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I always heard the same thing.....its a daddy long legs for what its worth.............

Harvesters do not possess venom glands. Some people call cellar spiders daddy long legs, but we grew up calling these harvesters daddy long legs. Cellar spiders are the ones with fangs too short to bite well. Not sure how strong cellar spider venom is.
 

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me too, I hate mowing.
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Harvesters do not possess venom glands. Some people call cellar spiders daddy long legs, but we grew up calling these harvesters daddy long legs. Cellar spiders are the ones with fangs too short to bite well. Not sure how strong cellar spider venom is.
Do you have brown recluse there?

I had only heard of them while living in Maine from a woman who had once been bitten.

When I moved to Ar, the house I moved into had dozens of BR carcasses. They THRIVE here and yet, it seems relatively rare to hear of a victim. Thankfully I dont stress about that kind of stuff cause it was very unnerving at first considering the numbers I was seeing and the damage they do.
 
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Do you have brown recluse there?

I had only heard of them while living in Maine from a woman who had once been bitten.

When I moved to Ar, the house I moved into had dozens of BR carcasses. They THRIVE here and yet, it seems relatively rare to hear of a victim. Thankfully I dont stress about that kind of stuff cause it was very unnerving at first considering the numbers I was seeing and the damage they do.
Brown recluse are exceedingly rare here. We are not in their normal range but sometimes they hitch a ride on something.

The main bad biters here are green house spiders and similar wandering spiders, and crab spiders. I thought I was seeing some hobo spiders once but turns out they were just really big grass spiders.

Most spiders around here are pretty much harmless. Lots of jumping spiders, cellar spiders, orb weavers and grass spiders.
 

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We have the crab spiders here, they live in my greenhouses. I dont think they make much of a web, they use their long front legs to get their food. They stand on the top of the plants and wait for something to come by, then kill it and eat it. I find em sometimes under a plant latched onto a dead fly or caterpillar, sucking the food (guts) out of em. If they couldnt hunt, they wouldnt still be around.

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Brown recluse are exceedingly rare here. We are not in their normal range but sometimes they hitch a ride on something.

The main bad biters here are green house spiders and similar wandering spiders, and crab spiders. I thought I was seeing some hobo spiders once but turns out they were just really big grass spiders.

Most spiders around here are pretty much harmless. Lots of jumping spiders, cellar spiders, orb weavers and grass spiders.
Are you familiar with the huntsman spider?

Black widows are a fairly common sight here. Very striking.
 

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I have seen the widows here, but instead of a red cross they sometimes have a yellow one. They are good sized spider, easy to manage when found.
 

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Are you familiar with the huntsman spider?

Black widows are a fairly common sight here. Very striking.
I am only because I have seen people talk about them. As far as I know we don't get those around here, nor widows.

Largest spiders we get are fishing spiders. Those are awesome. Similar to wolf spiders but with vivid markings.
 

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I am only because I have seen people talk about them. As far as I know we don't get those around here, nor widows.

Largest spiders we get are fishing spiders. Those are awesome. Similar to wolf spiders but with vivid markings.
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Photo, and story. I was walking along a river and I picked up a piece of limestone so I could look at the under side of it to see if it had any fossils and instead I found this guy hanging out on the other side of it. I almost fell over. I would guess the leg span was about 3.5"
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Photo, and story. I was walking along a river and I picked up a piece of limestone so I could look at the under side of it to see if it had any fossils and instead I found this guy hanging out on the other side of it. I almost fell over. I would guess the leg span was about 3.5"
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WOW what ornate markings !
 

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Photo, and story. I was walking along a river and I picked up a piece of limestone so I could look at the under side of it to see if it had any fossils and instead I found this guy hanging out on the other side of it. I almost fell over. I would guess the leg span was about 3.5"
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wolf spider?
 

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I picked up a piece of limestone
Grew up in Idaho desert country. As a teenager I could flip over a rock and a couple of scorpions would run out — sometimes directly towards my foot. If no scorpions there would probably be a black widow spider instead. They didn't move. I just squished em.

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Lightning bugs last night. All were several seconds random exposures to get their trails.
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Monarch butterfly
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Grew up in Idaho desert country. As a teenager I could flip over a rock and a couple of scorpions would run out — sometimes directly towards my foot. If no scorpions there would probably be a black widow spider instead. They didn't move. I just squished em.

BF
I got "assaulted" by one, unknown specie, on Wed & could not walk on Sat. It was a venomous little bastard !
Checked into emergency 12:07 am 4th of July, with bizarre pain. I am just now getting to be able to move my toes.
I was diagnosed with "cellulitis"
This is one of the worst pains I have ever experienced !!!! Sensitive beyond comprehension.
We are living in our RV, it is 6 feet from our bed to the "john". It takes me a full minute to hobble from bed to john.
:make happy: :shit happens:
Mrs. T took a pic in the hospital.
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I got "assaulted" by one, unknown specie, on Wed & could not walk on Sat. It was a venomous little bastard !
Checked into emergency 12:07 am 4th of July, with bizarre pain. I am just now getting to be able to move my toes.
I was diagnosed with "cellulitis"
This is one of the worst pains I have ever experienced !!!! Sensitive beyond comprehension.
We are living in our RV, it is 6 feet from our bed to the "john". It takes me a full minute to hobble from bed to john.
:make happy: :shit happens:
Mrs. T took a pic in the hospital.
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Dang! That sucks. Get well soon. Some kind of spider?
 

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Dang! That sucks. Get well soon. Some kind of spider?
I think so, but I did not see the culprit !
We have a tent behind the RV for storage & cooking & there are a lot of spiders in it.
I have killed many.
Think this could be "spider revenge" ? :don't    know2::rotf::rotf::rotf:
 

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I think so, but I did not see the culprit !
We have a tent behind the RV for storage & cooking & there are a lot of spiders in it.
I have killed many.
Think this could be "spider revenge" ? :don't    know2::rotf::rotf::rotf:

No idea. At this point nature better throw you some bones even if you had it coming. lol

Here is a pic of a friendlier bug, with prey. A damselfly.

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Here is one of my better clover patches. Pollinators around here should be real happy.

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The colors are very vivid around here. I often leave the house and get jaw dropped.
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Feels great. It is good to know how we can and should be part of nature.
Started talking with the frogs that arrived with the generation of the vernal pool. Tonight while watering the garden one was making a really cute cry akin to a calf. It didnt last long and went back to the phone rings as I now call it.

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Started talking with the frogs that arrived with the generation of the vernal pool. Tonight while watering the garden one was making a really cute cry akin to a calf. It didnt last long and went back to the phone rings as I now call it.
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Mine sound more like a bass singer (Scotty McCreery) with a cold. There about the size of a goose egg & sound like they are as big as a watermelon.
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Content blocked in the US due to copyright, just so you know.

A Daddy Long Legs is not very poisonous for humans.

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Brown thrasher? Just my wild first guess that probably is not correct.
 

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I got to play store brand Ericthecat today...


I like the contrast with the shadow. The guy moved in a interesting way. I have no clue on ID

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One of my clients flower pots and one of the succulent displays
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