Huntsman Spider Are More Good Then Bad

We’ve all experienced a huntsman creeping up on us here in Australia. I remember driving and one appearing on my windscreen ( on the inside ) …. All I know is that people in the other cars must of driven by and thought i was being possessed at the time the way i was thrashing about. Honestly i obviously had a higher chance of crashing my car than death by spider the way i was behaving, but i didn’t think that at the time.

Huntsman Spiders are not at all dangerous. Because of their massive and creepy appearance people get scared. Otherwise they help with the pest control by eating small worms and insects. In this video Momma Spider is guarding her babies

Huntsman spider are what you want in and around your house, as they live on killing and eating the spiders you don’t want in and around your house. The more the better.

Gotta love the Huntsman spiders. They hurt no one, and I usually have one (that I know of) living in the house. Redbacks are another matter entirely, but on the odd occasion when I accidentally find one, they always try to get away quickly, because none of those creatures are exactly hanging out to catch or kill a human. All of them have their place in the environment. We need to leave them alone. (well, maybe not the termites).

Huntsman spider are big, but harmless to ppl, i find them all the time in my backyard, and just let them be, because they eat all sorts of vermin including mice and other more dangerous spiders like widows and recluses, which Huntsman spiders are very territorial.

They cause more deaths through accidents than them actually biting people. They have a habit of lurking behind sun visors in cars and it’s when they drop out into drivers laps or scuttle across the screen they cause danger. Some people find ultrasonic pest repellents work.

They can also squeeze under doors. Depending on the door type of course. Don’t underestimate hunties. During the heat waves in February, I caught three of them. Not quite so big, but big enough. Sent them back into the shrubbery outside so they could find food

 

 

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Recycling Shredded Paper

I don’t understand why shredded paper can’t be recycled. Paper is paper. It seems fairly arbitrary and counter to the intent of recycling if you can only recycle some paper but not others.

If it’s a matter of materials needing to be a certain size, then the process needs to be refined. The material should be what matters, not the size or status.

It depends on how the recyclables will be sorted. It could end up just contaminating the rest of the load.

Again, that speaks to a poor refining process. What “size” is an acceptable size of paper? How small can a paper be and still be considered recyclable?

I get the reason why at the moment, but as I said, that reason speaks volumes to how inefficient the process is. And ultimately, it points out that recycling, for all we think it does, is really not that great of a process. If we can’t recycle based on materials rather than size or status of materials, then we’re not really achieving the goal of reusing said materials in a sustainable way. It makes it even more of a “feel good” step that doesn’t ACTUALLY help the environment.

he increase in efficiency at an automated Materials Recovery Facility is the reason you can no longer recycle shredded paper in a curbside single stream program. It ends up falling out of the system with the other fines. With system you have the capacity to sort more tons of material per hour over hand sorting but lose the quality of material coming out of the system. You must weigh the pros and cons of each sorting method and choose which is the best option for the size service area, quantity of material collected, and resources available to that particular area.

It has to do with the paper fiber length. In Seattle, you can recycle shredded paper only if it’s in strips, but not if it’s cross cut. They say the cross cut shreds the paper fibers too small to be reusable. Cross cut goes in the (city collected) compost here. Shredding boxes from things people buy like basal thermometer are also an option. We’ve even seen punching bag for kids recycled.

 

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