Common house Arachnid ID?

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  1. John Backlund

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    I see these little buggers in our basement bathroom about every other day. I know they're a common house spider, but what specifically are they? I usually just leave them be, or maybe catch them in a cup, then release them into the furnace room a yard or two away....that is if Larry the cat doesn't see it first, then it's an evidently tasty kittty treat.

    This one in there tonight might have a leg spread that would cover a quarter, not very big, but these things can run like hell when they want to. I often find them trapped in either the plastic sink or bathtub. It's strange that they can't get any grip on that material and helplessly slide back down the sides when they try to get out, you'd think they could climb on anything.
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    I dunno, John - at your house I would have expected the spiders to have death-rays and teeny-tiny rocket packs. . .;)

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    No way am I clicking on this thread.

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    I'm gonna say it's probably a male Wolf spider. Lotsa members in the Lycosidae species, so it's hard to pin down which one that is.
     
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    I've got two very similar on my kitchen window. Great natural pest (flies, etc) control.

    Happy to have them around.

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    I've never seen wolf spider indoors :eek:
     
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    Yep, those kinds of spiders are pretty common. If it just wanders and hunts, it's a relative of the Wolf Spiders. If it makes a funnel-shaped web, it's one of the Funnel-Web Spiders, or one of the Grass Spiders (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agelenopsis) that has learned to live in people's homes. Over here we have the giant variety also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_house_spider
    They're big enough you can hear their feet tapping when they walk across a sheet of paper. :eek: I actually don't mind them in the house, they keep the ants in check. :cool:
     
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    We have one of those, it lives under our basement stairs.
     
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    I killed a Black Widow by the back door today. Black Widow's and Brown Recluse spiders a killed on the spot in my house, but the others get free range(especially the jumping spiders).o_O:twisted:
     
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    I've seen a Wolf spider in the basement of our old house, they can be an impressive size. These are fairly small spiders, one with an inch or slightly more in leg spread would be large for this type...of course,my wife thinks these are HUGE, but she's severely Arachniphobic, so her size estimations can't be trusted.
     
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    I love the Big Black female Wolf Spiders that carry all the little babies on their backs that spread all over the floor if they get knocked around.:lol:
     
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    I opened my medicine cabinet one time and a mother scorpion fell out. That freaked me out. But not as much as when all the babies on it's back started scattering!
     
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    When a wolf spider gets that size, you know it's been doing a good job!
    My wife freaks if one is in the shower!
    Lights shinning in there eyes at night is scary, particularly if you are working under a car at night:eek:
     
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    At least its not Aragog and kids

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    That's not a critter eating house spider:

    This is a critter eating house spider!

    Welcome to the Huntsman, relative of the wolf spider. They don't spin webs - they run faster than most men and rush their prey. Fortunately unlike many arachnids and invertebrates here in Oz they aren't venemous and pose no threat to humans

    They can grow as big as a big man's hand. I leave them - they're known to clean mice up, and all your household nasties like cockroaches. Seeing one in your line of sight tends to freak you out. Especially on the wall next to your pillow like when I was a kid and I thought it was a shadow until it moved....

     
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    +1 common Wolf type spider.

    Jumping spider here:
    It's quite an amazing channel, 3.3M subscribers and each video rapidly gets a million views.



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    that's a wolf spider, we get the from time to time too harmless
     
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    Maybe they're still small fry.
    You reckon this is a match? It's an Arctosa rubicunda.

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    Doesn’t look anything like my common house arachnid. They’re usually flat and mushy.
     
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