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Strawberries and spiders

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Hezaire · 30/07/2015 08:05

Need to make a quick decision here. Found 3 live spiders in my supermarket strawberries. Freaked me out a bit but I don't know why really. Makes sense that there would be little creatures in my fruit. Biggest one was maybe the size of 10p. Aibu to throw them away though?

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BlueStarsAtNight · 30/07/2015 08:07

Argh not a chance I'd be eating those! They'd be straight in the bin. I can't actually think of any logical reason why as long as they were washed, but I just couldn't!


TobleroneBoo · 30/07/2015 08:07

I would just wash them, they've probably had all sorts on so far.

Are they British strawberries? And just our average spider or possibly a tropical deadly one?


fourtothedozen · 30/07/2015 08:11

Wash them, all strawberries have had insects crawling over them at some point.

I take it you haven't grown your own fruit and veg bluestars, bringing produce in from the garden, or washing a newly picked lettuce in the sink, watching spiders, bugs and slugs float away before making a salad.

Bugs are a nomal part of garden life.


Hezaire · 30/07/2015 08:13

Yes was going to mention they are British. I was proud of myself for noticing them actually. Was washing them at the time

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hedgehogsdontbite · 30/07/2015 08:28

Burn the house down and emigrate.


Backtobedlam · 30/07/2015 08:42

Quick rinse and they should be fine. I'd prefer a spider or snail trail than loads of chemicals.


Hezaire · 30/07/2015 14:00

Ended up going for a sausage and egg muffin instead. I know! I know!Grin

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LurkingHusband · 30/07/2015 14:04

The only safe way, is to nuke them from orbit.


AnUtterIdiot · 30/07/2015 14:06

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PeppaWellington · 30/07/2015 14:10

strawberries are revolting
take them outside and stamp on them until they are DEAD

build a home for the spiders and establish a spidery community, putting on a revue show for them at christmas and making sure they are supplied with a constant supply of free flies, wonder web, and spiderman cartoons (they find him hilarious)

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