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    Default BIG F'N SPIDER! Do NOT look if spiders freak you out!



    OMG! Gives me the crawlies.

    My friend lives in New Orleans and she sent me this picture. This beast was on her front porch!!! She said it was about the size of a post-it note square. Anyone know what kind it is?

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    That is one big motherfuckin' brown recluse.

    I think...
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    Yep. Brown Recluse...NASTY motherfuckers. I'll kill those bastards in a HEARTBEAT. They don't have poison glands but thet carry a FLESH-EATING bacteria that'll eat completely through (in about two weeks if left untreated) whatever body part they bite...
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    Heh. I'll never forget cleaning out my father's mini-dump on the ranch, after he'd passed. Big old pile of rotted wood and old copper pipe and assorted automobile parts, moldy compost and the like. Cleared a hefty piece of damp plywood in the middle, boom, a big nest of creepers beneath, a few dozen black widows on the one side, several brown recluses on the other, webs everywhere, most of the brown suckers the size of a fifty cent piece.

    Suffice it to say, soon afterward was the one and only time I have actually prepared and used a Molotov cocktail.

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    I guess that picture was taken with a 20x-optical zoom lens. That would've been the only way I could have done that photo

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    It's not a brown recluse.



    That's a brown recluse. The one she saw was hairy with a V on it's back, not a violin shape. Or are there various kinds?

    I told her she'd have to drive over it with a car to kill it!
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    I thought it was a South American Square Post It Noter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistere
    I thought it was a South American Square Post It Noter.
    South American Hairy Bastard Square Post-It
    "Hey, thanks for the bracelet! Was that one for me?" - Michael Anthony to me in the Golden Ring in Grand Rapids, MI July 9, 2004
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    Quote Originally Posted by vh_chick
    It's not a brown recluse.



    That's a brown recluse. The one she saw was hairy with a V on it's back, not a violin shape. Or are there various kinds?

    I told her she'd have to drive over it with a car to kill it!

    No, I'm pretty sure it's a brown recluse, it's just a hairy scary one. I've seen exactly the same markings and stubble on our local versions out here.

    But I could be wrong. Heck, I can always be wrong. Wrong is my specialty. Except when it comes to VH III.

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    It's underrated, from what I hear.
    "Hey, thanks for the bracelet! Was that one for me?" - Michael Anthony to me in the Golden Ring in Grand Rapids, MI July 9, 2004
    July 9, 2004 - Mike pressed a guitar pick into my hand!
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    Adult brown recluse spiders have a leg span about the size of a quarter.

    This thing was MUCH bigger. I'm still not convinced it's a brown recluse, but I sure can't find a picture of what this thing is.

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    Although the brown recluse does not live in California, we do have four species of native recluse spiders. The most common Californian recluse spider is the desert recluse, L. deserta. It is found mostly in the Sonoran and Mojave deserts, in the foothills of the lower San Joaquin Valley, and in adjacent areas of Mexico, all of which are sparsely populated by humans. In older literature, this spider was referred to as L. unicolor. There are additional species (L. russelli, L. palma, L. martha) but they are so uncommon that they are of scientific interest only.

    http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7468.html

    Uniformly colored legs and uniformly colored abdomen

    If there is more than one color on the legs, or if the legs are brown or darker, it is NOT a recluse.

    http://spiders.ucr.edu/recluseid.html

    OK, so it's not a recluse, then. What the fark is it???
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    LOL, well, around these parts, honey darlin', we's call dem brown recluses. They burrow, and when they bite ya, it sucks big time.

    If they're not Brownus Reclusiveness Latin proper, then I stand corrected. I can only reference my local vernacular.

    The pic you initially posted, looks identical to the suckers I burned in Dad's junkpile, only a bit bigger.

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    I'm not trying to prove anyone wrong, I just want to know if my friend should be more concerned than she already is!

    Shari
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    Quote Originally Posted by vh_chick
    I'm not trying to prove anyone wrong, I just want to know if my friend should be more concerned than she already is!

    Shari
    Well, sure looks like the BR's we have in this part of the world to me! And, yes, she SHOULD be concerned...
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    Worked for me anyway. I still have colleagues asking me what it is like to fuck a green womanoid with seventeen breasts.
    Alternatively just walk in and inform everyone that alcoholism is indeed a disease and that they should be less judgemental and perhaps a little more supportive."
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