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#16    Moon Gazer

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:32 PM

Yeah, I am not normally fussed about spiders but we don't really have dangerous ones here in the UK.  If that thing showed up  on my pillow I don't think I would sleep for a week!!


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:27 PM

View PostChooky88, on 08 April 2013 - 01:28 PM, said:

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

Agree about clowns... creepy.  Why all the make up???  What are they hiding???  Worse than spiders to me...I can kill a spider if out bothers me... Lol

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:31 PM

View PostMoon Gazer, on 08 April 2013 - 01:32 PM, said:

Yeah, I am not normally fussed about spiders but we don't really have dangerous ones here in the UK.  If that thing showed up  on my pillow I don't think I would sleep for a week!!

I shook out my blanket and pillows and pounded the mattress to send a message to any of it's friends that might be around then stayed up with the lights on till about 3 am when I finally dropped off.  No other spiders woke me up lol

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:34 PM

View Postkrypter3, on 08 April 2013 - 12:59 PM, said:

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

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Stupid google.... Said it was a recluse.  It's probably another huntsmen.

Thank you for the correction!

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:41 PM

Did it bite you ?

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:51 PM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 08 April 2013 - 08:41 PM, said:

Did it bite you ?

I don't think so but being a hypochondriac, I've been bitten, it's poisonous, and I should be going into anaphylactic shock any minute now... Maybe after I have some coffee.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:52 PM

The prongs at the back definately indicate its female.
It looks a bit like a wolf spider ,but doe it have the four eyes ?
Wolf spiders have very apparent four eyes on their head .

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:59 PM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 08 April 2013 - 08:52 PM, said:

The prongs at the back definately indicate its female.
It looks a bit like a wolf spider ,but doe it have the four eyes ?
Wolf spiders have very apparent four eyes on their head .

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It's a girl!  I'll call her Charlotte.  

I can't tell about the eyes but I think pitchp is correct she looks like a common house spider...although not so common in my house since third it's the first I've seen.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:35 PM

Could also be a Wolf Spider, I've got one in my garden hut,I call it Fred,and its been there years.Its the cleanest insect free hut on the planet.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:58 PM

The photo is too rough.

Yet the legs look too short and robust for a cane spider. I am not familiar with Hawaii's indigeneous and introduced species of true spider.

It does resemble a wolf spider....

and a grass spider (Agelenopsis/Agelena but don't think this species has been introduced to the islands) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agelena http://en.wikipedia....ki/Grass_spider ...

or a fishing spider (Dolomedes, also don't believe this species has been introduced to the islands) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolomedes

Could be a cane spider? But the ONE thing I do know without a doubt is that that species you photographed is not dangerous but completely harmless.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:01 PM

View Postspud the mackem, on 08 April 2013 - 10:35 PM, said:

Could also be a Wolf Spider, I've got one in my garden hut,I call it Fred,and its been there years.Its the cleanest insect free hut on the planet.

How big is Fred?  

I'm sorry to report that Charlotte did not make it through the night.  I think I may have swatted her a bit too hard.  :(  I felt something crawling on my neck and jumped up just slapping myself silly!  I didn't know what the heck it was and had a mini freak out.  Lol

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:16 PM

View PostLava_Lady, on 08 April 2013 - 11:01 PM, said:

How big is Fred?  

I'm sorry to report that Charlotte did not make it through the night.  I think I may have swatted her a bit too hard.  :(  I felt something crawling on my neck and jumped up just slapping myself silly!  I didn't know what the heck it was and had a mini freak out.  Lol
Hi Freds body is about 3 cm's long, black,he has big feelers in front and long legs,and doesn't make any webs.I actually saw him catch a bee on a curtain one day,that was scary.He stands still in the same place for days,but when he moves its Fast.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:50 PM

I always hated it when I would be out horse back riding and ride through a spider web with a big spider in it.  I would be squealing and moving around all over the back of that horse.  I moved out of the saddle and ended up sitting on his hips, sliding off his back end.  Glad it didn't bother him and he came back for me.


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:37 AM

View Postspud the mackem, on 08 April 2013 - 11:16 PM, said:

Hi Freds body is about 3 cm's long, black,he has big feelers in front and long legs,and doesn't make any webs.I actually saw him catch a bee on a curtain one day,that was scary.He stands still in the same place for days,but when he moves its Fast.

Oh my...that is huge to me!  Unless they are on my person, I don't mind spiders.  I think they are fascinating.   Please tell Fred I said hi!  Lol

View PostHilander, on 08 April 2013 - 11:50 PM, said:

I always hated it when I would be out horse back riding and ride through a spider web with a big spider in it.  I would be squealing and moving around all over the back of that horse.  I moved out of the saddle and ended up sitting on his hips, sliding off his back end.  Glad it didn't bother him and he came back for me.

Lol!  Poor thing...  I would not want to ride into a Web like that.  Omg...what if it went into you're mouth!?

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:45 AM

View PostB Jenkins, on 08 April 2013 - 10:58 PM, said:

The photo is too rough.

Yet the legs look too short and robust for a cane spider. I am not familiar with Hawaii's indigeneous and introduced species of true spider.

It does resemble a wolf spider....

and a grass spider (Agelenopsis/Agelena but don't think this species has been introduced to the islands) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agelena http://en.wikipedia....ki/Grass_spider ...

or a fishing spider (Dolomedes, also don't believe this species has been introduced to the islands) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolomedes

Could be a cane spider? But the ONE thing I do know without a doubt is that that species you photographed is not dangerous but completely harmless.


Well thank goodness for that!  And thanks for looking for me.  I appreciate it.

All these spiders look like alien life to me  lol

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