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poodle
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It's the long-legged spider that's in out homes. It has a relatively small body in comparison to it's legs. It is a brownish-reddish color, about 2 inches across when in normal stance.

I seem to have them crawl on me, but they have never bit.

What are they?

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Topic starter Posted : February 1, 2013 3:13 am
cookieboss
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Hey Poodle!
Do you have a pic?

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Posted : February 1, 2013 3:28 am
stxem
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Does it have thin legs? A daddy long-legs perhaps?

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Posted : February 1, 2013 3:29 am
Alexandra
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probably a wolf spider. Google it and see if it looks about right.

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Posted : February 1, 2013 3:36 am
poodle
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I'll try to get a pic...it's crawled on me twice tonight already! I think it's still lurking around...

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Topic starter Posted : February 1, 2013 3:37 am
poodle
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YES! A wolf spider. Thanks...I'll go read about it now...

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Topic starter Posted : February 1, 2013 3:45 am
poodle
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they are not poisonous. Good.

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Topic starter Posted : February 1, 2013 3:47 am
mtdoramike
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But they dooooo bite.

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Posted : February 1, 2013 12:48 pm
Alana33
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At least it is not a Brown Recluse!

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Posted : February 1, 2013 1:24 pm
AandA2VI
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Oh I love wolf spiders! They eat all types of bad bugs. In AZ I had sooooo many in and around my house. Never saw a scorpion in that house. I thank the spiders. Check out this picture: see those glowing things in its back? Their it's babies! How wild is that.


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Posted : February 1, 2013 1:37 pm
Alana33
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Mother Scorpions too, carry their babies on their back,
Lots of them!

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Posted : February 1, 2013 6:05 pm
AandA2VI
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Did u see this pic when I put it up earlier this year? That's A BIG ONE!

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Posted : February 1, 2013 7:57 pm
Alana33
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Glad we don't have them that size here in the islands.
I'd have a heart attact!

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Posted : February 1, 2013 9:57 pm
poodle
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Do we have scorpions on STX? I've never seen one here.

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Topic starter Posted : February 1, 2013 11:24 pm
Alana33
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We have scorpions on all the islands but they are a lighter color and much smaller than that monster sized one in the pic that Aaand A2VI posted. Thank goodness.

I find one in the house every great now and then but then I have all the screens and doors open so the dogs can come and go in the fenced in area around the courtyard and the decks. Actually have only seen 2 or 3 scorpions in the house in the 9 years in this particular home.
I have found a range of insect critters from time to time over the many years I have lived here.

We also have tarantulas, ground spiders, brown recluse spiders to name a few, and let's not forget the centipedes.

Have had hummingbirds, bannaquits, land crabs, hermit crabs and iguanas get inside from time to time as well.
There always seems to be 1 lizard in the living room which I don't mind. They eat insects like flies, mosquitoes, roaches, etc. but still have Terminix come every other month to spray for insect pests, just in case.

I think from the the above mentioned insect group the worst bite would be from a brown recluse which can result in a necrotic reaction of the flesh. It would also depend on whether someone has an allergic reaction to a bite or sting. None are fatally poisonous that I am aware of.

My vacuum comes in handy for the brown recluse on the ceilings or the giant tarantula on the floor in the middle of the night!
Sorry but just can't handle the big darn spiders in the middle of the night.

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Posted : February 2, 2013 1:00 am
AandA2VI
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Love all the critters! The mozzys have finally started to leave us alone. The "fresh meat" blood seems so tasty to them. First week I had 20 bites on one leg, I was all worried about Dengue! (Sp)

Speaking of spiders I was fooling around taking pics of a spider in my yard and accidentally had the flash on during a macro shot. It resulted in this wicked cool picture!

I've also got those parrots around the house - I think they are the conures that fly around my house all day. I really want to get some pics but they are really skiddish. I'm thinking about making an apple feeder to entice them to the porch. They are BEAUTIFUL! I've also rescued 4 baby chicks from a neighbors plastic tub that they leave outside lol. This is a great place for a nature nut.

I also am going to head to coral world tomorrow and out in a resume, hoping my experience propagating species of corals and keeping reef tanks for 10 years will help land me a job. Anyone have any "in's" over there? 😉

Sorry for the odd stream of thoughts. Lol.

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Posted : February 2, 2013 2:22 am
AandA2VI
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My bad: here's the cool spider pic:

I wish I could get my photos to embed into the forum. Nothing seems to work.

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Posted : February 2, 2013 3:30 am
iguanabanana
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Love all the critters! ..... I've also got those parrots around the house - I think they are the conures that fly around my house all day. I really want to get some pics but they are really skiddish. I'm thinking about making an apple feeder to entice them to the porch. They are BEAUTIFUL! I've also rescued 4 baby chicks from a neighbors plastic tub that they leave outside lol. This is a great place for a nature nut.

I also am going to head to coral world tomorrow and out in a resume, hoping my experience propagating species of corals and keeping reef tanks for 10 years will help land me a job. Anyone have any "in's" over there? 😉 Sorry for the odd stream of thoughts. Lol.

Stream of consciousness is perfect for the interwebs! GOOD LUCK on your job hunt. I am sure you will do well and I hope people with contacts have contacted you!! (I have no contacts, but would surely connect you had I some). Hope to see pics of the parrots if you can get them! We have green parrots (with yellow on the cheeks) flying around here at PPleasant. Still don't know what they are but I love them! The rooster(s), on the other hand....

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Posted : February 2, 2013 3:46 am
Native Son
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It's the long-legged spider that's in out homes. It has a relatively small body in comparison to it's legs. It is a brownish-reddish color, about 2 inches across when in normal stance.

I seem to have them crawl on me, but they have never bit.

What are they?

...he's just trying to get you to visit his website...

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Posted : February 2, 2013 2:11 pm
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