Anonymous asked: What would a brown wandering spider look like in Maine? Also a brown recluse is the same as the wandering spider right?
no brown recluses and wander spiders are very different and are found in completely different parts of the world. There are no brown recluses in Maine they are located more in the southeast and west parts of the country and only as north as about Kentucky. Wandering spiders, especially the Brazilian wandering spider are found in south america and are dramatically larger and have a very different temperament. Brown recluses are perfectly named because they are very reclusive, and like to be left alone and only about 1 in 80 reported brown recluse bites are actually spider bites at all. Where as the Brazilian wandering spider and it’s relatives are more aggressive, meaning they will stand their ground instead of running away like more other spider species they also happen to have a pretty nasty bite for people and humans are moving in on their habitat so theirs more contacts with them. Hope that clears things up!
Anonymous asked: #2 I'm trying to learn more about spiders and I do find them fascinating and some like jumping spiders even cute, but the thought of having a giant house spider at home is still freaking me out. Do you have any cute pics or cool facts about them? :)
here’s a pretty cute picture of one
look at it’s little eye cluster! :)
and a cool fact is they will eat unwelcome pest insects!
Anonymous asked: I just wanted to ask if you've seen the recent spider video from list25 on YouTube, "25 Adorable Spiders Who Are Not As Scary As You Think". I only just started following your blog and it seemed right up your alley.
why you mean this video! yes i do like that one a lot, loads of neat spiders!
I found this precious thing in the garage but I don’t know what type it is! It has reddish legs with black feet. Sorry for the poor quality!
AS: thats a Brod-faced Sac spider!
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