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What the hell kind of spider is this?? (WARNING POST WILL CONTAIN PICTURES OF A SPIDER)

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So this spider I found out behind my house in a wood box. I cannot get a clear shot of his belly or his back. his web is sloppy, shiny, and strong. He loves to hang upside down. At first I thought he was a male brown widow, but he isn't very shiny, his body does't really resemble the body of a widow spider, and he has some HUGE ass legs, he is a very pretty spider. Then I thought  brown recluse, so I tried to get a picture of his back, nearly impossible unless I wanted to lay in his web and risk getting bite, then I thought he doesn't really look like a brown recluse either, his legs are too damn long to be a recluse, he is clearly not a daddy long leg, or a speed racer demon spider or whatever the f they are called......so can you help me identify this spider?

by on Jul. 7, 2012 at 2:07 AM
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mz_orange
by on Jul. 7, 2012 at 2:17 AM
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Exactly what i thought

Quoting alabamahapywife:

it looks like a cellar spider. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pholcidae

http://www.uky.edu/Ag/CritterFiles/casefile/spiders/cellar/cellar.htm


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mattiehatter
by Mary on Jul. 7, 2012 at 2:18 AM

Um no darlin. Above is a brown recluse. 

Quoting MommyViaDavis:

Could be a daddy LL. It kinda looks like a brown recluse. Eep


chichiwvu
by on Jul. 7, 2012 at 2:18 AM

yup.. i just found an article

Quoting mz_orange:

Atleast I think so

Quoting mz_orange:

Cellar spider. They are mistaken for daddy longlegs


chichiwvu
by on Jul. 7, 2012 at 2:20 AM

oh definitely not. Wolf spiders are "fat" bodied.

Quoting faeriemom1972:

Quoting chichiwvu:

definitely not a daddy long legs. no clue, which means it's probably not poisonous, (I try to note the poisonous ones, black widow, wolf, etc.. lol)



It looks exactly like an image of a daddy long legs that I Googled. Wolf spiders are really creepy looking, that is not a wolf spider.


melissa632
by Platinum Member on Jul. 7, 2012 at 2:21 AM
Looks like daddy long legs. I get them on my porch & in my bathroom. Currently, my house is being inundated by wolf spiders. Those suckers are fast & I can't sleep right now because I know there's one running around my house right now. He was too fast & now I can't find him :/
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shortycmlb
by Gold Member on Jul. 7, 2012 at 2:21 AM

Da fuck if I know.

Here I was expecting a big fat spider but nooooo. 

Looks like a daddy long legs to me.

chichiwvu
by on Jul. 7, 2012 at 2:22 AM

http://www.lonestarnorth.com/Pics%20Mike/NATURE/animal/insects/spiders/spider%20long%20leg%20cu%20web.jpg

This is what I think of when I hear Daddy long legs. They frequently lose legs and just have a tiny little red middle.

Quoting DanaG70:

 Nope, never seen one with a red body.

Quoting allycally:

I thought they had red bodies

Quoting DanaG70:

 Daddy long leg. Harmless.

 


faeriemom1972
by Ruby Member on Jul. 7, 2012 at 2:23 AM
Quoting chichiwvu:



I don't have a fear of spiders, but just looking at pictures of wolf spiders gives me the willies, lol.
MommyViaDavis
by on Jul. 7, 2012 at 2:23 AM
Oh, I was wrong! That looks absolutely terrifying. Yuck.


Quoting mattiehatter:

Um no darlin. Above is a brown recluse. 


Quoting MommyViaDavis:

Could be a daddy LL. It kinda looks like a brown recluse. Eep



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SaturnsMom
by Bronze Member on Jul. 7, 2012 at 2:24 AM
Quoting chichiwvu:

definitely not a daddy long legs. no clue, which means it's probably not poisonous, (I try to note the poisonous ones, black widow, wolf, etc.. lol)




Omg all spiders are poisonous.
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