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#2576298 - 11/09/18 09:58 AM What kind of spider is this?
Ramrod39 Offline
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Found this guy under a couch. Looks like he been a goner for a while. Trying to figure out what kind he is. Wife thinks maybe a Wolf Spider. I don't know. Anybody? Scott?


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#2576299 - 11/09/18 10:00 AM Re: What kind of spider is this? [Re: Ramrod39]
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Another pic...


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#2576315 - 11/09/18 10:20 AM Re: What kind of spider is this? [Re: Ramrod39]
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RUN !!!!!!!!! panic
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#2576326 - 11/09/18 10:46 AM Re: What kind of spider is this? [Re: Ramrod39]
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A dead one. The best kind. laugh2

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#2576356 - 11/09/18 11:34 AM Re: What kind of spider is this? [Re: Twostick]
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it might be dead, but those left over pieces will come back together when ya ain't looking, and attack ya ! eek
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#2576357 - 11/09/18 11:34 AM Re: What kind of spider is this? [Re: Twostick]
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Looks like the remains of a Wolf spider. I am no expert nor did I sleep in a Holiday Inn last night. wink
Maybe the bug man will see this. grin


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#2576394 - 11/09/18 12:30 PM Re: What kind of spider is this? [Re: moparx]
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As usual, your wife is right smile

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#2576401 - 11/09/18 12:34 PM Re: What kind of spider is this? [Re: Ramrod39]
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Also, that pile of dust in the upper right is actually Dermestid Beetle poop (carpet beetles) very common household residents that are like microscopic insect buzzards. They feed on any dead matter they find including wool, leather, etc. Often "Moth Damage" is really the work of these guys.

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#2576530 - 11/09/18 05:09 PM Re: What kind of spider is this? [Re: Twostick]
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Originally Posted By Twostick
A dead one. The best kind. laugh2

Kevin


Yup, the only good spider is a DEAD spider... up
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#2576554 - 11/09/18 06:31 PM Re: What kind of spider is this? [Re: Ramrod39]
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My nephew had a pet tarantula that he thought had died. Turned out it had just shed its skin and escaped. They found this out when they discovered it living under their freezer (months later)...it was eating cat food to survive. Lol

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#2576555 - 11/09/18 06:32 PM Re: What kind of spider is this? [Re: Ramrod39]
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Moral of the story...you may have giant spiders living in your house and not know it.

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#2576560 - 11/09/18 07:07 PM Re: What kind of spider is this? [Re: dustergirl340]
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Originally Posted By dustergirl340
Moral of the story...you may have giant spiders living in your house and not know it.


Great. Comforting thought. And it's a Wolf Spider. As I understand it, that's a nasty bite...
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#2576562 - 11/09/18 07:08 PM Re: What kind of spider is this? [Re: dustergirl340]
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Originally Posted By dustergirl340
My nephew had a pet tarantula that he thought had died. Turned out it had just shed its skin and escaped. They found this out when they discovered it living under their freezer (months later)...it was eating cat food to survive. Lol


Holy crap that's disturbing!
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#2576564 - 11/09/18 07:10 PM Re: What kind of spider is this? [Re: dustergirl340]
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Originally Posted By dustergirl340
Moral of the story...you may have giant spiders living in your house and not know it.


Hence the name "Giant House Spider"
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_house_spider

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#2576593 - 11/09/18 09:24 PM Re: What kind of spider is this? [Re: Ramrod39]
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Quote:
They found this out when they discovered it living under their freezer (months later)...it was eating cat food to survive.


Spiders of most species can survive very long periods in between meals, they don't eat cat food (not unless the cat has been eating live mice anyway). So your lost tarantula was likely just fasting smile

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#2576599 - 11/09/18 09:36 PM Re: What kind of spider is this? [Re: dustergirl340]
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Originally Posted By dustergirl340
Moral of the story...you may have giant spiders living in your house and not know it.


Don't forget the Burrowing Eye Mites... work
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#2576607 - 11/09/18 09:45 PM Re: What kind of spider is this? [Re: Ramrod39]
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Quote:
Moral of the story...you may have giant spiders living in your house and not know it.



Wait a second? And nobody got bitten or died? Huh? Then.....Must be HARMLESS! smile

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#2576614 - 11/09/18 09:55 PM Re: What kind of spider is this? [Re: DirectSubjection]
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Originally Posted By DirectSubjection
Originally Posted By dustergirl340
Moral of the story...you may have giant spiders living in your house and not know it.


Don't forget the Burrowing Eye Mites... work


omg

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#2576615 - 11/09/18 09:57 PM Re: What kind of spider is this? [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
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Originally Posted By ScottSmith_Harms
Quote:
Moral of the story...you may have giant spiders living in your house and not know it.



Wait a second? And nobody got bitten or died? Huh? Then.....Must be HARMLESS! smile


Lol...I wonder if it ventured beyond the freezer area? Like into the bedrooms? Under pillows?

These are the things that I ponder at night...

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#2576622 - 11/09/18 10:12 PM Re: What kind of spider is this? [Re: dustergirl340]
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Originally Posted By dustergirl340
Originally Posted By ScottSmith_Harms
Quote:
Moral of the story...you may have giant spiders living in your house and not know it.



Wait a second? And nobody got bitten or died? Huh? Then.....Must be HARMLESS! smile


Lol...I wonder if it ventured beyond the freezer area? Like into the bedrooms? Under pillows?



Probably but I suspect robe pockets and folded bath towels too work
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