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Need a name for my new pet spider

  1. Sep 25, 2011 #1

    wolram

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    He/or she lives in my pan cupboard, he or she is about 2 1/2 inches across with a long fat body, she has been lucky a couple of times when she occupied one of my pans and i nearly drowned her, she hasn't made a web, so as long as she behaves i will let stay put.
     
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  3. Sep 25, 2011 #2

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    Rutherford
     
  4. Sep 25, 2011 #3
    Jimmy is a nice name.
     
  5. Sep 25, 2011 #4
    Charlotte ;)
     
  6. Sep 25, 2011 #5

    wolram

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    By the way, how do you sex a spider? i would hate to call it jimmy if it was a female.
     
  7. Sep 25, 2011 #6

    Pythagorean

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    Wait till it has babies
     
  8. Sep 25, 2011 #7
    Can you post a pic, or provide us with some time of reference to its character? Is your spider the social outgoing type or the strong and silent type?
     
  9. Sep 25, 2011 #8

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    You could call it Sam. That works for boys and girls.
     
  10. Sep 25, 2011 #9

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  11. Sep 25, 2011 #10
    Spiders are the worst things on the planet.

    If you must name it, call it Death.

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  12. Sep 25, 2011 #11

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  13. Sep 25, 2011 #12

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    If i did that all the spiders would gang up on me and invade my property, and considering how many spiders there are i would drown in them.
     
  14. Sep 25, 2011 #13

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    I think its the strong silent type, just like me :biggrin:
     
  15. Sep 25, 2011 #14
    I thought with spiders, that generally, if they are larger they are the female.
     
  16. Sep 25, 2011 #15
    The mental image of drowning in spiders produces such terror in my mind I can not put it into words.

    I was looking at the spider page that Borek linked... Now I'm jumpy and itchy...:mad::eek:
     
  17. Sep 25, 2011 #16
    Maybe Spidy Gonzales? [It's a unisex name...=)]
     
  18. Sep 25, 2011 #17

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    The females are usually bigger than the males, but that doesn't help much unless you know what species it is.

    We used to have a pet spider at work which lived on one of the pillars in the office, called Diogenes for the obvious reason (welll, it's obvious unless you never had a proper Classical education!).
     
  19. Sep 25, 2011 #18

    dlgoff

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    Why? Evo named her hen Roger.
     
  20. Sep 25, 2011 #19

    wolram

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    Well Evo has been known bless her sole to be a bit cranky:!!)
     
  21. Sep 25, 2011 #20

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    :biggrin:
     
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