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Awesome Spider

Discussion in 'Arachnids and Other Bugs' started by CoolHandJean, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. CoolHandJean

    CoolHandJean Krypto Super Dog

    I know someone will know this, probably Gala. lol. This cute guy lived on my porch for a few nights. What kind of Spider is he?

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  2. jeoestreich

    jeoestreich GRCH Dog

    He is a cute little spider. I have no clue what he is but Gal will surely know.
     
  3. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Common Garden Spider.. Araneus diadematus?

    Sorry Gala :D
     
  4. CoolHandJean

    CoolHandJean Krypto Super Dog

    Really? He was huge. I never saw such a big spider before (in the wild). lol.
     
  5. Galadriel

    Galadriel Good Dog

    Actually, I was going to go with barn spider ;)
     
  6. CoolHandJean

    CoolHandJean Krypto Super Dog

    During the day, he'd curl up in like a ball on the top of the porch, it was cute. :)
     
  7. Galadriel

    Galadriel Good Dog

    They'll pick a spot to curl up and hang out at while the predators are out, then when the sun sets, they'll come out and build the most amazing webs!
     
  8. CoolHandJean

    CoolHandJean Krypto Super Dog

    Yeah, he did build a very impressive web. I wanted it to stay there for a long time, but then the next night I went to see him again, and it was gone. I think Stan destroyed it (the web, not spider). I liked my spider. lol.
     
  9. jeoestreich

    jeoestreich GRCH Dog

    I am the same way CHJ. We have some huge wolf spiders here. I will have to get some pictures posted of the one I saw on my tiki torch. Nate just thinks I am silly because I like them so much.
     
  10. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    See, I've heard people call them barn, garden, orbed and common spiders.. What's the difference?

    I don't keep up with names so much... I love them all :lol:
     
  11. ABK

    ABK Good Dog

    I like spiders too, so long as they're not venomous or try to eat you! Black widows, brown recluse & camel spiders are OFF my list of spiders to like (although they say the camel spider is not a true spider).

    Here is a pic of a creepy crawly & found when I was fixing the bed (our bed is right near a poorly insulated window). What kind of spider is he? I put my hand in the pic for size reference:

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    As a side note, he did not get killed. I herded him into a glass & put him back outside!

    Blessings ...
     
  12. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Almost ALL spiders are venomous ;) Just varying levels... He looks like some kind of huntsman, but I could be very wrong - let's ask Gala... We should have a thread of unknown spiders for Gala to tell us what they are :lol:
     
  13. Madeleinemom

    Madeleinemom MS Bites, My Dog Didn't Staff Member Super Moderator

    :eek: you can't imagine how long it took me to take a peek - I guess, it's my feeble attempt to deal with my arachnophobia ....
     
  14. Galadriel

    Galadriel Good Dog

    All true spiders are, indeed, venomous. Most are just not medically significant to humans. "camel spiders" and daddy long legs aren't spiders, though they are arachnids. Daddy long legs have the reputation as being the most venomous spider in the world, but the fangs not being big enough to pierce human skin. In fact, they aren't spiders at all, aren't venomous, and feed on decaying plant matter. YAY for useless facts! :D
    Wolf spiders, huntsmen, fishing, and nursery spiders are all very closely related and can be difficult to tell apart.

    There are already a bunch of "Let's ask Gal!" threads, and I LOVE them! Talking about creepies is one of my favorite things in the world.
     
  15. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Well here you go... Any idea on this lady?
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  16. CoolHandJean

    CoolHandJean Krypto Super Dog

    Just found another awesome Spider living on my porch. I love this one.
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    Eating a Box Elder Bug.
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  17. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Beautiful!
     
  18. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    thats huge to you?? omg. come live at my house for a week. i had a crevice spider (giant southern house spider) think my chest would be a great place to live once, that sob was gigantic. :eek:

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    Poisoned: black house spider? Badumna insignis???
     

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