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Mrs_Sweetpeach
Date: 2009-09-03 21:22
Subject: Another spider at work
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Location:Home and on my corner of the couch
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Tags:rl, scrapbooking, spiders, work
I don't know what sort of spider this one is, only that he (she?) isn't a daddy-longlegs.



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silver_chipmunk
User: silver_chipmunk
Date: 2009-09-04 02:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That is a cool spider!
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2009-09-04 15:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
He was *fast* too -- I tried to capture him (to release outside rather than have one of my co-workers squish him into the carpet) but he got away, faster than my eyes could follow.
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tceisele
User: tceisele
Date: 2009-09-04 02:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Well, it's certainly a male - the pedipalps (the two short appendages on the head) have the "boxing glove" tips that are characteristic of male spiders, and he's way too skinny to be a female this time of year (females would be full of eggs now).

I can't see his eyes and spinnerettes well enough to be sure, but I think he's likely to be a wolf spider. If you could get a picture of his face, we'd be able to tell if he had the pair of huge eyes that identify wolf spiders. He could also be either a funnel-web weaver, or a European House Spider. The colors are more like a wolf spider, but identifying spiders by color is notoriously unreliable.
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Jenn
User: jennlk
Date: 2009-09-04 02:22 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The pervy thing.... but most everybody at her office is the wrong species. :)

We've got lots of funnel spiders out here at our house -- one morning we saw five or six funnels in the grass. All of the ones we checked had inhabitants. Our wolf spiders are darker brown.
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2009-09-04 15:12 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I wondered if it was a wolf spider, but he didn't look like the ones I found on wikipedia nor other wolf spiders I've seen. Wikiepedia tells me there are 2,300 species though, so didn't take my non-identification as definitive. I also didn't know about the "boxing gloves;" interesting tidbit, that.
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2009-09-04 15:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Sorry! If it helps, he wasn't at all agressive. And he ran away (very, very fast) when I tried to capture him yesterday.
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User: biani
Date: 2009-09-04 06:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:34
Well, I absolutely hate spiders, but I just had to take a look... EEEEEK!!!
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2009-09-04 14:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I *tried* to warn you! Thanks for looking and remember, this one can't harm you. He's safely hidden away here at my workplace. (And I do mean hidden -- I tried to capture him yesterday but he's a speedy little bugger and got away from me quicker than my eyes could track.)
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bennys_mum
User: bennys_mum
Date: 2009-09-04 17:49 (UTC)
Subject: Our fun spiders
We get these in our "yard" (or field, as some call it):
http://www.sierrapotomac.org/W_Needham/Black&YellowArgiopeSpider_070723.htm

We have TONS of very big spiders hanging from the eaves of the house. They may be American house spider, but I can't really tell from the photos online. I keep meaning to take pictures, but their bodies are a good 1/2-3/4 inches in diameter (I'm guessing female) and 1 1/2-2 inches full diameter. They often have smaller ones around, as well, and sometimes they come into the house, but they never get as big, thank goodness! I'm not really a hands-on spider person, though I don't do a "spider dance" like my mum if I step through a web! :)
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Clark Wierda: USAF
User: traveller42
Date: 2009-09-06 00:10 (UTC)
Subject: Not a Camel Spider
Keyword:USAF
That is one thing I can say for sure.

The coloring is similar to the hunters we've had in the house from time to time. The body is thinner than what I would expect from a Wolf Spider, and is thinner than any of the hunters we've had.

Thanks for the picture.
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mbumby: Nature
User: mbumby
Date: 2009-09-13 20:28 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Nature
Lovely spider. I thought it might have been a wolf, and was glad to see Tim saying that wasn't a ridiculous thought.
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