What kind of spider is this?

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  1. MickeS

    MickeS Producer

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    I found this little spider outside the garage last night. I HATE spiders! It was too big to stomp on though, so I shooed it away after I took the pictures. [​IMG]

    Does anyone know what kind it is? It was about the size of the palm of my hand.

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    /Mike
     
  2. Patrick_S

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    Certainly looks like a tarantula. If I recall correctly while big the ones found in the states are harmless.
     
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  5. MickeS

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    Wow, quick replies!

    I should have thought of checking the Desert Museum site, it's here in Tucson after all. [​IMG]

    It certainly seems like it's an Arizona blond tarantula, a male one. Thanks!



    Geez, that's a tough life!
     
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    I wonder if they would live longer if they ate pizza and engaged in self-gratification. [​IMG]
     
  7. Dean Cooper

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    Speaking of spiders here are some pictures of my encounter with a brown recluse. [​IMG]
    Warning! very graphic!

    Day 3 Day 5 Day 6 Day 9 Day 10
     
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    Does anyone have a pic of a brown recluse? I've heard that they're here in Iowa, and I definitely want to know when I see one! Scary! I hope you're ok now!
     
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    Whoa.. ouch.. want to put those as links, with a warning? I nearly lost my lunch. Ick! Hope you're okay..
     
  10. Dean Cooper

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    Here you go, they grow to about 1/2 an inch. By the way, majority of people just get a small painful red spot when bitten by one. They aren't aggressive at all and like to make their homes in clothes or beds that have been sitting still for long periods of time. If you have an allergic reaction to the venom your wound will erupt like the pictures above and take six to eight months to heal back to normal leaving a scar.

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    Sorry Jamie, changed them to links.
     
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    I think I'm going to be ill.
    Not trying to hijack, but what ever ended up happening to your thumb? Hopefully it healed, but that looks pretty serious.
    Regards,
    Phil
     
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    I thought that I was the only one that noticed the [​IMG] that Dean put at the end of his post.[​IMG]
     
  15. Dean Cooper

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    [​IMG] That was quick John
     
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    OUCH! Hard to believe that something that comes out of something so small can cause so much damage and pain ...


    Freddy C.
     
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    That's a terantula. Once I found one crawling towards my front door. I smacked it with a 2x4 and about 200 baby terantulas that were on her back went EVERYWHERE! I almost puked.
     

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