>very easy to kill. >most are completely harmless. >terrified of a raging human

>very easy to kill
>most are completely harmless
>terrified of a raging human
Why are humans so scared of spiders? We don’t care about flies, ants, millipedes or even scorpions tbh (I think they’re cool) so what is it about spiders?

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    8 legs typed this post.

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    yall homiez ever see a male black widow?

    its so strange how this creature is completely ignored in comparison to the female.
    i would argue that not a single person alive as actually seen one. its quite strange how it remains out of sight from the human world. maybe it knows something? or maybe you just dont know anything...
    so strange how this works

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >google male black window spider
      >none of the images shows them
      >dig deeper
      >still cant find any

      bros the mystery is thickening

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Black widow females are already small, maybe the males are nearly microscopic

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          https://duckduckgo.com/?q=male+black+widow+spider&atb=v354-2__&iax=images&ia=images&iai=https%3A%2F%2Fpulpbits.net%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2013%2F11%2Fmale-black-widow-spider-pic-1.jpg

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >OP doesn't know the definition of a phobia: the thread
    Nice job outing yourself as a complete moron

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    They can jumpscare you and that sucks

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    It's a fear learned through and normalized by society.
    I was in my early 20's before overcoming my, at the time crippling, fear or arachnids/insects just through intentional exposure. I'm now studying entomology at Uni.

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    We just have some deep-seated instinctual response of fear and disgust to spiders.

  7. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I used to pick up all kinds of bugs, spiders icluded, and let them crawl all over me. Even when I got bitten I'd just smear that little c**t and try with a new bug. Not sure if I'm more evolved or just more moronic

  8. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I cherish my spiders because they're killing most bugs at my place.

  9. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    spiders are more dangerous than spider shills would have you believe. sidney funnel-web spiders enter your house and love small dark spaces like the inside of a shoe. they react very violently if you accidentally bother them.
    brazilian banana spiders have potent venom that causes an unending erection and paralysis and can be encountered at the supermarket if you're unlucky enough
    >but some species are harmless!
    don't care. a bear is more likely to be harmless than not but nobody wants to live surrounded by bears. the world would be a better place if we exterminated spiders

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      some spiders are just huge buttholes like the redback and funnelweb. Other spiders like the golden orb or the daddylong legs are chill as frick same goes with most small garden spiders

  10. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    i'm not terrified of them or anything but not a fan
    just don't like the way they move, too many legs & too quick

  11. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    In the far, far past they must've been such a big problem that it was necessary to program an extreme fear of them into our dna. It wouldn't be such an extreme guttural fear programmed into nearly everyone on earth if they weren't a huge threat. I can only imagine what was going on back then.. The real headscracher is whybso many women are scared of these little fellows. Their bite is so pitifully weak it wouldn't even hurt a child and it will scurry away far before you could even get the chance to accidentally touch one. Plus they're so cute!

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Racial memory of the dread vegana Lizard.

  12. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    because spiders.

  13. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Spiders are frens. Never gotten bit handling any and I pick them up all the time. One did bite me when it sneaked into my bed during winter; it was really cold and I guess wanted some heat, but I didn't know it was there and kind of rolled my hand over it and got a nip. Went away in a few days. I'm only wary of Australian ones since some of those can actually do you some harm.

  14. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Lots of people are afriad of milipedes and scorpions as well, and the reason is simply that humans are illogical, it doesn't matter if we know they can't harm us and we can easily kill them because people react to a stimulus emotionally first and rationally second. We're scared of them because they simply look ugly and gross so our immediate emotional response is disgust, and disgust is an emotion close to fear, especially when the thing that disgusts you is moving in your direction. It's not even just humans, there's tons of videos on the internet of animals being startled by creepy crawlies.

  15. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I once turned the shower on without checking for spiders first then when I looked I saw a spider struggling for its life and felt guilty but I was too afraid of it to use my foot to save it from going down the drain.

  16. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Don't care, still going to kill every spider I see. Seethe. 🙂

  17. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I honestly don't fricking know and I wish I wasn't arachnophobic. They never did anything to hurt me except that one creepy fricker who didn't respect my face when I was a kid.

  18. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >Black person wasp scout flies into my house probably to look for food
    >while slamming itself into my window like a moron gets its wing caught on a web and takes a nosedive
    >tiny ass spider barely the size of my fingernail immidiately starts crawling all over it, avoiding its stinger and jaws while quickly webbing its limbs together
    >somehow manages to completely immobilize and take out the huge wasp one on one despite being maybe one twentieth of its size
    Holy frick these guys are professionals

  19. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Meh. I'm one of those weirdos who picks up and befriends spiders. Haven't been bitten yet (except that one time this one spider just gingerly bit my fingernail for some mysterious reason)
    Spiders are bros

  20. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    they look homosexal

  21. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Millipedes and centipedes scare me way more than spiders. I let spiders alone when i find them in the house. If I find one like pic related (which is a rare thing) I release it outside.

  22. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I'm thinking about moving to new orleans and apparently there's tons of brown recluses. What ate people's experience with them, I read their bite is deadly and if they live in your house it sounds like you're at their mercy

  23. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    They violate the NAP

  24. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    eight legs so that means they're four times as fast

  25. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    i like spiders. im only afraid of wasps, ticks and horse flies.

