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Author Topic: Cave Spider !!SCIENCE!!  (Read 4406 times)

GaxkangtheUnbound

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Cave Spider !!SCIENCE!!
« on: November 07, 2010, 02:13:09 pm »

We all know that cave spiders:
1.can be tamed
2.Can be caged
3.Cannot be released from a cage.
HOWEVER. . .
You can pit them.
I'm going to mass-capture cave spiders, tame them, and release them in a massive enclosed space. Since they are tame, they are dwarf-friendly.
Any thoughts?
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Re: Cave Spider !!SCIENCE!!
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2010, 02:22:26 pm »

Oh woe is thee, who wishes to tame the mighty cave spider, for in its majestic free spirt brings forth honer to dwarf kind.
It is said that should you break the will of a cave spider, and make it bow befor its stout overlords, it will bask in naught but sorrow, and never find the will to spin its fine threads again.

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Re: Cave Spider !!SCIENCE!!
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2010, 02:48:39 pm »

Why not construct an overly complicated contraption to farm it's big cousin?

As a bonus, plenty of opportunities for the horrible deaths of you bearded dudes.
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Re: Cave Spider !!SCIENCE!!
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2010, 03:38:44 pm »

Oh woe is thee, who wishes to tame the mighty cave spider, for in its majestic free spirt brings forth honer to dwarf kind.
It is said that should you break the will of a cave spider, and make it bow befor its stout overlords, it will bask in naught but sorrow, and never find the will to spin its fine threads again.
Would you care to explain this?(Tad blurry, sorry!)
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Re: Cave Spider !!SCIENCE!!
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2010, 03:40:23 pm »

You put gems there.

GaxkangtheUnbound

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Re: Cave Spider !!SCIENCE!!
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2010, 03:41:40 pm »

You put gems there.
Hold on a sec. . .
I'm going to upload a second pic showing that those "gems" are actually webs.
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« Last Edit: November 07, 2010, 04:10:17 pm by GaxkangtheUnbound »
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Re: Cave Spider !!SCIENCE!!
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2010, 03:48:48 pm »

You put gems there.
Hold on a sec. . .
I'm going to upload a second pic showing that those "gems" are actually webs.
I was being sarcastic, sorry about the misunderstanding :P

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Re: Cave Spider !!SCIENCE!!
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2010, 03:49:24 pm »

You put gems there.
Hold on a sec. . .
I'm going to upload a second pic showing that those "gems" are actually webs.
I was being sarcastic, sorry about the misunderstanding :P
I'm still uploading the picture, regardless.
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Re: Cave Spider !!SCIENCE!!
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2010, 05:22:52 pm »

I'm going to mass-capture cave spiders, tame them, and release them in a massive enclosed space. Since they are tame, they are dwarf-friendly.

I've never had any problems with non-tame cave spiders(or phantom spiders for that matter.
Also, why has everyone started putting things in !! marks, when they're not on fire?
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Re: Cave Spider !!SCIENCE!!
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2010, 05:35:16 pm »

Everything is on fire, reality just don't know it yet.
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Re: Cave Spider !!SCIENCE!!
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2010, 06:08:58 pm »

Everything is on fire, reality just don't know it yet.

In fact, I would say that !!Cave Spider!! is more fun than !!Science!!
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Re: Cave Spider !!SCIENCE!!
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2010, 06:28:44 pm »

I'm going to mass-capture cave spiders, tame them, and release them in a massive enclosed space. Since they are tame, they are dwarf-friendly.

Also, why has everyone started putting things in !! marks, when they're not on fire?
To put it in somebody else's words:
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Because regular science is boring.
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Re: Cave Spider !!SCIENCE!!
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2010, 09:49:15 pm »

It's faster to write "!!science!!" than any of the synonyms: "mad science", "dwarvern science", or "crimes against the laws of god and man".
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Re: Cave Spider !!SCIENCE!!
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2010, 12:06:40 am »

Gaxkang -- why are your pictures so blurry? Are you not using the "Print Screen" button?
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« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2010, 03:51:04 am »

Oh woe is thee, who wishes to tame the mighty cave spider, for in its majestic free spirt brings forth honer to dwarf kind.
It is said that should you break the will of a cave spider, and make it bow befor its stout overlords, it will bask in naught but sorrow, and never find the will to spin its fine threads again.
You're thinking of giant cave spiders.  Gaxkang is talking about the small ones, caught in traps (the idea being to trap and relocate them to someplace more safe and useful, close to your dwarves...  and to keep them from biting, which delivers nasty venom.)

The big cave spiders only create new webs as attacks (aside from the ones they start with), so taming them means that you can only get webs by sending them up against captured enemies.  Small ones create webs constantly, though, and will continue to do so when tame.
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