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Unwelcome visitor in my bedroom - Who is he? Is he dangerous. PS -- Vilcabamba, Ecuador if location helps. Actual size shown, HELP!!!!


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#1 of 17 OFFLINE   MickieM

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Posted August 09 2009 - 03:02 PM

I was told that maybe someone here would be able to tell me who this guy is. 
Do I need to have him ki8lled or is he harmless to me???????
I have been bitten twice by brown recluse and once by a black widow.
I DO NOT WANT ANY MORE SPIDER BITES.  Especially by dangerous spiders.
Since I am new to Ecuador.......I just do not know who eats bugs and who will bite me.



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#2 of 17 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted August 09 2009 - 04:07 PM

Sorry, Mickie. 

No help from me,but...yuck!

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted August 09 2009 - 04:49 PM

I'm no help either, but my natural instinct would be to stomp his bulbous arse to oblivion. My humane side would put him in some kind of container and drop him off in the woods where he can run and play and be with his spidery friends.
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#4 of 17 OFFLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted August 09 2009 - 05:05 PM

Well, now I'm certain that I'm never moving to Ecuador at any point in my life...


#5 of 17 OFFLINE   Cees Alons

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Posted August 09 2009 - 09:42 PM

That's a spider (has 8 feet) and it won't bite you.

You're bitten by other bugs. Like mosquitos and things inside your bed.


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#6 of 17 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted August 10 2009 - 02:16 AM



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You're bitten by other bugs. Like mosquitos and things inside your bed.
 
You must be fun to hang with around a campfire, Cees!  /img/vbsmilies/htf/laugh.gif

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted August 10 2009 - 03:11 AM

I don't think it's this spider, but they are found in Ecuador!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_wandering_spider


It would be helpful know the size of the spider.



#8 of 17 OFFLINE   Bob Graz

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Posted August 10 2009 - 01:05 PM

Your spider is somewhere in this link

http://www.tolweb.org/notes/?note_id=67


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Posted August 13 2009 - 08:23 AM

Well, I read all the replys to my request.  You are the only one that asked a sensible question.  The photo I put in there shows the sctual size of the spider.  I am hopeing that it is not a Brazilian Jumping Spider as those are the most venomous spider in the world.  One person here thought perhaps it might be a brown recluse spider.  I just do not know.  It is no longer living.  But I want to know what it si in case another comes along.  Supposedly, we have no spiders in Vilcabamba, but that said, we are only a short distance from Podocarpus National Rainforest......where there are lots of spiders and snakes and whatever, very dangerous and deadly things.  ?So - can anyone help?  Thanks for everyones interst.  And, yes, by the way...I do camp and no I don't just jump and run at every little thing.,..I am fun and I have fun...that is why I am in Ecudor...to live and enjoy life. It is the most beautiful and wonderous place I have ever seen.  And super cheap too.  There now, I hope that answered everyones comments.

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Posted August 13 2009 - 08:31 AM

By the way, I did check out every spider on that link and did not see this one.  That is why I am asking for help identifying it.  And for the idiot who does not think that spiders bite....you are in for such a rude awakening if you ever go to the USA in the south or here in Ecuador.  I was biten twice by a brown recluse and once by a black widow.  Still alive, as most bites won't kill you if you get treatment.  But, the Brazilian Jumping spider, also known as the banana spider, will kill you in 30 minutes or less.  There is an anti-venom serum, but who keeps it on hand. 

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Posted August 13 2009 - 10:07 AM

There is no need to call anybody an idiot. And while the spider might be life size on your screen, that's of very little help unless we know what size your screen is.


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Posted August 13 2009 - 11:13 AM

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And for the idiot who does not think that spiders bite....you are in for such a rude awakening if you ever go to the USA in the south or here in Ecuador. 
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Posted August 18 2009 - 06:49 AM

Looking at the photo reminded me of the spiders used in the movie, "Arachnophobia".

Researching that type of spider lead me to this:

http://en.wikipedia....iki/Sparassidae

It seems to resemble that "type" of spider (specifically, the "huntsman spider")

Hope this helps!

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Posted August 18 2009 - 06:53 AM

After I sent the last reply, I was reading that page that I linked.  I clicked on the Cane spider, and the photo looks very similar to the one you took.

Here is that link:

http://en.wikipedia....iki/Cane_Spider



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Posted August 18 2009 - 07:51 AM



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Originally Posted by Brett_B 

After I sent the last reply, I was reading that page that I linked.  I clicked on the Cane spider, and the photo looks very similar to the one you took.

Here is that link:

http://en.wikipedia....iki/Cane_Spider

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These spiders are known to hunt by waiting quietly on a vertical surface (or even a ceiling) and then rushing forward when their prey gets within close range. Their exceptional agility and speed, as well as their ability to contort and squeeze through tight spaces, give them a strong advantage both in capturing prey and evading predators. They feed at night. Brown huntsmen are welcomed in many homes as they feed on pests such as cockroaches and silverfish.
I'm all for pest control....and while I realize one man's pest is another man's pest control...I'd have a hard time welcoming such a creature into my home!  /img/vbsmilies/htf/biggrin.gif


There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted August 19 2009 - 04:15 AM

From the wiki article:
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Members of the huntsman family of spiders are very common in Australia, but also in many tropical and semi-tropical parts of the world. They have been introduced to many parts of the world, including China, Japan and southern parts of the United States, such as Florida and Puerto Rico.

As adults, huntsman spiders do not build webs, but hunt and forage for food: their diet consists primarily of insects and other invertebrates, and occasionally small skinks and geckos. They live in the crevices of tree bark, but will frequently wander into homes and vehicles. They are able to travel extremely fast, often using a springing jump while running, and walk on walls and even on ceilings. They also tend to exhibit a "cling" reflex if picked up, making them difficult to shake off and much more likely to bite. The females are fierce defenders of their egg sacs and young. They will generally make a threat display if provoked, but if the warning is ignored they may attack and bite.

We had a few of these spiders in our last house in Florida - we had a lot of trees in our yard. They were quite large and I remember one in the bathroom carrying her egg sac around. I'm afraid she had to go because the thought of all those baby spiders hatching in our house ... /img/vbsmilies/htf/eek.gif

There were a couple in our previous house as well. We had some 13ft high ceilings and had to throw wet sponges at them to get them down!

Here is another link:

http://edis.ifas.ufl.../IN/IN31700.pdf

I don't know why I didn't recognize the one in the original image - but I haven't seen one for a long time (and don't wish to)!







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Posted August 19 2009 - 04:25 AM



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Originally Posted by Marianne 

I don't know why I didn't recognize the one in the original image - but I haven't seen one for a long time (and don't wish to)!

 
I'm sure there's a proper medical term for such an appropriate mental block...  /img/vbsmilies/htf/smile.gif


There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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