Spiders In Bananas

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Spiders In Bananas

Post: #255392 bill1953
Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:56 am

When I was a boy in Dublin I had a sister who worked in a greengrocer and always came home with tales of huge spiders in the banana boxes. Don't hear so much of this sort of thing now. Has anyone ever found one?
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Re: Spiders In Bananas

Post: #255403 MKG
Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:40 am

No - but I've seen Bananas in Pyjamas.

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Re: Spiders In Bananas

Post: #255412 gregorach
Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:00 pm

I've certainly never found one, but then I find the bananas in this country so disappointing that I don't buy them... There are certainly a number of media reports of spiders turning up in bananas out there. It may be less common nowadays because of changes in transportation (I believe they're now usually shipped in cold storage and then force-ripened with ethylene gas, which probably doesn't do the spiders any favours), or it may be that the stories were more common that the actual spiders.
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Re: Spiders In Bananas

Post: #255414 Paul_C
Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:03 pm

modern banananas are shipped in a nitrogen atmosphere to keep them fresh for longer which kills the spiders.

i worked in a place where after each deliver of banannas somone had to sort through them to remove the dead spiders

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Re: Spiders In Bananas

Post: #255417 bill1953
Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:10 pm

Just because you see two eyes shining in the jungle at night, do not think that the worse thing that could happen is that you are about to be attacked by a tiger. It could be two one-eyed tigers.

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Re: Spiders In Bananas

Post: #255431 gregorach
Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:40 pm

Paul_C wrote:i worked in a place where after each deliver of banannas somone had to sort through them to remove the dead spiders


That must be a popular job...
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Re: Spiders In Bananas

Post: #255442 Paul_C
Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:09 pm

frankly given the choice between scrapin spuds with a tosspot manager or idly doing feck all but remove spider carcasses in private, in the warm listening to my ipod i know which i rpefered

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Re: Spiders In Bananas

Post: #255459 trinder
Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:39 pm

MKG wrote:No - but I've seen Bananas in Pyjamas.

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Re: Spiders In Bananas

Post: #255461 Susie
Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:50 pm

MKG wrote:No - but I've seen Bananas in Pyjamas.

Mike


That was my first thought.

Also I'm admiring your correct spelling of pyjamas...
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Re: Spiders In Bananas

Post: #255476 wabbit955
Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:56 pm

nope no spider but did found a scorpian in one but that was 20 years ago
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Re: Spiders In Bananas

Post: #255484 bill1953
Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:29 pm

Susie wrote:
MKG wrote:No - but I've seen Bananas in Pyjamas.

Mike


That was my first thought.

Also I'm admiring your correct spelling of pyjamas...


Sorry but I am Irish............what's this about bananas and pyjamas? :scratch:
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Re: Spiders In Bananas

Post: #255496 trinder
Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:00 am

I am really optomistic about you Bill.
But just to make sure......"is that a banana in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me" perhaps I'm wrong but that's what I read into it x
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Re: Spiders In Bananas

Post: #255503 bill1953
Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:34 am

Oh I get it now :oops:
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Re: Spiders In Bananas

Post: #255518 gregorach
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:09 am

Cheers

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Re: Spiders In Bananas

Post: #255527 trinder
Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:43 am

:oops: OMG
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