I think the color is just because it is taken in the red sunset. Could be wrong but looks that way to me. it is missing the white dot but male and females look different.
edit on 16-8-2012 by Char-Lee because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by OzTiger
reply to post by Teye22
I would say it is definitely the Garden Spider.
Ours are a bit bigger here in Oz:
Originally posted by Teye22
reply to post by rickymouse
That was one big pine spider you had there. Would have scared me too if I saw that one right in my face
I remember a few years back I had cought a normal house spider (black) in my basement that had a body of about a half inch wide and 3/4 inch long (pretty big for inside the house IMO) and I put it into a glass jar to observe it. I had also caught a carpenter ant and put it in there to see if the spider would eat the ant.
To my amazement, the ant got extremely agressive and tried to attack the spider......the spider started litteraly running laps around the jar to avoid the ant. I found this hillarious as the spider was probably 10X the ant's size.
My kids thought it was funny as hell also and you guessed it my wife gave me hell and had me release them outside. She has an issue with bugs I guess!!!!!! lollll
Originally posted by rickymouse
It's body was a little oblong and about three inches wide and four inches long and an inch thick. It had short thick legs on top of that.