Ok... what's going on with these spiders?

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  1. John Backlund

    John Backlund Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    I posted a photo a couple days ago of a spider I found in one of our bathtubs before I captured it and released it outside.

    Tonight, I had another, smaller spider in the same bathtub, so wrangled it into a glass, then let it go elsewhere.

    I didn't mention it at the time, but the first spider was missing one leg, thus it was a seven-legged spider, and assumed that it perhaps had lost it in a brew-ha-ha with another 'cootie' at one time...
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    Then I noticed that tonight's spider was also missing a leg, and on the same side as the previous spider did...
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    Soooooooo....what's going on here with this?

    Is it possibly an oddball mutation that is producing seven-legged spiders?

    Or is it simply a very strange coincidence that both spiders lost the same leg on the same side of their bodies through other means???

    It's definitely not the same spider, as it's smaller, and I released the first one outdoors just a couple days ago.

    Call me 'perplexed' on this one.
     
  2. mexicanyella

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    I’d call the seven-legged thing a coincidence. But those look kind of like brown recluse spiders to me. Not sure about that...the sort of violin shape on top is less distinct than the ones we see here (and maybe other spiders have a pattern like that too) and the abdomen on yours look kind of mottled whereas brown recluses here are more of a hairless gray brown back there.

    But the size and proportions look similar. To be safe, until you can get more expert ID on them, don’t taunt them or carry them around in your clothing. Necrotic wounds from brown recluse bites are no joke, and hospital stays on IV antibiotics aren’t either.
     
  3. Torren61

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    When I catch them, I pull off one leg so I can identify the ones I've already caught. The top one is Bob and the bottom one is Tricia.
     
  4. Ebidis

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    Those are not brown recluse spiders.
     
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    the thing about spiders is i respect them and I too release them out side , but every indoor female spider =200 babies if they hatch , those look like the wolf spiders we have here , and very close to brown recluse spiders from florida

    Brown recluse
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    wolf
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    We have a lot of wolf spiders here in Iowa. They burrow into the ground and set a web trap on the surface. I go around to where the web is and spray poison on it. They come into the house when it gets cold.

    They get big and kinda look like tarantulas.
     
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    Yeah...the top photo @24 track posted is what I was thinking of. Sorry...carry on.
     
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    Prolly from Mars.
     
  9. chet again

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    I got bit by a spider when I was in the Army. We were down south on field marches in the woods and swamps. I got bit in the hamstring area of my right leg and the whole area around the bite had flesh rotting away. It didn't hurt at all but I was starting to worry.

    So I wouldn't mess with spiders.
     
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  11. Mike Eskimo

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    “I go around to where the web is and spray poison on it”.

    Do you get the function of spiders ?

    “Kinda look like tarantulas...”:rolleyes:


    Nature and man ...
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    I do, and I hate them. I hate all bugs. It's a phobia.

    Also, because all species of arachnids and insects outnumber humans by a million to one, I don't think they are in danger of being eradicated any time soon.
     
  13. rangercaster

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    If they eat insects OK ...

    Not a bother to me ...
     
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    "They" say, wherever you are there is a spider within three feet of you. :confused: You're weloome.
     
  15. John Backlund

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    They're both common house spiders, quite harmless...'Tegenaria Domestica'
     
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    I'll go out tomorrow morning and spray a few in your honor. :D
     
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    House spiders are called that because they live in houses. If you put them outside they will come back in.

    Move them to another part of the house. They will eat bugs and sing you to sleep at night.
     
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    Spiders are our friends and gatekeepers against insects that would harm us. Stephen King movies aside, spiders don't predate us.
     
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    The missing leg mutation is from radiation.
    They got wind of another rover mission and are gathering to protest our pending invasion.
     
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    I don’t think it’s a wolf spider. He didn’t mention hearing tiny howls at night.
     
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