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Curious, exactly what type of spider did my wife find in the garage, bugspray the crap out of, and then hose out the door into the alley? I have some theories, but want your expert opinions.

 

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Looks like a red jumping spider. Usually about a 1000 to a nest, they don't really jump though, they just run across the ceiling or trees and drop onto you.
 

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mmmmm does not look like a male black widow to me

http://i.livescience.com/images/i/000/000/350/original/050805_spidersilk_02.jpg?1296068787

Nor does it look like a red jumping spider

http://neveryetmelted.com/wp-images/Redback.jpg

But after a bit of looking, i think its a cobweb/comb-footed spiders family, which yes, black widows are in that family, i found a pic that looks similar, but not exactly like it

http://pestcontrolcanada.com/Questions/spider_identification.htm#Jumping_Spiders

Look under cobweb spiders, the second pic looks similar to yours i think
 

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picture not working for me... but I sometimes find the same ones in my garage.. Fairly confident that they aren't true black widows.

Speaking of spiders, I was doing some painting for a guy who has two spiders as pets:

"Rosie" the Rose-Hair Tarantula (pretty well full grown at about 5")


and

"Beast" the Goliath Spider ( About 6" across now, but will be a staggering 12" across when fully grown! )

 

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.... why the fuck did I click on this?

Hoe am I going to go sleep now?
 
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