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Spiders and cobwebs inside cases

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by Artas1984, May 7, 2012.

  1. Artas1984

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    Last week i learned that my Antec 1200 front side and top side are open-able. Since i like to keep all things cleaned up, today i have decided to open the case up more deeper than ever and see what i have not seen before, expecting hidden dust, hidden cable wiring, perhaps additional space. I certainly did not expect to see cobwebs! I typically tolerate spiders in my home, as i like them, though i do remove cobwebs from visible places..

    Anyone who had similar experiences? In what PC case places did spiders build their homes?

    In my case, it was right under the front panel where buttons and ports are located.
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    They are small enough to get in there but just keep your work area and the case itself clean on a regular basis.

    Invest in some fan filters as well! They help a lot.
  3. Yukikaze

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    And here I was thinking I am the only person alive that does just that :toast:

    Never had spiders in my rig, though.
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    Tell me about your country's culture w.r.t spiders. I have found people from Eastern Europe are very respectful of spiders whereas people from the west take the first opportunity to kill them. I'm quite curious about the sayings, stories, and cultural customs that make this difference in how they are treated.

    PS. No matter how much you like spiders - they DO NOT belong in your PC case!!! Clean out and keep clean your PC case and also your room! I think it is untidy! ;)
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  5. Yukikaze

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    I've never thought of that in that fashion, actually. I am actually, originally, from Eastern Europe, as well.
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    +1, let the spiders live. They make good bug catchers. :)
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    I'm pure swedish and I too like spiders in my home. They eat other, lesser creatures.
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    I was born and raised in New York City so I can't stand bugs of any type, they all get to face the wrath of my slipper.
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    Oooohhh, fear the slipper!!! :eek: :laugh:
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    Had a Bark Scorpion half in my case last week.
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    they liked the area around my RAM

    i guess they like warmth, lol.
    but my new case, i have installed filters all around so no spidey.
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    are spiders and cobweb conductive?
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    Well...
    As you know, the term "computer bug" nowadays refers to a software error, but it's origins are in interactions between hardware and unfortunate critters...

    ZZZZAP!
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    i've found mice dead from starvation (one snuck in, had babies, none got out) and even a small bird (budgie) once.


    its no different to a car - CLEAN IT.
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    do you live in Silent Hill by any chance?
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    dafuq :confused:
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    they *had* a pet budgie. they left their side panel off. it made contact with a fan.
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    wtf :( poor birdie
  19. Random Murderer

    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    Actually, spiders make good bug catchers all around, even in cars.
    On my way to work this morning I noticed a rather large spider just kind of checking out my instrument cluster. I didn't bother him, he didn't bother me. Eventually, he moved into one of my air vents(doesn't matter to me, AC has been removed). I think I'm on the fifth generation of spiders in my car now. I've had the car for four years, never once have I or a passenger been bitten or bothered by the spiders, so they just get left alone. Every time I spot a new egg sac I just kind of smile to myself and think "there's another generation on the way."
    Besides, I'll take a family of spiders over a colony of ants any day(that's where the spiders came from if you were wondering. Car had a colony of fire ants when I bought it, about a month later spiders moved in and haven't seen an ant since:D).

    I do agree about cleaning the cobwebs though. I can't stand cobwebs in the car, and the spiders have figured that out and stopped building them inside the car. Now they're under my front bumper cover and wheel well covers.:roll:

    If they keep getting into your computer, you may want to lay down a perimeter of insecticide around your computer. They'll smell it and turn around and head the other direction. It's the warmth they like, unfortunately they can venture too far in and fry hardware by shorting something, or(in one of my client's cases) decide to nest in a heatsink while the computer is off then die and burn when the computer is turned on. Not a pleasant smell...:nutkick:
    My point is this: just get them OUT of the computer, but don't kill them unless it's a harmful spider(Red/Black/Brown Widows, Recluse, etc.)

    As far as that goes, call the exterminator!:p
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    Some spiders here are lethal so I take every chance to nail a critical strike when the opportunity arises.
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    Brown recluse for one. I believe GA is still south enough that you guys get Brown Widows as well as the more common, more dangerous Black Widow. Just be glad we don't get Red Widows like Australia!

    Off topic, but your avatar:roll: That was one of the best episodes!
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    i just stay out of the 8 legged overlords way, they dont let us slaves interfere with their bidding.
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    Yeah it was. :) I killed a black widow in my garage a week ago. Got a 7 year old and a baby on the way.
  24. Random Murderer

    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    Well that's an acceptable time to kill spiders, even non-harmful ones. Spider bites that would do virtually nothing to adults can sometimes kill young children and infants.:toast:
    And there's always the possibility of them grabbing one, "Daddy, what's this?" Oh shit moment indeed.
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    We don't have no dangerous bugs here. :cool:

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