any spider experts?

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  1. isubeatle

    isubeatle Well-Known Member

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    #1 isubeatle, Mar 20, 2011
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    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. :shocked:

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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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  2. dualthreat

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    do you have a picture of it?
     
  3. ISUAlum2002

    ISUAlum2002 Well-Known Member

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

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  4. crash_zone

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    Brown recuse spiders are pretty easy to ID - look for the fiddle on their back (I have one somewhere stored in alcohol).
     
  5. cyclonedave25

    cyclonedave25 Well-Known Member

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

    isubeatle Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  7. isubeatle

    isubeatle Well-Known Member

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

    SC Cy Well-Known Member

    Gonna be tough sleeping tonight now...I was hoping for a Richmond thread!:wideeyed:
     
  9. cstrunk

    cstrunk Well-Known Member

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    Ditto.......
     
  10. Cyclonepride

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    If I see something like that, I'll stomp first and look for the fiddle later.
     
  11. M3MEPLEASE

    M3MEPLEASE Active Member

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    I'll state this for the millionth time, I freaking hate spiders.
     
  12. baller21

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    than you'll love this.


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRV4d9LCawU&feature=related"]YouTube - Big Spider Attacks Daddy[/ame]
     
  13. cyclonedave25

    cyclonedave25 Well-Known Member

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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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  14. cstrunk

    cstrunk Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  15. Clones21

    Clones21 Well-Known Member

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    I think i hate snakes more.
     
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  17. Rhoadhoused

    Rhoadhoused Well-Known Member

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    This comments in this thread are making me lose it. Some pretty funny responses.
     
  18. baller21

    baller21 Well-Known Member

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    aww, you missed the best part.
    "I tol you not to play with spider."
     
  19. isubeatle

    isubeatle Well-Known Member

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    I both got freaked out and then laughed and then shivered after that video lol
     
  20. cstrunk

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    I both screamed and cried like a little girl.
     

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