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#1 BairleaFarm OFFLINE  

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Posted October 10, 2012 - 05:57 AM

What kind of spider is this? Does it bit?

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Posted October 10, 2012 - 06:12 AM

There are two things I don't care for: spiders and snakes! They don't last long around here! Except for the 'Wolf Spider', those are supposed to be very beneficial in eating other bugs, so I leave them alone.

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Posted October 10, 2012 - 07:10 AM

I think, it'sa kind of "daddy longleg", scientic name opiliones. But this one looks a lil afraid someone could bite it :biting_nails:

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Posted October 10, 2012 - 07:21 AM

I'll name it George. :thumbs:
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Posted October 10, 2012 - 07:46 AM

It is bigger than a daddy long legs. I've got tons of spiders inside the house for some reason.

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Posted October 10, 2012 - 07:51 AM

I think, it'sa kind of "daddy longleg", scientic name opiliones. But this one looks a lil afraid someone could bite it :biting_nails:

Yep, I would agree.

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Posted October 10, 2012 - 08:39 AM

i'm not much on spiders either. my son was cleaning under one of his mowing decks the other day and ran across a black widow!!!! within about a weeks time we killed 4 or 5 more.

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Posted October 10, 2012 - 08:59 AM

I do not know the name for it, but I sure don't want it around me!!!!!

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Posted October 10, 2012 - 10:06 AM

Unlike a daddy long legs which is actually a mite, this is a true spider. It responsible for the spider webs in my basement. I think it's called a harvestman, but let me double check.

It's kind of sad the numbers of spiders killed because of silly fears getting the best of us. Only two or three species are actually dangerous. All the rest of them just quietly go about their job of killing insects.



edit; I guess they are called cellar spiders and they don't bite. There is a lot of confusion over which creature is called a daddy long legs and which is a harvestman. They seem to be used interchangably.

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Posted October 10, 2012 - 11:12 AM

An 8 legged cellar dweller. :D
These spiders are actually quite beneficial as they will trap just about any other kind of bug in your basement including other spiders and millipedes. For the most part I leave them alone.
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Posted October 10, 2012 - 12:58 PM

Damn I hate them things !!!!

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Posted October 10, 2012 - 01:17 PM

I'll name it George. :thumbs:


I was gonna say Sam, but George will work too.

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Posted October 10, 2012 - 01:56 PM

It is bigger than a daddy long legs. I've got tons of spiders inside the house for some reason.


But how big, I can't see at the pics. Is it 2" or how much more? btw: I like spiders :big_hug:

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Posted October 10, 2012 - 06:32 PM

Really? You want it in inches?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pholcidae
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Posted October 10, 2012 - 09:55 PM

About 10 years ago I had a strange encounter with daddy longlegs. For some reason they decided to have a "cluster whatchacallit" all over the outside of my shop. They were under the carport on the wall, they were on the gables on the front and back in very tight groups from about 25 to several hundreds. I would say the biggest cluster had over a couple thousand in it. After a day or so they all went away and I only saw the usual 1-2 a day wandering around near the wood stacks. I took pictures! They're on my old cold dead Gateway... The one thing sure was they were true daddy longlegs, the ones with the dark orange/brown bodies.




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