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GIANT SPIDER IDENTIFICATION REQUIRED - HELP!! PICS BELOW

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posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 09:40 AM
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I am based in the UK (London) a tenant in a flat i manage has these giant spiders. i am told these are just the babies and personally not seen the mum or dad and no pics of these available! They look like a type of tarantula or huntsmen to me anyone got anything helpful they can add? Natural History Museum want to charge me £120ph to identify and no UK pest control will go near these things, these guys are soft!

Background: Spiders live under the bath, pictures of the hole for reference, must be a nest there. Also lady is Brazilian, doesn't admit to having been there but unless these are a rare UK spider i am not surprised if it turned out to be from Brazil and they came over in something she imported.

Thanks in advance!














posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 09:44 AM
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I think it's just a home spider? at least that how we call them in Holland.

They are just harmless spiders, sure a bit big and you hear them walking and they run fast but still harmless.

Home spider:




And btw I seen a ''Hooiwagen spider'', kill such a spider..
Hooiwagen spider, don't know english word for that spider but here a picture:





posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 09:46 AM
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Go to the store, buy a bug bomb and drop it in the hole.
How the heck can you sleep in that place?
I couldn't do it. Serious arachnophobia.



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 09:46 AM
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Haven't a clue what the ugly buggers are. But, I'd get a large can of spider spray for home and garden use....and spray the whole damn can in that crack under the tub.. Plug the hole with a rag right after spraying too.


Shivers......



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 09:47 AM
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In your second picture, that is what we call in the US a daddy long legs. As I understand it, these are harmless to humans but deadly to anything else that it can bite.



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 09:47 AM
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Are we all spider wimps in the UK?


Sod identifying it, in my house that would get the slipper treatment!



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 09:48 AM
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Wow Plugin first reply and it seriously looks like you identified it. Looking it up now but cannot believe that second spider eats the first!!!
Thank you for the help!



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 09:51 AM
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Funny how different places have different names...

The spider in the OP is what I'd call a Huntsman spider...

en.wikipedia.org...

And this is what I'd call a daddy long legs...

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 09:52 AM
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I saw arachnophobia when i was younger and it scared me sensless. i saw what happened at the end to the brave guy that tried to take them on. It doesnt work and they jump and swarm and eat you alive! so no thank you! this is my job and it doesnt pay me anywhere near enough to take these monsters on!!!

but yes i do believe in the UK we are officially spider wimps!!



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 09:54 AM
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its a male spider due to the two large pom poms on its head (iirc) pint glass and a piece of paper and throw the bugger out to where it should be eating the flies etc

the mrs won't go near a spider over a 1/8th of an inch so i'm well versed in removal of sid the spid



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 09:54 AM
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daddy long legs in england i think you guys call a crane fly!



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 09:55 AM
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deadus arachnus



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 09:55 AM
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Definitely not what i know as a Daddy Long Legs (Crane Fly) either. Although, truth be told, if it has lots of legs and wings i do not like it regardless! Give me mammals any day........



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 09:56 AM
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Couldnt agree more!!!!



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 09:58 AM
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Allright Maxatoria how much for you, your pint glass and paper to come over and deal with these b*******ds??



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 10:03 AM
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There you go mam
NO MORE SPIDERS IN HERE!
*suddenly the room fills with genetically modified mosquiteos....*

they say that the daddy long legs has the deadliest bite of all
( not sure if the all is local or total)
it just can't wrap its lips around man flesh becasue its mouth is too small

which could mean there is a god.



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 10:06 AM
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You don't need a pint glass and a paper, You need Chuck Norris...


In America, we seal off our homes like climate controlled server bunkers. Still the daddy long leggs here are bigger than that, I could hold them and feel less threatened then even looking at the pictures of that vile beast, Won't Haggered get pissed for stealing his spider pet?



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 10:07 AM
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We have them here in the N.W. U.S. as well:

Tegenaria duellica . . . better known as "The Giant House Spider".

Giant House Spider

Mostly harmless, except to your nerves.



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 10:07 AM
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Common British house spiders

www.the-piedpiper.co.uk...

Peace



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 10:08 AM
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train fare to london on first class business seat probably about 2 grand, then pint pot (£4 after emptying it of its original contents
) and the paper will be free since i'll grab a metro paper on the way just incase it turns out to be a rabid zombie spider from algeron 14
plus a time and management fee (getting away from the mrs) of another 3 grand so call it 5 grand in small notes please



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