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What Spider Did I Just Kill - has orange on the belly??

Post by Apoptosis » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:20 am

Just killed this in my basement in Missouri. Does anyone have a clue wtf the species is?

It doesn't look friendly and has orange on it and I was always taught that bright colors means it's poisonous.
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Re: What Spider Did I Just Kill - has orange on the belly??

Post by Sporg » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:27 am

Not sure what that is! Looked on the list of spiders in your state and don't see it.

http://mdc.mo.gov/nathis/arthopo/mospider/kinds.htm
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Post by vbironchef » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:40 am

I have no clue what kind it is. It looks like one that would give a mean bite.

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Post by Sporg » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:41 am

Okay, it looks kind of like a hobo spider.

http://hobospider.com/info/identify.html
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Re: What Spider Did I Just Kill - has orange on the belly??

Post by vbironchef » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:57 am

I looked up some pics and it looks like a Grass Spiders, AKA Sheet-web or funnel weaver spiders

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Re: What Spider Did I Just Kill - has orange on the belly??

Post by skier » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:01 am

Sporg wrote:Okay, it looks kind of like a hobo spider.

http://hobospider.com/info/identify.html
if it is a hobo spider it looks like a bite from it will get you hospitalized! :shock:

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Post by Sporg » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:07 am

Yeah, I saw that they had some nasty bites. Just looking at the shape of the body makes me think Hobo. I hate spiders. I've looked at too many pics this morning and now I'm kinda creeped out.

For those of you out there who like the woods at night - how many webs have you walked through and felt crap running around your head? I always hated being on point at night. :finga:
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Post by Apoptosis » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:13 am

vbironchef wrote:I looked up some pics and it looks like a Grass Spiders, AKA Sheet-web or funnel weaver spiders
I don't think he is a funnel web spider... seen a number of those and they aren't this guy...

That hobo spider looks nasty.... hope it's not that.
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Post by vbironchef » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:22 am

Yea, I jumped the gun on that one. You got me looking at spiders, man, there is so many to choose from.

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Post by Apoptosis » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:26 am

vbironchef wrote:Yea, I jumped the gun on that one. You got me looking at spiders, man, there is so many to choose from.
yeah, found a guide on how to determine if it's a hobo spider - http://pep.wsu.edu/pdf/PLS116_1.pdf

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Re: What Spider Did I Just Kill - has orange on the belly??

Post by Major_A » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:08 am

Looks more like a Wolf spider to me.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf_spider

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Post by djpinc19 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:12 pm

Looks like a tarantula relative to me.

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Re: What Spider Did I Just Kill - has orange on the belly??

Post by DaddyRabbit » Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:03 pm

Agree with Major_A think it's a Wolf Spider.

Apop, does ANY spider look friendly? ](*,) All spiders are poisionous to some degree.
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Re: What Spider Did I Just Kill - has orange on the belly??

Post by Zaxs » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:40 pm

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That looks like a pretty friendly spider.

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Post by InspectahACE » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:01 pm

Zaxs wrote:Image

That looks like a pretty friendly spider.
That's the Puss N Boots stare before it bites
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Re: What Spider Did I Just Kill - has orange on the belly??

Post by Jarlax » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:33 pm

wow, thanks for the nightmares....</shiver>

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Re: What Spider Did I Just Kill - has orange on the belly??

Post by Kaos Kid » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:58 am

Nate I've had those spiders in my home every year since we built in '98. The first few years they were everywhere, I'd be sitting in the living room watching TV and see one or two walking across the carpet nonchalantly. My cat even lost interest in them because he got used to them. At first I didn't care because I also had crickets and I figured that they were eating the crickets but I never saw one actually attack a cricket. I've only seen a couple this year, maybe one upstairs and one or two downstairs. Last year one in particular was a real PITA because it crawled up into the condensation tube at my furnace/AC unit in the basement, created an eggsac (I think, or maybe just a web ball) inside of it and clogged it up. AC quit working and it took a day or two to figure it out until I saw water collecting and dripping out of the top of the plenum. I manipulated the hose until I was able to work it free and directed the gooey water down the drain and then all was well.

In all the years I've had them they have always high-tailed it away from me or any moving object as fast as they could so I never gave them much thought other than to spray in the basement and the foundations outside. The biggest worry you may have is in your basement if you have some boxes of stuff that haven't been opened in awhile you may want to take them outside and let them sit for awhile in the sun before you try to open them. And then just turn them upside down and dump them out rather than reaching your hand in.
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Re: What Spider Did I Just Kill - has orange on the belly??

Post by Neptune24 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:22 am

See the beauty of Britain is that we don't get any really nasty spiders or snakes come to that. I have to say though after a bit of internet searching it would appear that I am none the wiser. About any spider.

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Post by Apoptosis » Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:04 pm

another day another spider... check this one out outside....
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Post by skier » Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:06 pm

Apoptosis wrote:another day another spider... check this one out outside....
whats the scale on that photo? spider looks 5" long!
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