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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 09:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mandy!!!!!!! Oh my you are going to be so mad at me!!! This morning I came downstairs and saw this HUGE HUGE HUGE spider in my downstairs bathroom!!! I have never ever seen a spider this big that hasn't been in an aquarium.

I'm sure you realize that I did kill it. I put it in a baggy and in a few minutes I'm going to take a picture of it when my camera is charged. I want you to tell me what kind of spider this God awful looking thing is. To give you some idea of how big it is, the body is the same size as the hole in the middle of a CD. It is a dark brown with a tan strip that runs down the middle of its head from front to back.

I'm sorry I killed it but that thing was bigger than my son's foot!!! I can't take the chance of it biting the kids.

The picture will follow in a couple minutes. I hope you aren't mad at me. If I knew how to catch it and keep it alive I would have. Then you could have it. But it's not staying here!!

YUCK!!


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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 09:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ok here is the pictures of it. Of course you already know that since it's dead the legs are all curled up. This thing alive was a very scary sight.

Lemme know if you or if anyone of you know what type of spider this is!! Thanks!


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/lisserwisser/f92ecad2.jpg



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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 09:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lisser, about a year ago I had a spider that big on the door of my birdroom. Of course (since I am terrified of spiders) I screamed for my husband...who came running and smashed the thing with a magazine..I swear to god, so much blood splatted out across my wall, it looked like someone got knifed! It was HUGE.

(side note...my sister got bitten by a spider last week, and had a horrible allergic reaction. she had a big swelling on her neck...and she felt very ill. She had to be put on prednisone and antibiotics.)


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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 09:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

oh Ya I know where you live Alex there are HUGE spiders. We don't have those here though. Thank GOD!! It doesn't look that big bc it's legs are all curled but trust me. it was big enough to make me want to shit my pants.

Janet!!!!!!!!!!! There is still bug guts on my bathroom rug!! I will no doubt have to wash it. yuck yuck yuck!!!

I can't wait until Mandy sees it. She'll probably never speak to me again since I killed it. :(


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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 09:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe that bad boy was on his way in to eat my birdies...he WAS on the bird room door!

:-D


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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 10:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I woud look at Lisser's spider-pic, but to do so would require me to boot up the laptop computer and sit on the toilet, to prevent any.....accidents.

Not too fond of spiders you see...but don't let on...I'll be a laughing stock.


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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 10:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Thumb afraid of spiders??????


;-)

*ahem* me too ;-)


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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 10:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

love spiders


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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 10:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lisser wrote:

ok here is the pictures of it. Of course you already know that since it's dead the legs are all curled up. This thing alive was a very scary sight.

Lemme know if you or if anyone of you know what type of spider this is!! Thanks!


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/lisserwisser/f92ecad2.jpg


Pardon, that thing is as big as a coin? It's not that big...


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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 11:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I got bitten by a spider once while walking around in my grandparents' backyard barefoot. I didn't notice it at the time, but my food started swelling up a few hours later. It was really painful.


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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 11:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I knew that picture was going to be a spider. Why the hell did I click on it, knowing full well that I would not like what I see?

*shudder*

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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 11:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.extremescience.com/BiggestSpider.htm


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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 12:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just looks like a common jumping spider who was preggie!


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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 12:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does that mean there could be baby spiders on the loose.

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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 12:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

female spiders rock! :P


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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 13:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's an orb-weaving jumping spider. There's a few living under my house, they're pretty common in our part of the world :) Not very aggressive and not poisonous but they CAN and WILL bite if you annoy them enough, and it doesn't feel very good.

And hell, most peoples' gut reaction upon seeing a spider is to kill it. Used to be mine. But think of it this way:

1) You are 6,400 times the size of most spiders.
2) You weigh 10,000 times as much.
3) You are smarter than they are.
4) The spider doesn't know you're there.

Thinking of it this way usually drives people to feel sorry for the spiders, and the spiders happily go on your way. Though if you find a nest of brown recs in the house, I will excuse you if you want to get rid of it.


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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 15:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jumping spider??? I wish I would have known that before I smashed it with my shoe!! I probably would have sprayed it with some hairspray first if I had known it could have jumped on me!!!

Why is it so damn big????

Thanks Mandy!!! I saved it for you in a little baggy. This might be the perfect opportunity for us to meet since we are so close!!! I'm sure you'd love to have a dead jumping spider right?

:)


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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 15:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Years ago I house sat for a musician friend of mine who had an estate....way out in the rural country. My bedroom was new and gorgeous...but in the basement (I HATE basements).

Well...we had an infestation of spiders the size and likes that this suburban/citified girl to this day has still NEVER seen.

One day..I had just done my laundry. And I looked on the floor, and THOUGHT I saw a HUGE black ball of lint about the size of a fist. I reached down to pick it up...and just before my hand touched it...it SNAPPED at me and ran away.

I Screamed SO LOUD I was shaking. After that, my friend came over and we FOGGED the whole house with Bug spray. Oh MY God!!!!


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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 20:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hello, I am sorry to butt in but I have to disagree with Mandy, that does not look like any jumping spider I have seen, but it does look VERY close to the Wolf Spider..

http://www.qmuseum.qld.gov.au/features/spiders/spiders/WolfSpider.asp

http://mamba.bio.uci.edu/~pjbryant/biodiv/spiders/Lycosa%20sp.htm

http://www.uky.edu/Agriculture/CritterFiles/casefile/spiders/wolf/wolf.htm

and so on... I am a collector of Tarantulas and a Spider lover myself and when I saw this thread I did my own research.

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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 23:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That Carolina Wolf spider looks EXACTLY like what I killed today. See that tan line that goes down the middle...that looks exactly like it.

Thanks for that pic Mike!!!

This looks exactly like what I killed before I killed it. Trust me I know what it looked like before I killed it bc I paced around in front of it for a minute or so wondering how the hell I was going to kill this huge thing.

http://entomology.unl.edu/images/spiders/schizocosa2.jpg




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