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What spider is this?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Vorago, Sep 7, 2005.


  1. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
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    I've never seen one of those before, it was pretty big imo. If you include the legs it was almost 3 inches across.


    My cat ate it btw :D
     
  2. dlloyd

    dlloyd zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Apr 21, 2004
    Scotland
    It's something from the genus Tegenaria.
     
  3. dlloyd

    dlloyd zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Apr 21, 2004
    Scotland
    Probably T. agrestis or T. gigantea.

    T. agrestis is known as the hobo spider. American hobo spiders have a nasty bite, but the European ones are less aggressive.
     
  4. oh, I don't like that at all.
     
  5. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    I'm pretty sure its a 'shoe magnet' spider.
     
  6. lol!
     
  7. Mikkel-S

    Mikkel-S Supporting Member

    Jun 27, 2001
    Herning, Denmark
    Shouldn't a spider suppose to have eight legs?..
     
  8. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Normally I'm not afraid of spiders, I support them because they eat mosquitos and other assorted flying crap, but this one looked nasty, and I want to know wether or not the bite is dangerous.
     
  9. dlloyd

    dlloyd zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Apr 21, 2004
    Scotland
    It won't bite you unless you totally hassle it.

    The bites of T. agrestis are nasty, as I already said...

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    But it's only the US agrestis population that are known to bite humans.
     
  10. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway
    i think its a T. gigantea.

    cool spider though!
     
  11. Correct. Therefore this is obviously not a spider.
     
  12. I hope your cat eats 8 legged spiders too, and doesn't discriminate against handicapped spiders.

    Maybe a little sensitivity training is in order?

    Randy
     
  13. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Yes, I'll get on it pronto!
     
  14. Mikkel-S

    Mikkel-S Supporting Member

    Jun 27, 2001
    Herning, Denmark
    :D hahaha.
     
  15. buzzbass

    buzzbass Shoo Shoo Retarded Flu !

    Apr 23, 2003
    NJ
    dude, that's the one that bit Spider Man. You had a wonderful opportunity and that damn cat blew it for you :D
     
  16. popinfresh

    popinfresh

    Dec 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Aus
    I've seen some awesome spiders over here.

    Around 6-10" long (sort of more diamond shaped the 'round') and black with either BRIGHT yellow or orange colourings, and I saw a black/white one too. They have massively long legs and look really freaky.

    Usually in toilets in forests etc, which can kinda be creepy..
     
  17. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    I agree.

    Finding toilets in the forest IS creepy.
     
  18. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    Michigan
    Wow, you're just on a "witty observation" Roll, today, aren't you! :D
     
  19. canopener

    canopener

    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    I was bored enough to open this thread, but I am never opening another spider thread at TB. Ever.