Any Arachnologists here?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by keysofanxiety, Apr 11, 2015.

  1. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Hi all,

    So my brother texted me a photograph of a spider he found yesterday. I'll be honest: it looks like it's crawled straight out of my nightmares. We're in the UK and it doesn't look like any house spider I've ever seen.

    No other photographs available, I'm afraid - when he turned back it had disappeared.

    Even though the legs look slightly thicker due to the shadow it's casting, it still looks like it has a disgustingly scaley body. Any ideas what type of spider it could be?

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  2. Donoban macrumors 6502a

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    Oh god! Time to detonate your house. lolz.

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  3. keysofanxiety thread starter macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Mercifully it's not my house. Still got shudders looking at the picture though. :(
     
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    aaronvan

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    Hmmm, it's hard to get a sense of scale from that photograph. However, she is sporting some large spinnerets on her abdomen like a funnel-dweller.

    I'm sure she only resembles one of the extremely toxic, carnivorous, and predatory types of eight-legged horrors. Hopefully she won't take up residence in his wardrobe.
     
  5. keysofanxiety thread starter macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Not one part of that sentence sounds comforting.
     
  6. D.T. macrumors 603

    D.T.

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    Yep, some quick visual comparisons seem like it might be this lovely fellow:

    http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/...es-and-keys/spider-bites/tube-web-spider.html

    ...and it is a biter, though not too toxic :)
     
  7. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Wow, what species is that?
     
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    Jumping spiders often wear dew drops as fancy hats. I like an arachnid with a sense of style.
     

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  9. groutboy1 macrumors newbie

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    "Nuke the site from orbit...The only way to be sure!!! Ugghh!!"
     
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