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spider ? for Gala

Discussion in 'Arachnids and Other Bugs' started by chloesredboy2, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. chloesredboy2

    chloesredboy2 Good Dog

    OK,,I have question for ya,I know its going to be hard without a pic,but,maybe if I get some ideas I can look them up and match to a pic.In my moms old house we used to have these ginormous hairy spiders,I'd say probably about eight inches from one leg to the other across its body.They were very hairy too.Now I know this is going to sound ridiculous,but these damn things would hide under the washer or dryer and its like they would run out to attack you when they heard something coming.I know they were hunting type spiders because they never had webs.These damn things were fearless! If you tried to smash them they'd run right at you like they were going to do something.Dont worry I never did kill them I figured theyd eat the recluses and I never found any of them in my bed or clothes or shoes like the stupid BR's(sorry they did get smashed,but they were the only ones I made a point to kill)Anyhow,any ideas what they may have been?
  2. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    we got some huge agg house spiders down here, but who knows if thats what you have,, some suckers will attack you constantly, so it sounds like them. (though ive never seen an agg house spider 8" leg span, so im prolly wayy off.)
  3. Coiler

    Coiler Little Dog

    What area are you living? My first thought would be a wolf spider but there are a lot of big harry spiders running around that it could be. lol. Check out this link.

    North American Spiders
  4. chloesredboy2

    chloesredboy2 Good Dog

    I mean eight inches from one leg to the other across the body so maybe 3 inch legs.They were big enough that you could see all their eyes.

    ---------- Post added at 07:09 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:06 PM ----------

    I'm In wichita,KS.and someone did say something about possibly being wolf spiders,but,then someone else showed me what they said was a wolf spider and they werent the same.I will check out that link soon as my pc stops being a p.o.s.
  5. Galadriel

    Galadriel Good Dog

    Most tarantulas don't get 8 inches across, but our memories lie to us. lol
    Check out pics for nursery web and fishing spiders. They're all in the same family with wolf spiders, and are often mistaken as such, but they both get bigger and can be pretty defensive.
  6. Pipbull

    Pipbull Big Dog

    I've seen those before and always thought they were just large wolf spiders.
  7. chloesredboy2

    chloesredboy2 Good Dog

    so would they actually try to bite you if they could? I know you dont want to hear this but they were actually big enough that I took aim at them with a blowdart gun(I didnt have many friends,lol.) They were quick though,I never actually hit one.About how big do most tarantulars get on average,maybe if I can compare it to something I might get a more accurate idea of how big they really were,I know they were bigger that any spider that should ever be in a house!:lol:

    ---------- Post added at 07:51 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:43 PM ----------

    It looks like they couldve been either the Fisher or wolf spider,they kind of look the same to me.I never knew what those nursery spiders were called,I had those all over my garage,I was scared of them.
  8. Galadriel

    Galadriel Good Dog

    There isn't really an average for tarantulas. Some only get a couple inches, the largest on record is a L. parahybana that was a touch over 13 inches from the tarsus of leg 1 to the tarsus of leg 8, and let me tell ya, that was one HUGE T! Think big enough to take down a cat :D
    And yes, ANY animal that feels sufficiently threatened or cornered will bite. In the US, there are only a couple of dangerous genus, and I'm quite sure the spiders you had were neither of them =) So, at least that's something to feel better about.
  9. chloesredboy2

    chloesredboy2 Good Dog

    Yeah,The only things ones we have close to dangerous around here are the Brown Recluses and they arent too bad because they will run away no matter how much you harrass them,really the only time anyone gets bit is when they surprise one in the covers or in your shoe.They pretty nuch stay away frompeople and mind their own buisness.I think I did see one black widow once,but,I know there are alot spiders that are confused for widows so IDK if thats what it really was.It had a red hourglass but it was on its bottom side from what I remember and its legs were really pointy looking ,it was wicked looking whatever it was.
  10. Galadriel

    Galadriel Good Dog

    I love, love, LOVE Latrodectus! There are 3 species of the "black widows", and one or two "brown widow", and I think they're all just gorgeous! I rescued one from the shop this past summer and everyone thought I'd lost my mind. And I probably have.
  11. Pipbull

    Pipbull Big Dog

    If you want, I can send you dozens of brown widows. I have to go on regular killing sprees in my garage to keep their population down.

    Nothing against the spiders, I just don't want to risk them biting my dogs.
  12. Galadriel

    Galadriel Good Dog

    We have plenty Pip, but thanks for the offer! I'm still upset that you didn't send me the coral snake.
  13. jeoestreich

    jeoestreich GRCH Dog

    Man, I need to move. There is nothing cool out right now. Damn winter. I need pictures of this spider. :D
  14. Teal

    Teal Krypto Super Dog Premium Member

    Oh man, I don't EVEN want to know... I have wanted a coral snake since I was like 6 years old LOL
  15. Coiler

    Coiler Little Dog

    I came within four feet of a wild one once.. scared the living hell outta me, I 'danced' back so fast I was impressed with myself. lol. Now I looove snakes but the poisonous ones... can stay right where they are, just out of striking range. lol.

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