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clarissa Mon 31-Jan-05 22:32:31

hi has anyone heard of a ticking spider my mum is convinced she has one in her lounge

Socci Mon 31-Jan-05 22:36:21

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clarissa Mon 31-Jan-05 22:37:07

there is a distinct ticking in the lounge hope its not a spider i cant bear them either

flashingnose Mon 31-Jan-05 22:37:56

What, ticking as in tick-tock-tick-tock??

acer Mon 31-Jan-05 22:38:55

No way, never heard of it, we get alot of scratching in our house though - MICE!!!

Carla Mon 31-Jan-05 22:39:14

Or tut-tut, as in ticking off?????

Surfermum Mon 31-Jan-05 22:39:16

I read it as tickling! .

Either way - ticking or tickling - you won't see me for dust.

flashingnose Mon 31-Jan-05 22:41:19

Maybe it's swallowed a clock like the crocodile in Peter Pan

Sorry clarissa, hope your Mum isn't too upset by it.

HunkerMunker Mon 31-Jan-05 22:41:21

DH says he's not heard of them (and he has an obsessive interest in spiders and snakes ) - he did say that death watch beetles make a tapping sound and so do cicadas.

misdee Mon 31-Jan-05 22:44:10

are cicadas due an apperance this year?

could it be a cricket?

Snugs Mon 31-Jan-05 23:07:06

Are you sure it isn't something dripping. We had an annoying persistant sound for weeks. Hunted high and low for source. Turned out to be a leak in the neighbours upstairs radiator pipe, dripping against the connecting wall!

charliecat Mon 31-Jan-05 23:10:13

OMG I bloody hope not...lol...

marthamoo Mon 31-Jan-05 23:37:56

Never heard of a spider ticking. Death watch beetle ticks....

Death Watch Beetle

starlover Tue 01-Feb-05 10:26:15

How loud is it?
Wasps make a kind of ticking(ish) chomping noise when they are building a nest...
i have no idea if wasps are alive this time of year though.... we had a noise in our sitting room and i told my mum we had wasps and she didn't believe me, but there was a huge nest in our attic!

we also used to get a ticking noise from where the pipe to the radiator went up through the polystyrene ceiling tiles and made them move!

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