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PostSubject: Wild Spider - ID Help Please   Mon May 21, 2012 9:44 pm

We get a lot of spiders both in and around our apartment. Not too long ago, I was walking out of my front door and spotted this beautiful spider hanging out on the cement. Anyone have a clue as to what kind of spider this is? I've never seen one like this before.

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PostSubject: Re: Wild Spider - ID Help Please   Mon May 21, 2012 9:50 pm

i see that all the time, its a anchleous arachneous brachi.
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PostSubject: Re: Wild Spider - ID Help Please   Mon May 21, 2012 9:51 pm

just kidding i have no idea. but i do see them quite often!
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PostSubject: Re: Wild Spider - ID Help Please   Mon May 21, 2012 10:00 pm

King Cobra Spider!

Either that or a Wolf Spider.

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PostSubject: Re: Wild Spider - ID Help Please   Mon May 21, 2012 10:04 pm

It looks like a wolf spider im not sure exactly which type of wolf spider itt is but i am certian its a wolf spider.
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PostSubject: Re: Wild Spider - ID Help Please   Mon May 21, 2012 10:10 pm

He was pretty big too. I'd love to find out what species. I've thought about keeping tarantulas as pets once I have my own facility (husband refuses to let me have one in the house) but I kind of like spiders like this more.
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PostSubject: Re: Wild Spider - ID Help Please   Mon May 21, 2012 10:11 pm

And thanks for the help with the ID!
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PostSubject: Re: Wild Spider - ID Help Please   Wed May 23, 2012 11:21 am

Yup, Wolf Spider. I use to feed the wild ones flies when I was younger. They use to run out, grab them and zoom back in their hole.


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PostSubject: Re: Wild Spider - ID Help Please   Wed May 23, 2012 12:27 pm

Dale (aka Grymm) gives all wolf spiders a kind of diplomatic immunity at his house. It doesn't matter how big those suckers are, he will leap off the couch and defend them with his life. We have one that's lived above the front door for six months now.
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PostSubject: Re: Wild Spider - ID Help Please   Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:26 pm

Pretty general looking wolf spider found everywhere in America..
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PostSubject: Re: Wild Spider - ID Help Please   Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:03 pm

My guess would be a Carolina Wolf Spider (Lycosa carolinensis).
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PostSubject: Re: Wild Spider - ID Help Please   Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:17 pm

Liz, I do the same, they eat all the stuff I don't want around. We see tons of them when we are working outside and I make my husband not run over them with riding mower! He hates spiders so its a difficult task Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Wild Spider - ID Help Please   Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:02 am

Aren't wolf spiders the ones that carry their live young on their backs?
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PostSubject: Re: Wild Spider - ID Help Please   Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:20 pm

Yes they are... Step on the wrong one of them and you watch 100's of baby spiders scatter lol
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PostSubject: Re: Wild Spider - ID Help Please   Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:31 pm

A Carolina Wolf Spider with young'ins.
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PostSubject: Re: Wild Spider - ID Help Please   Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:55 pm

John! That is a super awesome pic!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Wild Spider - ID Help Please   Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:18 am

Its a great pic but it is soo creepy
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PostSubject: Re: Wild Spider - ID Help Please   Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:31 am

Thanks!

I don't see creepy. I see a magnificent animal. Beautiful in both design and function.
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PostSubject: Re: Wild Spider - ID Help Please   Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:23 pm

My wife loves those spiders. She calls them "George"
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PostSubject: Re: Wild Spider - ID Help Please   Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:33 pm

I call them "mongo". Smile I reserve Fred and George for hermit crabs or lizards Smile
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