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Old 21-06-2012, 11:48 AM
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We're often asked for ID on British spiders which can be fun figuring out, and sometimes helps to illustrate what inverts we have in our our areas, as opposed to those of distant lands.
So, with a view to helping here is a great site for doing exactly that:
Photo Gallery - British Arachnological Society

And, for those wanting to know what kind of a bite we can expect from our British spiders (native or otherwise), here's another great site:
UK spider bites | Natural History Museum

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Thanks Poxicator REALLY appreciate this been searching for something more detailed than uksafari just never had any luck finding anything. I think it should be a sticky, either way I've book marked the site
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Fantastic SO interesting

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superlike! cheers pete (:

when i see 'which native spid is this' threads i tend to just look at Spiders Section - UK Safari this site #1 on the google search.. some nice new spids to stare at tho when i get back from work
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Just to add to the links Pete has added, there's a few of us within the forum familiar with various UK species so people could also use this thread to upload photos to attempt ID from.
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Here's a couple of other sites I've been using apart from Uksafari:

spiders of NW Europe.
Thumbnails to identify spiders in NW_Europe

List of European spider photos (click the spiders name for pics)
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We're often asked for ID on British spiders which can be fun figuring out, and sometimes helps to illustrate what inverts we have in our our areas, as opposed to those of distant lands.
So, with a view to helping here is a great site for doing exactly that:
Photo Gallery - British Arachnological Society

And, for those wanting to know what kind of a bite we can expect from our British spiders (native or otherwise), here's another great site:
UK spider bites | Natural History Museum

worthy of a sticky?
Great info
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that eurospiders.com is brilliant; thank you.
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1 MM g rosea/porteri; 1 SA b albopilosum;
1 SA e campestratus, 2 juvie g pulchripes; 1 juvie b albiceps; 1 juvie b boehmei (possibly). You know, the boring Ts. fish. hamster; dwarf hamster which is smaller than at least one of the spiders ; mouse which is smaller than that, 2 x Bombina orientalis, which are no longer the smallest of the lot.

aaaaannnndddd two dumbo rats and a rabbit. {sobs} where will this END?
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great idea for a thread, pete.
i get stuck on enough of the bloody natives lol
and it should clear up a lot of fears that Steatoda sp. are evil killers
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Hmm had no idea Stone spiders could bite,I have been finding dozens of them in my room over the last few weeks.Never even seen one before until recently.
Ive actually been keeping the largest one I found for the last two or so weeks.
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