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Spiders....???

Post by Aracnophobe » Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:24 am

I am wonder what type of spider this is. I found it running quite fast across my living room floor. (Actually my dog found it). Sorry for the poor picture quality, to keep the spider contained I had to put a plastic shell overtop.
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Post by Darby » Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:33 pm

It looks like some type of wolf spider, but without knowing much about it (including where you are), there's not much more that can be said.

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Post by MichaelXY » Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:35 pm

Did it bark or howl? lol

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Post by Aracnophobe » Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:20 am

Darby wrote:It looks like some type of wolf spider, but without knowing much about it (including where you are), there's not much more that can be said.


All I can tell you is it ran very fact, and it took me over an hour to try to catch it. Everytime I would get close it would run away, no matter how quiet or soft footed I was.

I am in St. Louis, Missouri, Dead center of the Mid West, and the spider was found in a finished basement which I converted to a living room.

I am overall concerned about it bring a Brown Recluse.

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Post by Darby » Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:28 pm

I don't think it's a recluse - the pictures are too fuzzy to be absolutely sure, but the proportions as well as the markings don't seem to fit.

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Post by February Beetle » Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:05 pm

http://www.extension.umn.edu/distributi ... K1033.html

I think it is a harmless grass spider. It won't hurt you!

Edit: Here is a better website
http://www.cirrusimage.com/spider.htm
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