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 Post subject: Itsy bitsy spider...
PostPosted: Tue 09-30-2008 9:59AM 
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anyone know this species? looks like it might fall under a tarantual but i can't find any matches. hybrid maybe? it's about 2-2.5" long from front to rear legs.

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 Post subject: Re: Itsy bitsy spider...
PostPosted: Tue 09-30-2008 11:52AM 
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Looks like a regular wolf spider.

They can be aggressive, and the bites are about as painful as a bee sting (maybe a bit more due to the large size), but not medically significant.

They do actively hunt other spiders, including brown recluses. Until they get big, I let them stay in the house. After that, they are cordially ushered outside. Brown recluses are unceremonially squashed, along with black widows. Jumping spiders are treated as favored pets, and brought indoors when found outside.

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PostPosted: Wed 10-01-2008 2:25AM 
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Wolf spiders are cool. I should post pix of an orb spider (formerly guarded my back door until he moved out) who's web was ~3-4 ft diameter

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PostPosted: Wed 10-01-2008 8:09AM 
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Thanks guys, I will proceed to have nightmares for the rest of the week.

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PostPosted: Wed 10-01-2008 8:44AM 
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Up until it started getting really cold last week, we had an orb spider near our front door - the web was 8x10 feet.

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PostPosted: Wed 10-01-2008 1:38PM 
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He's good! Make him come eat my camel crickets.

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That's what those giant shrimplike freaks of nature are called! I had never seen one before I moved into the house I'm in now, thought they were an abominations from the oil tank in the basement...

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PostPosted: Fri 10-03-2008 9:30AM 
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Wolf spiders get HUGE in southern Illinois where I'm from. We shine their eyes when we go frog gigging and they are sometimes big enough to make us think it's a bullfrog. Beastly. I hate all spiders... these guys too


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what kind of spider is this guy?
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he has a web that spans almost my entire back doorway, tempted to light him on fire

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PostPosted: Sat 10-04-2008 12:41AM 
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LostBoyz wrote:
what kind of spider is this guy?
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he has a web that spans almost my entire back doorway, tempted to light him on fire



Don't light that man on fire. That guy is doing you a favor. He could have chosen any house to catch and kill more annoying bugs at, but he chose yours. I mean seriously, would you light a man on fire who decided to give you free cable? Same sort of deal there.


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well i cant get out to my back porch, his web is across the whole back door

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PostPosted: Mon 10-06-2008 8:54AM 
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LostBoyz wrote:
well i cant get out to my back porch, his web is across the whole back door


Go out the front door and walk around. It's worth it.

Or, interrupt the web-weaving and she'll move.

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PostPosted: Mon 10-06-2008 9:06AM 
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well i dont know what happened, went to look yesterday and it was gone, no remnants of a web at all. Now there is a strangely familiar one on the front of our building

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