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derez September 14th, 2010 11:18 AM

Spider identification help?
 
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anyone know what this is?

bendyfoot September 14th, 2010 12:08 PM

[QUOTE=derez;951399]anyone know what this is?[/QUOTE]

Some kind of orb-weaver...hard to tell from the photo...how big was it and where do you live? Where did you find it?

(And don't worry, it's not dangerous or anything)

derez September 14th, 2010 12:12 PM

I live in southwestern Ontario Canada. The spider was approx. 2-2.5" toe to toe. Didn't want to get to close or try to relocate without first identifying it. Don't want to end up with a doctors visit. ;)

bendyfoot September 14th, 2010 04:56 PM

I'll have to snoop a bit for a better ID, but there are no dangerous spiders in Ontario (and it's neither of the two southern species which sometimes wind up up here). Unless you have a freak allergy to spider bites, at the worst you'll get an uncomfortable pinch and mild local reaction to a bite.

Frenchy September 14th, 2010 08:14 PM

Holy crap ! :eek: I usually like spiders but this one ... :yuck: looks a bit too much like a tarentula ! :o

Claudia36oh June 20th, 2011 10:45 PM

Yuck...my granddaughter just got bit yesterday by a spider.

Poor little baby has a swollen arm and face, here in Ohio we have the brown recluse spider...so she had to have a quick ER visit.

After Antibiotics and Steroids she looks a little better.

dogcatharmony June 20th, 2011 11:14 PM

:yuck: why oh why did I look. ewwwww I hate those things

lindapalm June 21st, 2011 09:46 PM

I don't know what kind of spider it is, but I wouldn't mess with it. I got bit two weeks ago, possibly by a brown recluse, and didn't know a spider could do that much damage. From now on, I'm going to be leery of all spiders . Never did like them, but definately scared of them now.


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