I'm downstairs folding laundry...I glance in to the hallway and to my utter surprise I see A GINORMOUS spider. Looks to be of the wolf/brown recluse family. (or that is how I see them...all deadly, all aggressive, all out to kill me and my family) I HATE spiders....and I use the word hate here. I am deathly afraid of the creepy crawly, climb in your mouth and soda cans while sleeping and sitting unattended. swallow unknowingly. eating your intestines out. killing you from the inside with their poisonous venom.
(now listening to the screech from the shower scene in Psycho...eeh eeh eeeh eeeh)
I danced 3 feet around it. Trying to figure out what to kill it with. I don't like guts on my shoes and I CANNOT step on them for fear that they will stay tucked away under the treads of my soul only to crawl up and around my shoe to EAT ME !
I actually went up stairs and was fumbling through stuff when I heard my daughter playing so nicely and by herself in her room. I made a decision right then and there...I grabbed a big plastic container and headed downstairs. With a 6 foot stick I steered the horrible, monstrous beast in to its temporary cell.
I carried it upstairs and we sat and looked at him for quite a while. After we studied him and shook him up a little...well I actually tipped the container sideways because he wasn't moving and then he started to move at the speed of light so I dropped him :) I then tried to explain away my behavior as to not create an arachnophobe.
I decided to show Sydney that every life is important and took him outside...to the FAR end of the yard...FURTHEST from the house and released him.
As we came back in the house Syd said, "mom member when we caught a GREAT BIG spider."
"Yip" I replied....hoping she would take the lesson and carry it with her in life.
"mom ? how do spiders poop and pee ?" ***
"I will have to look that up and get back to you Syd"
Syd went back to her room and I headed back downstairs to do laundry.
Thoughts were racing through my mind....did he come home with us camping, did I step on him when I went in to the laundry room...how close have I come to him. Did he catch a ride on me from upstairs....has he been there for a while...in my hair ? OH GOD ! creepy crawly chills all over me.
As you can clearly see...he is nearly the size of Syd's hand. :)
Can you see the wheels turning.....hmmmm.....how does this creature potty ?
Yet another view of this devilish being.
Answer to : DO SPIDERS POOP AND PEE ?
The process is called defecation. Yes .Their waste is a mixture of different substances and is roughly analogous to a mixture of feces and urine. It appears as a white or cream coloured, chalky residue after the water in it evaporates