Found my own Cat Faced orb weaver this evening :)

Found my own Cat Faced orb weaver this evening :)

I think this is a Giant House Spider, Tegenaria Gigantea. I found him(?) outside in a basket looking web.
AS: good guess but it’s a Funnel web/ Grass spider female Agelenopsis aperta :) nice picture!
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I think this is a Giant House Spider, Tegenaria Gigantea. I found him(?) outside in a basket looking web.

AS: good guess but it’s a Funnel web/ Grass spider female Agelenopsis aperta :) nice picture!

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Anonymous asked: I've been thinking of getting a cute pink-toed tarantula for a while, but I know that any tarantula has a quirky secret defense. Seeing these SUPER fuzzy babies posted on here, how do tarantula handlers protect themselves in case a spider gets spooked and sheds their fur in the general face region of the owner?

In my experience just try not to upset them/close the lid really fast. If your spider is skiddish enough to do this regularly wear goggles while opening the tank. If they are captive bred chances are they will save flicking hairs as a last resort (depending on the temperament of the individual spider) mainly because they don’t get those hairs back till their next molt so they are left without one of their defenses for possibly quite a while :) I have 10 tarantulas and only once has one flicked hairs at me (Shelob my t. stirmi) and that was before she was settled in. Pink toes are in general very docile and unlikely to flick hairs :)

Cat faced spider Araneus gemmoides as near as I can tell.
AS: yep it looks like a cat faced orb weaver alright :)
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Cat faced spider Araneus gemmoides as near as I can tell.

AS: yep it looks like a cat faced orb weaver alright :)

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Jackie Girl!!  8.5 year old b.smithi :D ….out and about, roaming her quarters!! ❤
AS: gorgeous! 
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Jackie Girl!!  8.5 year old b.smithi :D ….out and about, roaming her quarters!! ❤

AS: gorgeous! 

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Got this picture outside my boyfriend’s house.
Any idea what it is?
AS: thats a Black Widow Juvenile Female Latrodectus mactans!  they look a lot like brown widows but an adult brown widow has a dark cepholothorax (head) while a juvenile black widow has a light head with a stipe like the one pictured! 
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Got this picture outside my boyfriend’s house.

Any idea what it is?

AS: thats a Black Widow Juvenile Female Latrodectus mactans!  they look a lot like brown widows but an adult brown widow has a dark cepholothorax (head) while a juvenile black widow has a light head with a stipe like the one pictured! 

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So I got another pink toe! Her name is Socks :) and Umi my pumpkin patch tarantula loves her new plant!

i found this little thing crawling on my pillow and thought it was quite cute. any idea as to what it is?
AS: that is a male Broad Faced Sac spider Trachelas tranquillus :)
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i found this little thing crawling on my pillow and thought it was quite cute. any idea as to what it is?

AS: that is a male Broad Faced Sac spider Trachelas tranquillus :)

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Found this guy sitting under my mirror. I’m pretty sure it’s a Grass Spider. I live it Ohio and it seems that those are common around here in the summer.

AS: that is actually a Hacklemesh weaver Amaurobius ferox male! they are also very common in Ohio :)

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Can anyone tell me what kind of spider this is? He was a big guy
AS: that is a Barn Spider which is a kind of Orb Weaver :) also it’s a female
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Can anyone tell me what kind of spider this is? He was a big guy

AS: that is a Barn Spider which is a kind of Orb Weaver :) also it’s a female

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