Spider Identification

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Walter Banks, Aug 15, 2010.

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    Walter Banks Guest

    Walter Banks, Aug 15, 2010
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    tony cooper Guest

    That, I think, is Wolf Spider. Commonly found in the yard down here,
    they are ground dwellers and live in a burrow. There are many types
    of Wolf Spiders, with different body colors, but a Google image search
    will pop up several photos.
     
    tony cooper, Aug 15, 2010
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    Tim Conway Guest

    Last fall or the year before my mother got bitten by a brown recluse on her
    foot. She was cleaning out some leaves near a step by her swimming pool and
    felt a bite. She had to get antibiotics and have the wound lanced at the
    doctor. It looked awful. ugh! The wound last a few weeks.
     
    Tim Conway, Aug 16, 2010
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    Tim Conway Guest

    Last fall or the year before my mother got bitten by a brown recluse on her
    foot. She was cleaning out some leaves near a step by her swimming pool and
    felt a bite. She had to get antibiotics and have the wound lanced at the
    doctor. It looked awful. ugh! The wound last a few weeks.
     
    Tim Conway, Aug 16, 2010
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    tony cooper Guest

    I let the Wolf Spider in my yard go on about his way. I'm sure his
    diet consists of something that I dislike more that I do spiders.

    The only insects I go out of my way to exterminate are roaches,
    mosquitos, deer flies, and fire ants.
     
    tony cooper, Aug 16, 2010
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    Tim Conway Guest

    I agree except that I don't particularly care for centipedes. Those I
    usually kill because they don't understand I don't want them around. I've
    heard that they do kill harmful insects, but like a friend of mine once
    said: "If I have that many harmful insects that I need one of them around,
    I'm moving!". ;-)
     
    Tim Conway, Aug 16, 2010
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    GMAN Guest

    If you want to really understand why people fear these, look here.


    These are brown recluse bites, but similar to what wolf spiders can do.

    http://pixdaus.com/pics/1240759008JFlmSC2.jpg

    http://www.poisoncenter.org/brown_3.jpg

    http://2.bp.blogspot.
    com/_4IpCw4386Hg/TDpP5cHcuDI/AAAAAAAAAhw/2LSO7L_LJzs/s400/brown-recluse-spider
    -bite-9days.jpg
     
    GMAN, Aug 16, 2010
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    Walter Banks Guest

    Thanks for the help in identifying it. BTW how do you tell the
    sex of a Wolf spider. There has to be more of them around.

    w..
     
    Walter Banks, Aug 19, 2010
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    tony cooper Guest

    Watch to see if it wears the same underwear or socks two days in a
    row. If it does, it's male.
     
    tony cooper, Aug 19, 2010
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : On Sun, 15 Aug 2010 22:54:39 -0400, Walter Banks
    :
    : >
    : >
    : >Alan Browne wrote:
    : >>
    : >> On 10-08-15 15:06 , Walter Banks wrote:
    : >> > You never know what is under a sheet of plywood that has been laying
    : >> > on the ground for a day or two.
    : >> >
    : >> > http://www.bytecraft.com/.private_spider/IMG_1719.JPG
    : >> >
    : >> > http://www.bytecraft.com/.private_spider/IMG_1722.JPG
    : >> >
    : >> > There are lots of spiders here I have never seen one like this
    : >> > before/ The lens cap is about 50mm in diameter.
    : >>
    : >> Looks like a wolf spider of some sort. Common, large. They seem to
    : >> like humid places and narrow spots.
    : >>
    : >> A while ago cleaning a corner in the yard I spooked a very large
    : >> specimen like this, but more of a red-ish brown colour. Probably twice
    : >> the size of the one you shot. Ran like hell.
    : >>
    : >> Another while ago, in the laundry room, under the detergent box, a
    : >> pretty large spider, amazing me how it could lay so flat under the heavy
    : >> detergent box. Central vacuum gave him a new residence.
    : >>
    : >> Yesterday another one in the garage while tidying up. Put him in the
    : >> garbage with sawdust sweepings...
    : >>
    : >> A large spider bit me a few years ago on my side. Took about 2 months
    : >> to heal. Didn't hurt much for a few days when a patch about the size of
    : >> a dollar coin began itching. A few more days and it was almost black...
    : >> (Spiders sometimes nest in nooks and crannies of garden furniture...)
    : >
    : >Laura, "Do you have enough pictures yet?" I retrieved the lens cap
    : >and she proceeded to initiate its demise. (death by stoning)
    : >
    : >The thing that impressed me most was the speed it could move.
    : >
    :
    : I let the Wolf Spider in my yard go on about his way. I'm sure his
    : diet consists of something that I dislike more that I do spiders.
    :
    : The only insects I go out of my way to exterminate are roaches,
    : mosquitos, deer flies, and fire ants.

    I can't believe how soft I've gotten in my old age. I used to routinely kill
    any wasp that got into the house. Now I usually catch him in a pickle jar and
    let him go.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Aug 22, 2010
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