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Old 18-09-2010, 10:52 PM
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sorry if its a daft question but ive never ever seen a spider this big before... and this one was lounging around my kitchen! it was at least double the size of a 50p! and does anyone know why spiders seem to be so bloody big at the moment?
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Old 18-09-2010, 10:54 PM
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looks like a common male house spider on the prowl for a female

p.s clean the cobwebs >.<
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Old 18-09-2010, 10:54 PM
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hmm i have a few looking like that in my conservatory, not that big though, great for catching the flies too, the bigger the better
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Old 18-09-2010, 10:57 PM
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lol the cobwebs got cleaned whilst the spider got the dust pan and brush treatment!!! i swear the bugger was staring at me!
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Old 18-09-2010, 10:58 PM
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sorry if its a daft question but ive never ever seen a spider this big before... and this one was lounging around my kitchen! it was at least double the size of a 50p! and does anyone know why spiders seem to be so bloody big at the moment?
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'tis a big house spid... S.ter,,,,??? someone will come along with the correct scientific name I am sure!
You should visit my bathroom.. since having a big cricket escape my bathroom is now like a social club for spiders
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Old 18-09-2010, 11:00 PM
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I got a few huge spids in the spare room and a wolf spider in the bedroom, got quite attached to him LOL
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Old 18-09-2010, 11:07 PM
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Probably just a giant house spider (tegenaria gigantea). At this time of the year you tend to see lots of them as the males start wandering around everywhere in search of a female.
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Old 18-09-2010, 11:08 PM
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I got a few huge spids in the spare room and a wolf spider in the bedroom, got quite attached to him LOL
lol, know what you are saying... I have a family of cellar spiders (you know the skinny looking things that gyrate when you touch them!) They are all looking a little porky now thanks to the surprise cricket breeding programme that has taken place in my bathroom without my consent lolol
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Old 18-09-2010, 11:13 PM
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Probably just a giant house spider (tegenaria gigantea). At this time of the year you tend to see lots of them as the males start wandering around everywhere in search of a female.
Damn it I always get beaten to it. 'tis a big male Tegenaria gigantia apparently a while back it got classified as Tegenaria domestica but I think it has been re-classified as the former. These were the first arachnids I ever bred. They make the most amazing sheet-web/labyrinth contraptions the size of the whole tank, amazing. Many a day I was like a zombie in school from sitting up half the night watching the male drumming his palps and dipping his abdomen on her web. Jesus no wonder everyone thought I was weird, good times
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hmm i have a few looking like that in my conservatory, not that big though, great for catching the flies too, the bigger the better
we use to have big ones in our conservatory. i use to feed them crickets and the odd locust
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