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#1    Lava_Lady

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:15 AM

A big, fuzzy, brown spider jumped on me while I was drifting off to sleep. It's about the size of a dime (it's big if you find it crawling on you in bed in the middle of the night) and I managed to swat it off me without killing it although it is, unfortunately, minus one leg.

I tried googling it but am still not sure what it is.  I'm waffling between huntsmen spider, we call them cane spiders in Hawaii because they used to live in the old sugar cane fields and when the fields were burned they would scurry out enforce and literally cover the road.  It looks like it but it's much smaller than any cane spider I've ever seen, they are usually as big as a small tarantula.  Could it be a baby?

It also looks like a brown recluse but a bit thicker.

I'm hoping it's just a huntsmen.  Photo below.

Thanks for any help!

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:19 AM

Huntsmen Spider

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:20 AM

Looks like a Huntsman to me. Had one crawl up my leg at night and scare me before not nice. Huntsmans where I live come in different sizes and range from grey to brown

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:22 AM

Brown Recluse... Ugh sorry, trying to upload and can't seem to male it work.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:26 AM

 Ruby04, on 08 April 2013 - 11:20 AM, said:

Looks like a Huntsman to me. Had one crawl up my leg at night and scare me before not nice. Huntsmans where I live come in different sizes and range from grey to brown

I sure hope it is a huntsmen.  I've seen the recluse's bite, very scary.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:35 AM

I'm leaning towards huntsman, but is that a little tail like thing on the back of it.  Because if so, I've never seen a huntsman with one of those.

It may even be one of those small brown house spiders.  There are thousands of them.


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:42 AM

 krypter3, on 08 April 2013 - 11:35 AM, said:

I'm leaning towards huntsman, but is that a little tail like thing on the back of it.  Because if so, I've never seen a huntsman with one of those.

It may even be one of those small brown house spiders.  There are thousands of them.

Yes, I had the same question about those.  I don't see those on any of the photos I googled.  Maybe a gender thing?

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:46 AM

no definately not a huntsman. I should know... one huntsman bit me near the groin area while i was trying to sleep. I killed it. Thank god it wasn't a redback.

Your spider seems more like the common brown house spider.

https://www.google.c...iw=1366&bih=605

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:51 AM

 pitchp, on 08 April 2013 - 11:46 AM, said:

no definately not a huntsman. I should know... one huntsman bit me near the groin area while i was trying to sleep. I killed it. Thank god it wasn't a redback.

Your spider seems more like the common brown house spider.

https://www.google.c...366&bih=605

It does look very similar and I sure hope that's all it is.  I've only seen daddy longlegs in my house before.  This guys family has been hiding.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:55 AM

Yeah it's definitely not a huntsman! I don't know what it is though.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:57 AM

Its not a recluse that's for sure the markings and anatomy are different, the recluse doesn't have huge spinneretes ( tail feature) and they have a darker brown region at the front where the eyes are, it does look like a cane spider but again the tail bit is odd for a cane spider but it could just be a shadow or something in your pic.

Warning large pic of spider (cane spider)
It does have a similar body structure to this which is a cane spider.
http://3.bp.blogspot...00/IMG_1041.JPG


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:14 PM

 Timonthy, on 08 April 2013 - 11:55 AM, said:

Yeah it's definitely not a huntsman! I don't know what it is though.

Common house spider like pitchp suggested?

 ciriuslea, on 08 April 2013 - 11:57 AM, said:

Its not a recluse that's for sure the markings and anatomy are different, the recluse doesn't have huge spinneretes ( tail feature) and they have a darker brown region at the front where the eyes are, it does look like a cane spider but again the tail bit is odd for a cane spider but it could just be a shadow or something in your pic.

Warning large pic of spider (cane spider)
It does have a similar body structure to this which is a cane spider.
http://3.bp.blogspot...00/IMG_1041.JPG

You sound pretty sure it's not a recluse, that makes
Me feel better but honestly, at this point, all the spiders are starting to look alike!  Lol




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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:59 PM

It's not a recluse, this is a recluse.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:14 PM

I think it looks like a Cane spider..

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:28 PM

Uggh. Big man here scared of two things, clowns and spiders. And hairy spiders are the worst. Who cares what species it is! Especially on your pillow!!! lol





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