So I ran into this lil guy back in July, actually, near Salt Lake City. They were pretty large and I think they’re some kind of orb weaver, but do you have any idea what species?
AS: it’s a Western Spotted Orbweaver, Neoscona oaxacensis which can come in a variety of colors and patterns :)
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So I ran into this lil guy back in July, actually, near Salt Lake City. They were pretty large and I think they’re some kind of orb weaver, but do you have any idea what species?

AS: it’s a Western Spotted Orbweaver, Neoscona oaxacensis which can come in a variety of colors and patterns :)

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Anonymous asked: I think i just saw a Jumping Spider but i'm not sure. It was a gray-brown color, looked kind of fluffy and had a blood orange spot on it, and couldnt have been bigger than a penny. What spider do you think it is?

sounds like a male red backed jumping spider Phidippus johnsoni

or maybe Phidippus formosus

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mister-boss asked: [heavy breathing] Nephila clavipes

[heavy breathing intensifies]

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Poecilotheria metallica, Juvenile Female
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Poecilotheria metallica, Juvenile Female

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Acanthoscurria geniculata. She’s been in my care for almost a decade now! Her name is Squirt :)
AS: what a cutie! and a great name
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Acanthoscurria geniculata. She’s been in my care for almost a decade now! Her name is Squirt :)

AS: what a cutie! and a great name

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Common Garden Spider (Parawixia Dehaani)
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Common Garden Spider (Parawixia Dehaani)

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female jumping spider (Salticidae) with her spiderlings!
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female jumping spider (Salticidae) with her spiderlings!

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hobbit-queen:

rotifers:

ceruleanpineapple:

why do so many people think spiders are evil and out to get you
look at this fucking nerd run away in an overly dramatic cartoonish way just because something touched its butt

It’s hard to tell due to the grainy image quality, but that sort of looks like a wolf spider with an abdomen covered in babies.

"AH, something touched my butt! EW!"

boop

hobbit-queen:

rotifers:

ceruleanpineapple:

why do so many people think spiders are evil and out to get you

look at this fucking nerd run away in an overly dramatic cartoonish way just because something touched its butt

It’s hard to tell due to the grainy image quality, but that sort of looks like a wolf spider with an abdomen covered in babies.

"AH, something touched my butt! EW!"

boop

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Anonymous asked: Hello! I live in Southern California and during summer i often see little cream and orange looking spiders outside around my apartment complex! They have a sort of soft appearance but aren't fuzzy, do you have any idea what they might be?

sounds like it might be a Wood Louse Spider Dysdera crocata

these are very common in southern california

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Anonymous asked: I found a spider in my house. Whenever I approach it, it immediately stops and plays dead. I caught it to put it outside but it's super cold. Will it be okay if I release it? Or should I keep it for a day or two? It's pretty small, and from what I can see, doesn't have any markings.

chances are it will die in the cold, so keep in a well ventilated jar with a stick, most spiders can do a while without eating but if you happen across small insects maybe, but yes i’d wait till it’s warmer out to release it