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What kind of spider is this?

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posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 11:55 PM
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Ah, poor little dude.

Wolfy we hardly knew ye.

I'm the designated spider killer in the house. Usually I trap them to put in the garden. But if they look dangerous I'll squish em.

Daddy long legs and wolf spiders don't really bug me, and jumping spiders. I play with those guys




posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 11:55 PM
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a reply to: tigertatzen

In that case, your fear isn't irrational. The OP is definitely a wolf spider which are mostly harmless.



posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 11:56 PM
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a reply to: denybedoomed

Jumping spiders are awesome lol. I play with them too.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 12:01 AM
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originally posted by: denybedoomed
Ah, poor little dude.

Wolfy we hardly knew ye.

I'm the designated spider killer in the house. Usually I trap them to put in the garden. But if they look dangerous I'll squish em.

Daddy long legs and wolf spiders don't really bug me, and jumping spiders. I play with those guys


Almost the last rights of Aragog from Harry Potter




posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 12:02 AM
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originally posted by: denybedoomed
Ah, poor little dude.

Wolfy we hardly knew ye.

I'm the designated spider killer in the house. Usually I trap them to put in the garden. But if they look dangerous I'll squish em.

Daddy long legs and wolf spiders don't really bug me, and jumping spiders. I play with those guys


I thought about letting it go but I got a ton of feedback from my girls. So I had to sentence it to death. Normally ill let wolfis go because they kill scorpions.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 12:06 AM
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originally posted by: Wide-Eyes
a reply to: denybedoomed

Jumping spiders are awesome lol. I play with them too.

here there are spiders i do not know the type. That have large furry "fore arms" resembling scorpions, but they only get maybe 2cm across legs included, BUT these guys can jump quite far very accurately 35-50 cm and flip to catch the other wall. quite agile. also harmless. Neat to watch them get all bothered and plan their jumps.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 12:10 AM
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I know what kind it is. It's the dead kind.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 12:10 AM
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a reply to: jappee

It's cool when they give you a wave lol. So cute.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 12:46 AM
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Yup wolf spider.
Wanna see a creepy one?
I found whats called a psuedo-scorpion spider on my bathroom wall.
Looks like a tailess scorpion. It even has small pincers, but its a spider.
Apparently they are common. You would think they are a warmer climate spider. But im in northern ontario canada. So i was pretty surprised when i came across them.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 01:25 AM
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originally posted by: PraetorianAZ
Found this sucker crawling up my wall while eating dinner with the family.
...
We named it Hillary before the sentence was carried out.



Hey, pal. Don't you know, when a spider visits your home it means money is coming your way.

But if you kill the messenger, it's bad luck.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 01:28 AM
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a reply to: BlueShaman

Janitorial supply stores carry a can of freeze spray that people use to get gum out of carpet (and hair too). I have used it with great success on many bugs, but the huge palmetto bug roach things will not die from it.

I never kill spiders though. In fact I leave them all be. They are wonderful for keeping any other bugs in check.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 01:40 AM
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originally posted by: jappee

originally posted by: tigertatzen
The important thing is, it is a dead spider. Is the only good spider a dead spider? No. There are no good spiders. Only dead ones, and alive ones that need to be converted to dead ones. That one looks pretty damned dead, but I always err on the side of caution and double-tap. And by double-tap, I mean chop them into pieces so that there is zero possibility that they can pull a Friday the 13th maneuver and rise from the dead like it was just a little invigorating power nap. Vile constructs of inherent wrongness. Every last creepy one of them.



That is my cats job, they know the sound of my flip-flops on the wall, they come to assess and consume the bodies. All i do is incapacitate(they are never dead until hours have passed). they do the dirty work of disposal. Sans legs, they just wont eat the legs... side note; they never consume the ones I HAD to spray dead, they just know better.

ETA; I'm talking about spiders that are the size of my hands...


Oh...we have six huge cats and not one of them can be bothered to chase a spider, much less consume one. They'll get animated over a moth sometimes, but spiders, forget it.

We don't get spiders quite that large, but this summer I had to kill several that were at least the size of the palm of my hand, one of which was actually a tarantula, to my utter horror. I decapitated that one with a spatula. Which I threw at it. From about eight feet away. If I can accurately lop the head off of a spider, in the semi-dark, with a thrown spatula from that distance, that's plenty big enough to cause concern, imho.

You are a far braver soul than I, that's for sure. If I found a spider in my home that was the size of my entire hand, I would move away. I'm not kidding. I'd be finding a new home that same day.

