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What kind is it??

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  1. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    I found this spider on my garage floor this morning. It was still alive when I found it but died(alright by me) a short time later. I am curious as to what kind it is. It is rather large for this area and the only spiders I can recall being this large are black and yellow "Banana Spiders". We do have Brown Recluse but I know its not that. I live in Southern Illinois. Any help??
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    Frankly the damn thing gives me the willies............yuk
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  2. Catpower

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    Looks like a Tarantula

    We have a bunch of them here in Texas, didn't think they went that far north, but it sure looks like one

    We get huge ones

    And they love blasting sand, I had an open bag in one of my shops and they invaded it had to sieve they out
     
  3. Stl Flyn

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    That is a big Brown Recluse if it was. Was he growling at you, and showing his fangs?

    Can you imagine feeling a crawling sensation on your arm, and waking up and seeing that? That will get your heart a racing, along with a quick shot of adrenaline. LOL
     
  4. Tron

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    That's a Wolf spider.
     
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    That is huge Wolffy! I would be afraid to let kitty outside.
     
  6. grntitan

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    Well my Father n law said Wolf Spider this morning, but he wasn't 100% positive. After Tron also said Wolf, I think they are right. I just Googled Wolf Spider and sure enough a few of the pics are spot on. I just hope it's the only one. Time for the exterminators to come back and respray.

    Thanks Fellas...
     
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    I think I would have gotten the 12ga out for that one. Hate creepy crawlies.
     
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    Google "wolf spider" and read about these things. Talk about the willies!

    If this is a wolf spider, and I don`t know, they would scare the heck out of anyone.
     
  9. grntitan

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    Wikipedia says:

    Wolf spiders will inject venom freely if continually provoked. Symptoms of their venomous bite include swelling, mild pain and itching. Though usually considered harmless to humans, the bite of some species may be painful.

    They have some creepy eyes though. Never trust someone with eyes like this.
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    Matt,

    You might want to watch for more. That wikipedia article said something about them carrying their eggs with them. It may have carried eggs into your garage. Don't go out bare footed.

    John
     
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    It's a wolf spider. They live in a burrow in the ground and hunts at night mainly feeding on crickets, grasshoppers and other insects. When my girls were young we would go "spider huntin" and find them all over the place. Take a flashlight and hold it to your head level with your eyes and you'll see their eyes emit a greenish light up to 30-40 yards away.

    Happy Huntin!
     
  12. Catpower

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    Guess it could be a wolf spider it really isn't hairy enough to be a tarantula, but I haven't seen a wolf that big before, they don't make it that long before they die, I love Lorsban

    Lately I have been seeing a lot of Black Widows around here, they will mess up your day if they bite you they claim, and I don't plan on finding out
     
  13. SirMissalott

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    Lobster!!
     
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    Definitely a wolf spider.
     
  15. Tron

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    What many of you don't know is that the Wolf spider injects a highly potent "Skeeter toxin". Once the victim is bitten, they have the appearance of wearing full facial makeup, which includes eyeliner, lipstick, blush and will even speak with a notable lisp. This effect may last for months, or until they get Bitch slapped.
     
  16. grntitan

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    I have seen one of those. I'll be darn. That's what happened to him uh her uh it.
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