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Old 06-05-2019, 01:19 PM   #1
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Old 06-05-2019, 01:21 PM   #2
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Then kill it. Problem solved and I dont think even PETA would be too upset with you.
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Old 06-05-2019, 01:25 PM   #3
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Need a little clearer picture, but look like a female brown recluse
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Old 06-05-2019, 01:27 PM   #4
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I always have a hard time with Spider ID. They are usually smashed all to heck
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Old 06-05-2019, 01:37 PM   #5
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Old 06-05-2019, 01:38 PM   #6
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I wouldn't let her bite you.

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Old 06-05-2019, 01:41 PM   #7
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yep, brown recluse
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Old 06-05-2019, 01:43 PM   #8
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yep, brown recluse
I'm in for brown recluse as well.
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Old 06-05-2019, 01:47 PM   #9
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100% brown recluse
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Old 06-05-2019, 01:47 PM   #10
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No fiddle shape on its back just a good spider
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Old 06-05-2019, 01:47 PM   #11
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Wolf spider I think.
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Old 06-05-2019, 01:50 PM   #12
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Wolf spider I think.
How big is it? A recluse is generally less than an inch across. Wolf spiders get much bigger

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Old 06-05-2019, 01:52 PM   #13
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Iím with the recluse crowd


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Old 06-05-2019, 01:53 PM   #14
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If it's brown, it's a recluse. If it's black, it's a black widow. That's it. There are no other kinds. Well, except for live ones and dead ones. I like dead ones.
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Old 06-05-2019, 01:53 PM   #15
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No fiddle shape on its back just a good spider
Too easy to ID them with their fiddle-back marking. Like coral snakes with the
Red and yellow . . . Ditty.
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Old 06-05-2019, 01:53 PM   #16
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I see a fiddle all day long!
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Old 06-05-2019, 01:55 PM   #17
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Old 06-05-2019, 01:55 PM   #18
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Too easy to ID them with their fiddle-back marking. Like coral snakes with the
Red and yellow . . . Ditty.
This was a rather large spider. I wasn't sure what it was so I scooped it up and moved it away from me.
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Old 06-05-2019, 01:55 PM   #19
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recluse. plenty of them in my shop at times, learned to identify them.
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Old 06-05-2019, 01:55 PM   #20
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Close enough. Smash it!


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Old 06-05-2019, 01:55 PM   #21
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That is a Brown Recluse.
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Old 06-05-2019, 01:57 PM   #22
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This was a rather large spider. I wasn't sure what it was so I scooped it up and moved it away from me.
There is a thread on here where my ex wife got bit by one... Be very careful handling. Recovery is close to a year.
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Old 06-05-2019, 01:57 PM   #23
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This was a rather large spider. I wasn't sure what it was so I scooped it up and moved it away from me.
If it was big it wasn't a brown recluse. They're small spiders.
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Old 06-05-2019, 01:58 PM   #24
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I scooped it up and moved it away from me.
Scooped it up...
Like with your hand?

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Old 06-05-2019, 01:59 PM   #25
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https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=607687

Here ya go.... Might wait till after lunch to look at it.
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Old 06-05-2019, 02:05 PM   #26
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I would agree BR

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Old 06-05-2019, 02:06 PM   #27
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No fiddle shape on its back just a good spider
You can see the fiddle. Brown recluse no doubt.
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Old 06-05-2019, 02:06 PM   #28
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If it was big it wasn't a brown recluse. They're small spiders.
We get females bigger than quarters.
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Old 06-05-2019, 02:15 PM   #29
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The spider and web are 100% brown recluse. A relative's house was infested with them, and I saw a few fairly large ones, maybe the size of a half dollar with legs stretched out. Talk about needing to set a house on fire!
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Old 06-05-2019, 02:17 PM   #30
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ya'll excuse me...…….
I need to slam my computer, on the coffee table...….
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Old 06-05-2019, 04:37 PM   #31
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Put your hand down beside it for size comparison
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Old 06-05-2019, 04:42 PM   #32
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Brown recluse, no question.
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Old 06-05-2019, 04:47 PM   #33
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That's the deadly "Clean Yo Garage" spider. I have them.
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Old 06-05-2019, 05:07 PM   #34
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I ain't getting close enough to count its eyes..
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Old 06-05-2019, 06:03 PM   #35
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not sure which species it is, but it's not a recluse.
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Old 06-05-2019, 06:11 PM   #36
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I was certain that was a brown recluse until reading this link. Several things donít add up according to it. With that said though itís still too close. He woulda got the shoe treatment
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Old 06-05-2019, 06:16 PM   #37
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ain't no spider shortage -kill it and move along
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Old 06-05-2019, 06:59 PM   #38
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It's a Taupe Hermit spider. You can tell by the cello shape mark on the cephelothorax.


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Old 06-05-2019, 07:10 PM   #39
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It's a Taupe Hermit spider. You can tell by the cello shape mark on the cephelothorax.


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Had to google it, but I agree with this after seeing the photos. Didn’t realize their was spiders that looked that close to a BR

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Old 06-05-2019, 07:10 PM   #40
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Needs to be a dead one!!! Kill it with fire!!


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Old 06-06-2019, 12:09 AM   #41
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Old 06-06-2019, 05:44 AM   #42
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whats all the fuss about just kill it
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Old 06-06-2019, 06:20 AM   #43
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I'm gonna go against the grain and say southern house spider. They get about as misidentified as a water snake does as a cottonmouth.

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Old 06-06-2019, 07:51 AM   #44
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To me it LOOKS like a Brown Recluse so I would smash it, spray it, burn it, drown it or whatever else I quickly came up with to end it's life

I only know of 2 bad spiders, Widows and Recluses. Both get death
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Old 06-06-2019, 08:46 AM   #45
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I agree with Chance.
In my house there are only two kinds of spiders.
Dead ones, and ones about to be dead.
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Old 06-06-2019, 08:55 AM   #46
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This right here!
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Old 06-06-2019, 09:02 AM   #47
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I'll I can say is that if you take the advice of some of the posts you should then go pet it & see how that works out for you. My guess is that it won't be long before your skin starts to eat away...LOL. 100% Recluse & I would start spraying & dusting. Our attic got infested with them a few years back. I was killing 3 or more a day in the house. Dusted the attic & started spraying & within a few weeks they were gone. Don't see them much anymore.
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Old 06-06-2019, 09:05 AM   #48
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That's Linda
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Old 06-06-2019, 09:33 AM   #49
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I don't think it is a brown recluse. legs are too big in diameter. also, never seen a BR in a web.
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Old 06-06-2019, 09:51 AM   #50
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