I saw an enormous spider in my car once, and I stopped right where I was at, in the middle of the street and got out of that car. I was so terrified that I was in tears. Two cops stopped to see what was going on, and I didn't care if they thought I was crazy. I told them that I was not getting back in that car until that monstrous thing was dead. They didn't laugh at me or roll their eyes...they moved my car into the median and searched every inch of it until they found the wretched thing.

It turned out to be the largest fiddleback spider any of us had ever seen, and it was underneath the brake pedal, right where my foot had been. Recluses are no joke...and a large one can deliver multiple bites, which if left untreated can be fatal.

Do you have any idea why they don't eat the legs? That is interesting. Animals are so intuitive about dangers in their environment.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 01:41 AM
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Absolute pussies the lot of you. Catch it and release it outside.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 01:46 AM
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Hey, pal. Don't you know, when a spider visits your home it means money is coming your way.


If that's the case....
I have at least two daddy long legs spiders in every room of my house; I allow them their continued residency as they consider redback spiders a fine feast!

I like to imagine, in that case, that I will come into a reasonable sum shortly. Thank you, universe!




posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 02:23 AM
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originally posted by: denybedoomed
Ah, poor little dude.

Wolfy we hardly knew ye.

I'm the designated spider killer in the house. Usually I trap them to put in the garden. But if they look dangerous I'll squish em.

Daddy long legs and wolf spiders don't really bug me, and jumping spiders. I play with those guys


Same here, depending on the types I come across they have options between min.security, max security, and oh hell no.

Minimum security captured, given a quick inspection and then set free, these are the black house spider, jumping spiders, daddy long legs etc. Maximum security get captured and contained until trial. During trial inspection is given, a sentence is given. False Windows, wolf/wood spiders, orb Weaver's all get set free. The "oh hell no's" get caught and identified and put to death if it is a black or brown widow or hobo spider

All releases are promptly placed outside with the exception of the jumping spiders. They are allowed back in for spider racing. In a timed event , you and a friend make the jumping spider run a course on the ceiling by having it chase a laser pointer. Quickest lap wins, loser has to catch dinner for the spider then set him free.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 03:26 AM
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a reply to: PraetorianAZ



Poor thing!

Do you not understand that these little pals keep the flies and the mites and other nasties from getting out of hand? These fellows eat the things that pose the greater threat to your well being!

They are not your enemy!



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 08:11 AM
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I had a landlord that, for some reason, fumigated the outside of the building.... All the spiders died... almost like they crawled out to the sidewalks to try to find fresh air and perished there. That summer the place was over run by every other crawling thing, flies, crickets, strange basement dwellers... it was nasty.

Since then, me and the spiders, we got an understanding... Eat bug, not Newt. Good, stay.
edit on 1-12-2016 by Newt22 because: typos galore



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 08:20 AM
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originally posted by: tigertatzen

originally posted by: Wide-Eyes
a reply to: tigertatzen

You have a sick mind. I just usher them out of the window.


Actually, what I have is a severe phobia of spiders and a wicked sense of humor about it. There is nothing wrong with my mind. I've known people who died from spider bites and learned at a very young age to fear them as a result. As long as they stay out of my space, I have no issue with them.


Some of us have really severe issues with these eight legged freaks. Lol. See what I did there lol. That is the only spider movie I can watch without having nightmares.


My uncontrollable fear of them started at the age of 6 when my grandmother informed me that my great grandfather went into an out house to do his business and got bit on his private by a black widow that almost killed him. Why my Granma thought it was ok to tell a 6 year old this I have no idea.


I am better than I was then but I still can stand being close to them. My boss man at the salvage yard always warned me to watch out for rattle snakes. I told him it ain't the snakes you have to fear. They give you fair warning. Spiders are sneaky little bastards and will get you before you know they are there.

I do laugh about my phobia now so that is an improvement. I used to scream like a girl and run. Lol. But I have also realized that when something in my life is about to change I seem to see one type of spider in my dreams that I can't explain. Big as a tarantula looks like a widow red Orange and black in color but never attacks only makes me follow it. So I take it as a harbinger when I see it.

But I guess that is a story for another post in another forum.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 08:56 AM
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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: PraetorianAZ



Poor thing!

Do you not understand that these little pals keep the flies and the mites and other nasties from getting out of hand? These fellows eat the things that pose the greater threat to your well being!

They are not your enemy!


I have a house full of girls here. If it was me and my buds living in the dorms then it would have been a different trial. Once the spider showed itself its fate was sealed. No way my girls would have let me let it go. Heck they wouldnt even let me let it out of the container to stomp it.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 02:44 PM
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a reply to: Macenroe82

Pseudoscorpions are generally tiny little fellas...like no bigger than 1/3 of an inch. Are you sure that's what it was?



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