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Well, Wendy, there is a big wide world out there, which Lucky and Suspiria have already enjoyed, so those that are discontented can explore outside their current home boundaries if they so desire... I'd like expanded housing for our human population too!!! LOL. I could have a chat with Dr Who to see about getting a spider tardis...
The solution appears to be that they need expanded housing. Keep in mind that squeezing beings/creatures into tight spaces leads to discontent.
Mr Bugosi, if they all have bouncy castles and trampolines they will have no room to move!! They will have to share, and take turns, and hopefully that will help. :-).
I think if they all have bouncy castles and trampolines, then they will be too busy bouncing to even think about the other kind of bouncing (if indeed they do bounce.....which they probably don't).......
Oh Wendy, I have made sure contraception is available, but some of the spiders do want to start their own family, and it is not for me to decide which ones can and which cannot, so I have to hope they will be "sensible"!!
Mandy, I do hope that they're using contraceptives. But just in case you don't supply them, and the spiders have no access to them, keep this in mind:
"Once a spider's eggs are fertilized, they have to stay safe from predators until the spiderlings can hatch out."
Thank you Wendy, that is very sound advice. Most of our spiders seem settled now so I will ensure they are well cared for during the winter - and re-assess the sitution next spring, and depending on the increase in spider population......I will find good homes for those who are happy to move.
Thanks Mr Bugosi.... ditto above......
Yes.....the right thing to do........
Mandy, it would behoove you to collect all the spiders in your house if you have too many, and then find homes for them like you did for Lucky and Suspiria. That's after all, the right thing to do.
Thank you, Mr Bugosi, for all the updates, it's so wonderful to know that both Lucky and Suspiria are in receipt of such good care, and apparently thoroughly enjoying their change of environment - in only all spiders had such wonderful opportunities :~)
Well, Suspiria has loads of bedbugs also, as well....though she's been up most of the night bouncing in her bouncy castle and shaking the ramparts.......
Wendy, it is good to hear how well Lucky is settling in to her new home. I'm so pleased she's enjoying the trampoline - I have to confess, I'm not sure about any bedbugs, sorry to say I can't take the credit for those - maybe they just fancied a trip - and stowed away???
Mandy, I think she'll be fine as long as she has a steady supply of tadpole nectar. There are enough insects hanging around in her bedroom that she's got a ready-meal anytime she's hungry. In the meantime, she's been on the trampoline for well over an hour. Oh, before I forget, she was especially pleased with the bedbugs you slipped under her mattress.
Thank you Mr Bugosi, I'll take that as a huge compliment.
Anyone know how come part of my comment below got underlined????????? Is it a message from outer space????????????????
Little Wendy.......Your message has brought a tear to the eye..........
Mandy-at-the-racetrack.........You certainly know how to handle spiders.....
Yes, Wendy, I think you will need to wake Lucky up soon - she will be hungry and thirsty - although I notice all the food I provided has been eaten. Did she finish her drinks?? I don't think Lucky needs to lose weight, but that book may help to ensure that Lucky doesn't develop any emotional problems, perhaps as a result of leaving her former home and family? You will want to make sure she doesn't get into bad habits and start either over or under eating.
Mandy, she's still fast asleep. I'm going to have to wake her up shortly so that she can get some nourishment.
Uh oh, I just did a Google search for Spider diet Books and this is what I found:
Lucky doesn't look like she needs to lose any weight. Now what do I do?
Papa, I'm so glad you like her name. Last night while fast asleep, she blurted out "BUGosi" more than once. I'm not sure it's because she was dreaming of bugs or dreaming of you.
And such a glorious family name!........
Wendy - I think that is an excellent idea. I'm glad she's having a good sleep, and I really hope she will be happy with her name - it will certainly help to ensure she gains a good sense of identity, particularly since you have also been so thoughful as to include a family name for her. She really is Lucky!!
Papa, oh dear. My spider has a bright, sunny room. Well, she's sound asleep so when she wakes up, I'll ask her if she'd rather have a damp and dirty one.
I LOVE the name "Suspiria" but because Mandy said this, "...I'd call her lucky myself - as she's escaped such an overcrowded and dangerous home," my sweet spider is now named "Lucky."
Mandy, now that you've inadvertently suggested the name "Lucky" that's what her name is. If she doesn't like it, she can pick out another, or she can pick out a middle name that I'll use. So she'll be called Lucky _____Bugosi.
I appreciate the care you gave when packaging Lucky up to send to me.
Well Wendy, I rather thought you'd want to give your spider a name, I'd call her lucky myself - as she's escaped such an overcrowded and dangerous home and literally fallen on her feet!! Maybe when she's had a good nap she will remember her name and feel able to tell you. She may have been given a common name like Jenny, or Octavia, but in her previous household names were seldom used, sadly!! As you said to PJ, Wendy, I do try to give the best care to spiders - but it is an overcrowded human house - with 4 sets of male boots tramping through it is often dangerous!!
Hello, my little Wendy!....Glad to hear your spider's settling in.......I have a nice dark room ready for mine, when she arrives - it's damp and dirty, so she should feel at home........(If she doesn't have a name, I shall call her "Suspiria", which I think is a nice name for a spider).....
OK, Mandy, I'll tell her right now. She'll be pleased to know that Papa's spider is getting the best care possible.
I've been trying to think of a name for her but haven't come up with one yet. Did you have a name for her? She's very shy and I think she actually forgets her name right now because she's super tired.
PJ, Mandy's the best at taking care of spiders and NOT stepping on them anymore. Right, Mandy???
Thank you PJ, I am very relieved that Wendy's adoped spider has arrived safely, and happy to know she will have such a good home. :~)
Mandy, I'm so glad Wendy's getting her adopted spider, I know she's been longing for this moment. You seem to have done very thoughtful preparations!
Please reassure her that "Papa's" spider is very well, and packing in preparation for her journey to her new residence. Of course she is missing your spider alot, but realises that its the right time for your spider to move out, and she's very happy to know you are providing such a good home. :~)
I'm preparing a room as we speak. Right now she's telling me all about her travel, and also about how you cared for her while she lived with you in the box. She's also a bit worried about Papa's spider.
LOL - Wendy, I'm delighted that you're so happy. I hope he/she arrived safely.
Oh, I just read the comments and Mandy, you did tell Papa!
Ohhhh, Mandy, this is WONDERFUL! I just LOVE this so much!
Did you tell Papa that he's getting a puzzle from you too?
Yes, I hope so - she's waited very patiently :~)
Little Wendy will be so happy!......
Mr Bugosi, thank you, and how kind of you to notice my attempt at ensuring the spider's wellbeing during transit...The parcel was a bit heavy - so yours will be send another day - when I've recovered from carrying this one!!!!
How thoughtful......you have included all the toys!.......The trampoline is probably the favourite......