  26. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I fricking love spiders, but I still wouldn't touch one.
    I think it's because of the fact that their main weapon isn't as easy to see coming as say... a scorpion.
    When you see a scorpion, you know the only dangerous parts are the stinger, which is something you can see coming (even though they sting fast as frick) and the pincers, 99% of Scorpion species can't hurt you with those though.
    >flies
    More of an annoyance because they're harmless, except the African kinds that sting. If we had those in Europe they'd probably be grouped up with wasps in the "FRICK OFF HOLY SHIT GET AWAY GET AWAY FROM ME".
    >millipedes
    Most people are grossed out by them I think, they're neat though.
    Centipedes are nasty frickers, however. It has to be the mandibles.

  27. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    gay spider

  28. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Why are you afraid of snarling animals even if most won't attack you and will just spazz out from a safe distance until you leave?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Thing is looking at an image of a tiger or whatever isn't scary to anyone but simply seeing a picture of a spider is enough for many people to get spooked. Their very shape is programmed in us to be frightening.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        BOO!

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          no one is afraid of the Salticidae tho,even the bigger ones

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Jumping spiders however will always be little dogs with eight legs. They're very predictable in movement, none have dangerous venom, can actually be trained, and have big sweet eyes that stare at you inquisitively. When one jumps on me at most I'll back up a bit and be like "hey!" But the initial shock isn't nearly as strong as any other spider. With other spiders I'm screaming and heading for the hills in the first two seconds. Fun fact, I had a laser pointer once and found a jumping spider and it actively tried to catch the light just a cat or dog.

  29. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Even if most are harmless the fact that venomous spiders, including ones that can actually kill people, even exist makes a good amount of people fearful of them since they might not be able to identify whatever spider is in front of them as harmless immediately if at all.
    Couple that with their small size potentially letting them get into clothes/making them hard to detect.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      This but more because it's in our DNA to be afraid of potentially poisonous spiders, not a conscious thing. Same reason why people and a lot of animals are afraid of snakes.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Man, its weird, I don't get instantly scared when I see a snake. But when they start moving it looks so damn creepy.
        >Tiny snake in garage
        >try to get it outside with a broomstick
        >fricker almost shoots up the stick like a lightning bolt
        >acquire jacket & welding gloves
        >try again
        >ran outside with that little bastard on the stick & sphincter fully clenched

        Frick that shit

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Much like spiders, the more time you spend with snakes the more you realize they're actually pretty chill and a little goofy if theyre not terrified for their lives, in which case they're capable of moving pretty explosively in any direction. THAT is what I think the core of the fear is based around, the unpredictability of their movement. You got "might maybe kill you" and "might go pretty much fricking anywhere REALLY FAST," thats a decent combo for spooks.
          Have a pic of one of my girls being cute and comfy in a cork tube.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            Motherfricker. Lets try that again

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            There's definitely something to that, humans HATE the idea of something moving unpredictably. I grew up and had never seen (or at least remembered seeing) a wienerroach in real life, and for all that time I couldn't understand why so many people were horrified by what was basically just a long, ugly beetle. Then all the way in my adulthood I pulled something off a shelf in a store and saw one flop off what I was holding, hit the ground, and scurry away. Seeing that little bastard move was all it took for me to instantly understand every single person who had tried to explain why wienerroaches freak them out. Something about the erratic, frantic way a roach moves just triggers a million danger flags in our brains, even though roaches themselves are harmless.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            epigenetic thing maybe, like the chickens scattering for cover from the hawk silhouette

            bang on in my case at least. used to be afraid of all bugs. still kinda scared of moths and roaches but quite fond of spooders, scorpions, and a few others now.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            Same for me, garter-bro. I was terrified of them until I got a few tarantulas. I also realized that they are a bit goofy and now I started to tong feed them without fear. Magnificent creatures.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            This is definitely part of it, people aren't as scared of ants, probably brcause they move in straighter lines at more constant speeds making them predictable, unlike spiders which in seconds go from perfectly still to bolting across the floor in zigzags.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        [...]

        >it's in our DNA
        oh cool, which genes?

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Sonic hedgehog 3 and spidey man 4

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            There is an actual Sonic Hedgehog gene named after the character

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        It's strange, the snake fear gene isn't in me at all while the spider one is. Within the first second or two of seeing a spider before I can react my instincts go into full drive to make me jump backwards but the exact opposite is true for snakes. When I see one I immediately get the urge to catch it, and many times I have. Very strange being that my whole family hates snakes.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        most of small children ain't afraid of spiders tho,they learn to fear them from their parents

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          If that's true, what explains the phenomenon where they appear larger to arachnophobes? I can't imagine a behavior that changes the way your brain perceives size to be learned.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Venomous vs. poisonous. Venom is injected, poison is ingested. A deadly poisonous spider would be one you eat and get sick from.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous
        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Thanks anon!

          8 legs typed this post.

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  30. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Unappealing to look at.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      This, they're the incels of the bug world. Ugly to look at, creepy loner habits, literally toxic, unpredictable movements, predatory and their NEET lairs are messy.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

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      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Spiders aren't bugs at all.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          i thought they're not insects. bugs is a non scientific catch-all term, no?

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            They are bugs. Don't pay attention to the "true bug" autist.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          i thought they're not insects. bugs is a non scientific catch-all term, no?

          uhm, acktually, its only the hemiPTerians who get to be bugs sh!tlord

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Frick you nerd if it has more than four legs or less than two it's a bug. Yes that includes snakes and dolphins.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          you're a fricking bug
          go put tomatoes to your smoothie dumbass

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