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How can I identify a spider?
« on: 25/08/2009 15:27:47 »
Does anyone know what kind of spider is two-tone brown with striped legs and a body that looks like it has boobs on the back end?  The body is about 1/2 inch, with legs about the same length.  It lives in southern Alberta, Canada.  When I get my camera fixed I can post a picture.


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Re: How can I identify a spider?
« Reply #1 on: 25/08/2009 15:42:41 »
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Ask What’s That Bug?

Do you have a bug you need identified? Do you want to submit an interesting photo of a bug? The more information you can give us, the better your chances of getting your bug identified. Season? Geographic location? Picture(s) should be as clear and well lit as possible.
We generally cannot identify a bug without a photo!
http://www.whatsthatbug.com/ask-whats-that-bug/
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Re: How can I identify a spider?
« Reply #2 on: 25/08/2009 20:19:00 »
Is it this one?
 

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Re: How can I identify a spider?
« Reply #3 on: 26/08/2009 10:11:37 »
Or perhaps this Cat-Face spider:
 

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Re: How can I identify a spider?
« Reply #4 on: 26/08/2009 14:24:55 »
Thanks R,N &D,

It's the Cat-Face Spider.  They make huge, beautiful webs.  We have two living over our door under the light.  Do you know how toxic their venom is?  I love spiders, but my body reacts badly to bites, so I will relocate them if their venom is strong. 
 

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Re: How can I identify a spider?
« Reply #5 on: 26/08/2009 14:42:01 »
It is an orb spider, so the web will be large and very well made. They tend to make webs near homes in positions where there are shafts of light. The light attracts nocturnal insects which get trapped in the web. A clever spider, using our lights as a means to attract its prey into it's web. It does mean there are very frequent encounters twixt us and them, not nice if you don't like arachnids (like me) but it is completely harmless.
 

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Re: How can I identify a spider?
« Reply #6 on: 04/09/2009 09:40:33 »
Oh well, I like Barneys pics, but still: What Will the new Spider-Man look like? I mean, first of all the red/blue suite they use will have to look more like it was in SM2, than in SM1, because in that image he looks pretty dumb, but when the look is more like from SM2, it should work. I wonder what the costume-guys have come up with.

What program do you guys/few women use? You use free programs or the ones you have to pay of?
I think you are posting in the wrong forum or thread.... Perhaps you might check what this thread is about?
 

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