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To: Slings and Arrows

Oh I know what a Brown Recluse looks like --- and feels like!

This looked like an orb spider, but I haven't seen one this size in the US.

I just found a picture of a female WOLF SPIDER that appears similar to this. If it is, I should have just tossed it back into the woods.

http://entomology.unl.edu/images/spiders/lycosa_helluo.jpg
Wolf Spider Female - Dorsal View,
Lycosa (Hogna) helluo


21 posted on 07/04/2004 7:08:20 PM PDT by steplock ( www.spadata.com)
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To: steplock

I'm in South Carolina, and the spiders can get right BIG here - I think it's because the weather is moderate, so they stand a better chance of surviving winter.

Wolf spider or orb weaver, sounds like you're fine.


25 posted on 07/04/2004 7:11:19 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Am Yisrael Chai!)
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To: steplock

Far from a spider expert.

I know that the wolf spiders in Taiwan--their pee, saliva or some such is very toxic.


47 posted on 07/04/2004 8:01:11 PM PDT by Quix (Choose this day whom U will serve: Shrillery & demonic goons or The King of Kings and Lord of Lords)
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