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    any spider experts?

    i was doing some laundry and i grabbed a pile of cloths and threw them in the washer and on top of a shirt there was a brown spider. i kinda freaked and got off the shirt and smashed it.

    Do wolf spiders and brown recluse spiders get mistaken for each other a lot? it's pretty unidentifiable now but i'm thinking it was a brown recluse. Mainly due to the fact that wolf spiders are usually pretty quick and it's hard to catch one. This one was slower or average speed i guess for a spider. there's a chance i may have slightly hurt it as i was grabbing cloths and tossing them around, not sure though.

    Anyway, if it was a brown recluse, i guess i feel pretty lucky that i didn't get bit.

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    After doing some searching, it looks like it might be this guyTrachelas. i really remember the reddish-brown forelegs a lot and the dark head. at first i thought it was holding an egg sac, but it as just the black head.


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    Re: any spider experts?

    do you have a picture of it?


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    Re: any spider experts?

    Need to look for the "violin" on their back for it to be a brown recluse:




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    Re: any spider experts?

    Brown recuse spiders are pretty easy to ID - look for the fiddle on their back (I have one somewhere stored in alcohol).



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    Re: any spider experts?

    I don't know why I opened this thread. Those pictures make my skin crawl. I have a very severe case of arachnophobia.


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    Re: any spider experts?

    no i don't have any pics. i got squashed and then washed down the sink drain. i know dumb. just glad i didn't get bite



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    Re: any spider experts?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    Need to look for the "violin" on their back for it to be a brown recluse:

    took me a second or two to see the fiddle. i'm pretty sure it didn't have that. thanks!



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    Re: any spider experts?

    Gonna be tough sleeping tonight now...I was hoping for a Richmond thread!



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    Re: any spider experts?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    I don't know why I opened this thread. Those pictures make my skin crawl. I have a very severe case of arachnophobia.
    Ditto.......



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    Re: any spider experts?

    If I see something like that, I'll stomp first and look for the fiddle later.



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    Re: any spider experts?

    I'll state this for the millionth time, I freaking hate spiders.



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    Re: any spider experts?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    I don't know why I opened this thread. Those pictures make my skin crawl. I have a very severe case of arachnophobia.

    than you'll love this.


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRV4d9LCawU&feature=related"]YouTube - Big Spider Attacks Daddy[/ame]



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    Re: any spider experts?

    Quote Originally Posted by baller21 View Post
    than you'll love this.


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    If that happened to me, I am certain that I would have a heart attack. I know people say that line a lot, but I'm serious, I would have a heart attack. And if I couldn't find it, I would either move or burn my house down.


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    Re: any spider experts?

    Quote Originally Posted by baller21 View Post
    than you'll love this.


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    That damn bowl wasn't even as big as that damn spider. The day I see that in my house is the day I go straight for my shotgun and start unloading.



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    Re: any spider experts?

    I think i hate snakes more.


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