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Look for Black Widows in Your Grapes - April 4th 2009, 02:36 AM

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This story scares me. I like to eat grapes, but I have an extreme phobia of spiders. The spider on that page creeps me out even. I don't think I'll be buying grapes anytime soon just because of reading this.


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Re: Look for Black Widows in Your Grapes - April 4th 2009, 02:38 AM

That's kind of scary, was getting shivers just reading o.o Would be pretty scary to find a big spider in your grapes..
   
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Re: Look for Black Widows in Your Grapes - April 4th 2009, 02:39 AM

Ugh ! Disgusting.
Spiders need to just... go extinct.
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Re: Look for Black Widows in Your Grapes - April 4th 2009, 02:41 AM

even if you had one in your grapes, their so small you wouldn't see it.

millions of people live with black widows in their HOUSES each day.
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Re: Look for Black Widows in Your Grapes - April 4th 2009, 02:43 AM

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Re: Look for Black Widows in Your Grapes - April 4th 2009, 02:48 AM

Black widows are not the worst spider to deal with.


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Re: Look for Black Widows in Your Grapes - April 4th 2009, 02:50 AM

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Black widows are not the worst spider to deal with.
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Re: Look for Black Widows in Your Grapes - April 4th 2009, 02:55 AM

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Black widows are not the worst spider to deal with.
Maybe so, but they're definitely one of the most disgusting.
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Re: Look for Black Widows in Your Grapes - April 4th 2009, 02:57 AM

Brazilian Wandering Spider in bananas from Honduras http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/0..._n_177213.html


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Re: Look for Black Widows in Your Grapes - April 4th 2009, 03:14 AM

I do have to say, that is one thing I'm American on - I would sue.

That's so awful! Semolina, spiders, who knows what's next!



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Re: Look for Black Widows in Your Grapes - April 4th 2009, 03:24 AM

Just be extra careful when handling produce never no what you will find!.


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Re: Look for Black Widows in Your Grapes - April 4th 2009, 03:25 AM

Spiders in the grapes? It's just added protein! Yummy!

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Re: Look for Black Widows in Your Grapes - April 4th 2009, 04:30 AM

And this is why you ALWAYS wash your produce after you get it!


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Re: Look for Black Widows in Your Grapes - April 4th 2009, 02:53 PM

Erm...think I'm going to go easy on buying grapes [and bananas] for a lil' bit.

'Don't be afraid of spiders, spiders are more afraid of you than you are of them!' - right?



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Re: Look for Black Widows in Your Grapes - April 4th 2009, 02:58 PM

my friend found a black widow in her grapes, she sheved it in a black bag and took it to the trading standards .
she was mega scared!
   
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Re: Look for Black Widows in Your Grapes - April 4th 2009, 02:58 PM

Oh sara it gets worse


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Re: Look for Black Widows in Your Grapes - April 4th 2009, 05:50 PM

Meh, people freaking about this stuff is bound to happen when we're all so detached from nature/our growers. You have to expect bugs on and around your produce. Just wash it before you eat it.

I was doing prep at the restaurant I worked at and had to wash a particular type of greens that comes in loose heads. I forgot the name. They told me to salt the water to kill the snails that like to hang out in it. They also told me to try to get all the snails out, but they would be handled twice more before they came to a plate (removed from the head and washed again, put on the plate by a cook who is looking for stuff like that too). I've never seen anything poisonous, but that's just because no poisonous bugs live in Maine (to my knowledge) where we grow our produce.

Any time you buy or grow organic you have to be aware that stuff like this is going to happen, especially if it comes from tropical climates.


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Re: Look for Black Widows in Your Grapes - April 4th 2009, 05:52 PM

Amanda, you always post up the scariest stories! :P
I'll eat grapes still. It's life - I'm not gonna let some silly spiders ruin my delicious snackk <3


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Re: Look for Black Widows in Your Grapes - April 4th 2009, 06:33 PM

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Ugh ! Disgusting.
Spiders need to just... go extinct.
Fat chance I'll ever eat grapes again...

I agree! They do need to go extinct! I don't care what effect it would have on nature if they were to go away. They're one creatures of God that scare me.
   
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Re: Look for Black Widows in Your Grapes - April 4th 2009, 07:07 PM

I havnt even looked at the picture, but im never eating grapes again.


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Re: Look for Black Widows in Your Grapes - April 4th 2009, 10:35 PM

You know spiders help control bug population in your house.


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Re: Look for Black Widows in Your Grapes - April 4th 2009, 11:04 PM

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Problem is that these particular spiders may also help to control the human population in your house.
   
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Re: Look for Black Widows in Your Grapes - April 4th 2009, 11:11 PM

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Meh, people freaking about this stuff is bound to happen when we're all so detached from nature/our growers. You have to expect bugs on and around your produce. Just wash it before you eat it.

I was doing prep at the restaurant I worked at and had to wash a particular type of greens that comes in loose heads. I forgot the name. They told me to salt the water to kill the snails that like to hang out in it. They also told me to try to get all the snails out, but they would be handled twice more before they came to a plate (removed from the head and washed again, put on the plate by a cook who is looking for stuff like that too). I've never seen anything poisonous, but that's just because no poisonous bugs live in Maine (to my knowledge) where we grow our produce.

Any time you buy or grow organic you have to be aware that stuff like this is going to happen, especially if it comes from tropical climates.
Exactly, plus knowledge is power - once you learn what's poisonous and what is not life gets much easier
   
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Re: Look for Black Widows in Your Grapes - April 5th 2009, 02:04 AM

Oh dear, did this happen again?

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Re: Look for Black Widows in Your Grapes - April 5th 2009, 02:29 AM

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Re: Look for Black Widows in Your Grapes - April 6th 2009, 11:01 PM



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Re: Look for Black Widows in Your Grapes - April 6th 2009, 11:06 PM

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Re: Look for Black Widows in Your Grapes - April 8th 2009, 02:23 AM

Spiders are so easy to deal with - they aren't even scary looking.
   
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Re: Look for Black Widows in Your Grapes - April 16th 2009, 03:40 AM

Spiders scare the crap out of me.
I'm going to be extra careful eating grapes now!




   
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Re: Look for Black Widows in Your Grapes - April 16th 2009, 05:03 PM

I bought some fresh parsley at HEB and i found a big ol stink bug in it!!!



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Re: Look for Black Widows in Your Grapes - April 16th 2009, 06:51 PM

That'd suck to get killed by a venomous spider while eating grapes. I'm not willing to risk my life for a healthy snack... if there's a spider, I'm smashinig the whole bag.. grapes and all.


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Re: Look for Black Widows in Your Grapes - April 16th 2009, 06:54 PM

I actually had a mouthful of grapes when I saw this thread out of the corner of my eye... i mean EWWWW.

lol i'm now searching my grapes before eating them.

but spidey powers would be pretty neat...

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