Any spider experts around?

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  1. spoon man macrumors 6502a

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    Hey all I was in the shed the other day when i noticed a big assed spider in a large and strange looking web covering the window. I thought it looked kool and a bit odd to the other ones that did lived there so i took a few pics. If there are any spider experts out there i would appreciate any sort of ideas on what breed and type it is thanks.

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  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    In my expert opinion that looks like the kind I would figure out how to kill immediately. Those pictures are making me look for spiders around me!

    Do you know what colors it is? That might help. It's covered enough it just looks "brown".
     
  3. vouder17 macrumors 6502a

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    Pick it up and look if you can see an hour-glass under its belly...
     
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  6. tjsdaname macrumors 6502

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    looks like a wolf spider to me....

    I just killed one bigger then that last night (with my automatic airsoft gun):cool::D
     
  7. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    At first guess, Brown Recluse, hard to tell from silhouette.

    How big is it?
    Where do you live?
    Can you get a flashed picture, preferably from the top?

    BTW- if it is, be very careful. In many ways it's more dangerous than a Black Widow.
     
  8. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    It's too big to be a brown recluse. Count yourself lucky.
     
  9. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I don't want to see a spider like that... EVAR!!!111

    Sheesh... I feel things crawling on me now

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  10. spoon man thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the suggestions i've had a look I'm thinking its a Black House Spider but ever way tho when i first saw it i did poke it with a screwdriver then it lifted it's front legs up so i thought ill leave it alone and lock my self in the house :( wheres an ak-47 when you need 1 ????
     
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  12. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    So named because it is big as a house??

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  13. DesignerGenes macrumors member

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    This is from the above mentioned link about black house spiders.
    yikes!

    It prefers dry places, but it will settle on the toilet just to scare the crap out of you.
     
  14. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    That thing is creeping me out just by looking at it :S

    Errrr, maybe a wolf spider? What state/area do you live in?
     
  15. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    Then I guess he'd have served an appropriate purpose, don't you think?
     
  16. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Free laxative?
     
  17. NathanCH macrumors 65816

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    PLEASE destroy that now. Spiders are getting bigger because of global warming.
     
  18. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    Here's what you need to do:

    • Purchase some high grade gasoline at your local gas station (the higher the better).
    • Get some Styrofoam cups (preferably Dixie brand. What better for southern hospitality?)
    • Break the cups into pieces that are larger than most salamanders but a shade smaller than your average beagle turd.
    • Place the pieces into a jello mold container. Slowly add the gasoline. Allow time for the Styrofoam to dissolve. (Quoting bill cosby is recommended).
    • Acquire some phosphor matches.
    • Spread some fresh deer blood on your face. (No reason, just makes you look awesome).
    • Play your selection of choice from Hank Williams in the vicinity of the beast's lair (this will disorient him).
    • Light your mold 'o fun with a match and charge into the shack. Swearing is optional.
    • Chuck the flaming concoction on the unholy beast.
    • Leave quickly. Should it not succeed, the rage will cause the beast to overcome the disorientation from the music. Leave town, sell your kids and change your name (Idontkilldaspiders is not a recommended last name).
     
  19. spoon man thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I live in Birmingham U.K I would try to get a better pic of the spider but the big B*****d looks like it's protecting a nest which i believe means there is another one near by and there is going to be more soon so if i get close it mite attack. I'm just going to set fire to the shed i think or set my cat onto it and then burn the shed down in fact i never liked that shed in the 1st place i did say it looks like a place where evil lurks. I'll try to get a better pic of it and i'll also get a pic of a normal shed spider but there don't seem to be any around since they moved in.....
     
  20. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    Great sweetie, post the recipe for napalm on MacRumors, thanks love.

    *New market place thread! Fiance for sale! Leaving due to embarrassment, maybe you can stand it!*
     
  21. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Don't burn the shed down (unless you really don't want the shed I guess).

    You could take a water hose to it. I've used compressed air on spiders before that are in unreachable places. Works pretty well.
     
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    It's clearly a Mexican Staring Spider from southern Sri Lanka. Let us know if it ever comes right for you.
     
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    We're British, pip pip, it's Lynx + lighter.
     

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