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08/07/2017 08:58:09 PM · #1
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Not happy that this guy is in my place. Well "was" in my place. My sandal was a pretty good hammer to kill this thing. Luckily I'm not creeped out by spiders so there's that at least.

So what kinda spider is this?

Message edited by author 2017-08-07 20:59:54.
08/07/2017 09:49:22 PM · #2
Rabid Wolf Spider - Rabidosa rabida - Male
08/07/2017 09:59:55 PM · #3
Originally posted by mbrutus2009:

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Not happy that this guy is in my place. Well "was" in my place. My sandal was a pretty good hammer to kill this thing. Luckily I'm not creeped out by spiders so there's that at least. ...


Dang - That's a BIG fella! Hopefully one of his relatives doesn't wake you up tonight crawling across your face while you're sleeping!!! :-D
08/07/2017 10:53:41 PM · #4
I LOVE wolf spiders.. you must have some good insects invading your personal space!

08/08/2017 05:05:16 AM · #5
One which is way too big for my taste!!

Message edited by author 2017-08-10 04:42:11.
08/08/2017 07:49:01 AM · #6
True Facts about the Wolf Spider
08/08/2017 08:43:54 AM · #7
Have you seen this? I kinda want one but too many kids in my house to be trusted having it around.

bugasalt.com

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08/08/2017 09:15:12 AM · #8
OMG, I had not seen that... and now I want one! What a hoot!
08/08/2017 09:26:47 AM · #9
Originally posted by tate:

Have you seen this? I kinda want one but too many kids in my house to be trusted having it around.

bugasalt.com

Not sure it's a good idea to be spraying salt all over the house, but it does leave the prey pre-seasoned and ready-to-eat ... ;-)
08/08/2017 09:43:46 AM · #10
Yeah in the video he is outside his trailer or something. Seems like it might be a hit at our block party this year LOL

Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by tate:

Have you seen this? I kinda want one but too many kids in my house to be trusted having it around.

bugasalt.com

Not sure it's a good idea to be spraying salt all over the house, but it does leave the prey pre-seasoned and ready-to-eat ... ;-)
08/08/2017 10:19:45 AM · #11
Originally posted by tate:

Yeah in the video he is outside his trailer or something. Seems like it might be a hit at our block party this year LOL

Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by tate:

Have you seen this? I kinda want one but too many kids in my house to be trusted having it around.

bugasalt.com

Not sure it's a good idea to be spraying salt all over the house, but it does leave the prey pre-seasoned and ready-to-eat ... ;-)


OMG I WANT ONE!!! :O
08/08/2017 03:47:19 PM · #12
ROFL, I've discovered that my local Cabelas has the Bugasalt in stock! It looks like I will be going hunting this evening!
08/08/2017 04:34:08 PM · #13
Originally posted by kirbic:

ROFL, I've discovered that my local Cabelas has the Bugasalt in stock! It looks like I will be going hunting this evening!


Please record this! I want to see it! Haha.
08/08/2017 10:56:14 PM · #14
I'm now the proud owner of a Bugasalt... in Pink Camo, LOL!
I've loaded and tested it, it is deadly to flies, small spiders, and the like. Pattern is about 2.5 inches in diameter at 3 feet. Wouldn't you know, I actually had a lot of trouble finding a fly. Couldn't even find one on the dog poop in the yard, LOL.
08/09/2017 07:23:13 AM · #15
Originally posted by kirbic:

I'm now the proud owner of a Bugasalt... in Pink Camo, LOL!
I've loaded and tested it, it is deadly to flies, small spiders, and the like. Pattern is about 2.5 inches in diameter at 3 feet. Wouldn't you know, I actually had a lot of trouble finding a fly. Couldn't even find one on the dog poop in the yard, LOL.


They knew you were coming. Lol.
08/09/2017 10:13:56 AM · #16
Originally posted by mbrutus2009:

They knew you were coming. Lol.


