I’ve never seen a spider like this before and wondered if you might know what the pretty little thing is. It almost had a rainbow sheen to it.
AS: that a phiddipus sp. jumping spider who is very ready to lay her egg sac! she’s huge!
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I’ve never seen a spider like this before and wondered if you might know what the pretty little thing is. It almost had a rainbow sheen to it.

AS: that a phiddipus sp. jumping spider who is very ready to lay her egg sac! she’s huge!

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Anonymous asked: What would be the best beginner tarantula?

Chilean rose hairs are considered the best beginner tarantula because they are usually (individual tarantula temperament varies from spider to spider) very docile and are also very easy to care for and hardy, they’re also very pretty and inexpensive :)

asker

Anonymous asked: Hello! I personally think spiders are very beautiful but I have such a huge fear of being close to one.. It's probably the fact that there is a large number of spiders that can hurt you.. I really want to get over my fear of them though! Do you have any suggestions for me to help me get over my fear?

Its actually quite the contrary, the vast majority of spiders are harmless, there are thousands of different kinds and only about 10 or so can hurt you let along cause death. In the americas alone there are only 3 that are possibly deadly but most of the time people report wounds as spider bites from black widows and brown recluses and it’s something else, in south america there’s the Brazilian wandering spider, so chances are when you encounter one it’s not going to hurt you, most spider bites hurt way less than a bee sting and will itch but don’t require medical attention unless you’re unfortunate enough to be allergic. For other tips see my FAQ page :)

hope that helps!

I found this one last night! I’m pretty sure it’s a black widow, but the hourglass is kind of a pumpkin color and the body itself is brown, so is it a subspecies, maybe? If not, that’ll be the first time I’ve ever seen one of these pretty fellas in person!
AS: you’re close it is a type of widow but a Brown Widow! they are brown with an oranger hourglass and barring on their legs! and it’s a female
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I found this one last night! I’m pretty sure it’s a black widow, but the hourglass is kind of a pumpkin color and the body itself is brown, so is it a subspecies, maybe? If not, that’ll be the first time I’ve ever seen one of these pretty fellas in person!

AS: you’re close it is a type of widow but a Brown Widow! they are brown with an oranger hourglass and barring on their legs! and it’s a female

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Found this beauty beside my shed this afternoon! Would love to know what exactly he/she is.
Totally in love with your blog by the way.
AS: this is an English cross spider! a type of orb weaver :) great photo and thanks!
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Found this beauty beside my shed this afternoon! Would love to know what exactly he/she is.

Totally in love with your blog by the way.

AS: this is an English cross spider! a type of orb weaver :) great photo and thanks!

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buggirl:

Female Encyosaccus sexmaculatus, Orb Weaver.  These spiders are endemic to the Amazon.  They look like cartoon characters!
Pledge a dollar to research in the Amazon here

love these guys, so neat!

buggirl:

Female Encyosaccus sexmaculatus, Orb Weaver.  These spiders are endemic to the Amazon.  They look like cartoon characters!

Pledge a dollar to research in the Amazon here

love these guys, so neat!

Brugal my green bottle chillin, Orange Juice my OBT got so big! And Princess my p. Metallica being beautiful :)

asker

Anonymous asked: So it seems like a good bet that any large/fat spider I meet is a female?

in general yeah :) 

Top of Neat Spider. :) Can you identify it? Thank You!
AS: that is a common Orb weaver or Garden spider :) 
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Top of Neat Spider. :) Can you identify it? Thank You!

AS: that is a common Orb weaver or Garden spider :) 

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Pudding molted! (my Honduran curly hair) Here she is giving herself a good cleaning :)