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  • Phalangium


    November 29, 2014 by Phalangium

    Sitting here wondering what a category 'Asia' adds to the wiki, when we already have categories that divide it into smaller regions ...

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  • Phalangium

    Poacher Turned Gamekeeper

    September 14, 2014 by Phalangium

    This will probably be hard for some of you to understand, but for over half a century, I was a chronic arachnophobe.

    To an arachnophobe (as to many other people) harvestman=spider. The other thing is that size is of no consequence. Any arachnid, no matter how small, will produce the same reaction: Fight or flight. In my case, the exceptions were the scorpions and pseudoscorpions (which I have always thought to be "cute").

    Although being petrified of them (or maybe because of that), I have always had an intellectual interest in these creatures, and therefore a couple of years ago embarked on a course of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) to get cured. If any of you know other arachnophobes, I can strongly recommend this as a solution.


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