Yup. Darn flies are smarter than they look!
I've already got plans for a modification to tighten the pattern on this thing, hopefully increasing the "kill range."
08/09/2017 10:36:30 AM · #17
Originally posted by kirbic:

Yup. Darn flies are smarter than they look!
I've already got plans for a modification to tighten the pattern on this thing, hopefully increasing the "kill range."


This is why I love the internet... Lol.
09/02/2017 10:05:33 AM · #18
It looks like a Huntsman spider! I wished I had Spider vising my home, I had to go to the forest to look for them!
Feel free to browse my album. Please just don't kill them :)

huntsman spiders

Message edited by author 2017-09-14 03:19:49.
09/03/2017 09:41:59 AM · #19
Originally posted by Chris_Ang:

It looks like a Huntsman spider! I wished I had Spider vising my home, I had to go to the forest to look for them!
Feel free to browse my album. Please just don't kill them :)
https://www.facebook.com/chris.ang.773/media_set?set=a.10151497690887767.1073741829.617032766&type=3


Fixed the link. Pretty cool spiders!

huntsman spiders
09/14/2017 03:19:19 AM · #20
Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by Chris_Ang:

It looks like a Huntsman spider! I wished I had Spider vising my home, I had to go to the forest to look for them!
Feel free to browse my album. Please just don't kill them :)
https://www.facebook.com/chris.ang.773/media_set?set=a.10151497690887767.1073741829.617032766&type=3


Fixed the link. Pretty cool spiders!

huntsman spiders


Thanks :)
09/14/2017 05:13:15 AM · #21
100% sure it's a Huntsman spider
We have them in Taiwan, they are really harmless. They can run incredibly fast.
They grow bigger than a human hand.
I took a picture not so long time ago and add it into a challenge picture.
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09/14/2017 06:05:12 AM · #22
I agree it does look a lot like a huntsman spider. I live in Brisbane, Australia, and huntsmen are very common around here.
My in-laws used to have "Fred" for many years. He was HUGE, and lived behind a fabric wall-hanging in their hallway.
Huntsman CAN bite (no venom!), but you'd have to trap him, tease him, scare him, hurt him, etc...... they do NOT want to hurt you if they can possibly help it.

I have spotted several huntsmen our house. I just leave them alone, and I almost never see them again. If they bothered me for some reason, I'd use the drinking glass/piece of cardboard method to send them back outside.

I would never, ever kill them because they didn't hurt us in the first place, and I love the idea that they eat the bugs that bite us!!

Pretty please try hard to overcome your phobia....... spiders are super useful, and very few of them are an actual danger to us (most of those types live in Australia).
09/14/2017 08:59:28 AM · #23
The Huntsman Spider is most notable for "crab-like" orientation of legs, which I don's see in the OP's photo. Overall size is small for a Huntsman, which could mean it's a younger spider. It's true the Huntsman spiders have spread around the tropical world. ID chart. I guess we would need a closer photo to determine species.
09/14/2017 09:08:57 AM · #24
Originally posted by hahn23:

I guess we would need a closer photo to determine species.


Well, this one is no longer with us to be able to get a closer photo... Sooo.... Lol.
09/14/2017 09:33:11 AM · #25
Originally posted by Beetle:

I agree it does look a lot like a huntsman spider. I live in Brisbane, Australia, and huntsmen are very common around here.
My in-laws used to have "Fred" for many years. He was HUGE, and lived behind a fabric wall-hanging in their hallway.
Huntsman CAN bite (no venom!), but you'd have to trap him, tease him, scare him, hurt him, etc...... they do NOT want to hurt you if they can possibly help it.

I have spotted several huntsmen our house. I just leave them alone, and I almost never see them again. If they bothered me for some reason, I'd use the drinking glass/piece of cardboard method to send them back outside.

I would never, ever kill them because they didn't hurt us in the first place, and I love the idea that they eat the bugs that bite us!!

Pretty please try hard to overcome your phobia....... spiders are super useful, and very few of them are an actual danger to us (most of those types live in Australia).


Shouldn't you have an inborn fear of spiders? I've seen them way beetles, you know... ;)
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