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Old 01-21-2014, 08:06 PM   #1
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Spiders!!

Now you can know what kind of spider is menacing you!

I generally squish all of them except granddaddy long legs, which get scooped up and returned outdoors. Interesting that most biting spiders live on/in the ground and not on large webs that you are likely to run into.

Enjoy! (or maybe not...)
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:35 PM   #2
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This was a useful share. I saved it on my phone for easy reference wherever I am. Thank you!
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:26 PM   #3
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ICK! I hate spiders and I really hate walking into their webs when I go hiking.
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Old 01-22-2014, 12:09 AM   #4
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That is odd, we used to handle and play with Wolf Spiders all the time when we were kids, never got bit. We liked them because they looked like mini tarantulas, they would just sit on your shoulder and not move, was a funny gag to walk up to somebody with that big o'l spider on your shoulder and they would start screaming and running the other way!
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ICK! I hate spiders and I really hate walking into their webs when I go hiking.
I always hike with a staff. Some of it's many extra-pedestrian activities are clearing away spider webs and poking the far side of a log to clear away any ankle biting wild life, such as snakes.
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Nice spider chart. The next time I stare at a spider long enough, I will refer to it....which will be NEVER! My philosophy is: ICK! Spider! OMG!
Kill it!!!!
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I came across this Wolf Spider at Hawn State Park in Missouri. His burrow was right behind our trailer. I hate spiders.



It's bad enough that they have eight legs, the Wolf Spider has eight eyes too. A row of 4 eyes with two more above that and two more above that.

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I was under the impression ALL spiders have 8 eyes. They are creepy critters, though.
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I came across this Wolf Spider at Hawn State Park in Missouri. His burrow was right behind our trailer. I hate spiders.

It's bad enough that they have eight legs, the Wolf Spider has eight eyes too. A row of 4 eyes with two more above that and two more above that.
We've had Wolf Spiders around the deck off the back of the house. They can be pretty big and look intimidating, but sure keep the rest of the insects away from the house.

My wife is terrified of them and when we first saw them we had no idea what they were. We contacted someone at the University here and they told us what they were and went on to say Wolf Spiders are our friends.

I have to keep reminding my wife...remember they are our friends!!!
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I always hike with a staff. Some of it's many extra-pedestrian activities are clearing away spider webs and poking the far side of a log to clear away any ankle biting wild life, such as snakes.
Normally I carry a hiking stick knocking down webs as I go. Unfortunately I still manage to walk into a web every now and then. Here's a photo that really shows the strength of an orb-weavers web. I came across it while hiking in Pere Marquette State Park in IL. The web was approximately six feet in diameter. With the very heavy morning dew the web was holding considerable water weight and thankfully it was easy to see.

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Had I walked into this web I'm sure I would have been screaming like a little schoolgirl and frantically pawing at my face and body trying to get the web off me.
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