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What type of spider is this??

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posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 01:49 AM
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Hi, not sure if this is the right forum, but here goes.

I took this pic of a spider last night on the washing line. I have no idea what kind of spider it is.
It is white and rather large. Seems to live in the washing pole, and only comes out at night.



And here is a crop i made of the critter.



I was hoping anyone here might shed some light on it please.

vvv




posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 01:51 AM
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Orb, of some type,



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 01:54 AM
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Looks like an orb weaving spider of some sort ...

www.termite.com...
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posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 01:55 AM
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Pretty sure thats a marble spider

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posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 02:01 AM
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Could you tell us what part of the world this spider lives in? That will help us narrow down the possibilities.

DC



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 02:01 AM
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Wolf spider....they are hunters.....i love playing with them in northern canada.



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 02:02 AM
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Yeah sure mate

This is in the Western Cape region of South Africa.

vvv



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 02:08 AM
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I made a mistake,that's not the spider i was thinking about



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 02:10 AM
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Definitely an Orb Weaver of some kind... we have many similar ones around here (Far north QLD, Aus).

Orb Weavers - Google Images



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 02:18 AM
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That's not a spider - THIS is a spider.......




posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 02:23 AM
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It's an orb spider for sure

www.glaucus.org.uk...

scroll down to bottom

We have tons of orb spiders around here, I love them

Cool article
New ‘giant’ Golden orb spider discovered in South Africa
www.wildlifeextra.com...

another article
www.naturia.per.sg...



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 02:30 AM
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Originally posted by OzTiger
That's not a spider - THIS is a spider.......


OMG...that about made me toss my cookies.



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 02:33 AM
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Originally posted by OzTiger
That's not a spider - THIS is a spider.......



They call that type of species down under the "crapius dunnyrollious" i heard their venom wipes you out



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 02:37 AM
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HaHaHa. It's actually a "Huntsman" and they are non-poisonous but give you quite a fright when they pop up in places like this.

We also have this one (which doesn't come indoors)...




posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 02:51 AM
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the spider in the op isnt a huntsman..
could be a baby orv weaver but thats really only going by the shape of the web...

has a body shape like a xmas spider..


.. best bet is to let it bite you.. if its fatal we will be able to narrow it down to a few select spiders!



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 02:55 AM
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It looks like its wearing a George Washington mask



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 03:06 AM
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Originally posted by Agit8dChop
the spider in the op isnt a huntsman..
could be a baby orv weaver but thats really only going by the shape of the web...

has a body shape like a xmas spider..


.. best bet is to let it bite you.. if its fatal we will be able to narrow it down to a few select spiders!


Good idea!!

Tonight when i see it again, i will let it bite me on the arm, and monitor what happens.

Also, most seem to think its an Orb Spider, but i have never seen a white one, its almost luminecent under light.

vvv



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 03:48 AM
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All the spiders around here are all pretty white after they molt.



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 04:30 AM
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The shape and the patterning on its back would suggest that it is an orb spider of some variety. Beyond that, I couldn't tell you which type exactly



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 04:33 AM
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Originally posted by OzTiger
That's not a spider - THIS is a spider.......



Oh.
My.
God.

I have absolutely no idea how you all don't crack up in total fear down under! I wouldn't have used the toilets for months after that!



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