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post #1 of 6 Old 10-23-2019, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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Hitch hiker Question

I was wheeling in the Black Mountain Wilderness area for a few days last week. Nice scenic trip with a friend. Today Iím under my yj tightening stuff and I spot a small tarantula about maybe 2-3Ē in dia. crawling around up between the engine and t-case area. Heís a good 130 mi from home lol. I couldnít get to it once it crawled up and didnít want to go tearing stuff apart to find it just yet. What would you do in this situation?

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post #2 of 6 Old 10-23-2019, 04:46 PM
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I'd finish up whatever I was doing on the Jeep, clean up, then press on with my life. Now if it was a black widow or brown recluse, I'd spray bug killer all around where I know or think it may be located.

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I would try to find it. even though they are not poisonous it would freak me out if the thing should up on the dash while I was driving..

The yard at my house seems to be ground zero for black widow spiders; the damn things are everywhere. My jeep and RV have been sitting for months so I wrapped a tarp all around and set off foggers inside last week.

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post #4 of 6 Old 10-23-2019, 10:30 PM
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Naturally, I would have unleashed a female tarantula hawk, or spider wasp on it.
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Pressure spray the underside?
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post #6 of 6 Old 10-24-2019, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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I was wondering how it survived the ride- it had to be over 200 under there! Iíve had instant coffee grounds melt into a pool of goo on the rubber mat at speed returning from trips. Think Iím going to let it ride for now and see if I can get a picture if she pops out while Iím wrenching this weekend.

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