Pests and Diseases forum: Hiding spider

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 11, 2013 1:37 PM CST
Just had to share this with all of you. I don't know what kind of spider it is, but this is wonderful.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLw-9dpHtcU
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OldGardener
Sep 11, 2013 7:18 PM CST

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Hilarious!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 11, 2013 8:03 PM CST
I've lost track of how many times I've watched it. It evidently is a pet spider. Sicarius terrosus, or Six Eyed Assassin Spider.
I found it very interesting and amusing Green Grin! .
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 13, 2013 10:34 AM CST
After I got over being creeped out, it did make me laugh! Green Grin! I can't imagine liking spiders so much that I'd want one for a pet.

We've got lots of spiders around lately. I was out on the back porch one day last week and outside the screen room up on the eave beneath the porch roof I saw what I figured was probably a spider egg sack ... kind of forgot about it until a couple of days ago when I noticed these; there were so many I couldn't get them all in the frame.

Spider Babies .................................. and Adult (Mama or Daddy?)
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And, I was out taking a photo of a butterfly a few minutes ago and jumped again when I saw the big Spider that's been living in the Plumbago shrub for a few weeks.

Black & Yellow Garden Spider:
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Sep 13, 2013 10:55 AM CST
We have one of those black and yellow garden spiders on our front porch. It's not going to like it when I water the pots today, It's using the brick and a pot leaves to hold up its web.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 13, 2013 11:47 AM CST
Nope, I don't think it's not going to be a happy spider. Smiling
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 13, 2013 2:16 PM CST
I had one of the black and yellow garden spiders last year in one of the semp beds. Not sure where he/she went to this year? I also have Trap Door spiders in the beds. They look like small versions of tarantulas.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 13, 2013 2:53 PM CST
I've never heard of Trap Door Spiders, had to google! Crying They do look scary! https://www.google.com/search?q=Trap+Door+Spider&tbm=isch&tb...
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Sep 13, 2013 3:13 PM CST
They actually are quite docile and not threatening at all. I always move them to a safe place when I am digging a bed. They are very good to have around.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Sep 17, 2013 11:53 PM CST
I just looked at all the pics in that link. I hope I don't have nightmares tonight! Crying Blinking

The black and yellow garden spider that was on our front porch left, because in order to save a harvestman ('daddy longlegs'), I moved the web to help him out so he wouldn't be a meal and after awhile the garden spider left. He gets to live another day! Hurray! nodding

I have a kinship with the harvestmen. Hilarious! Thumbs up
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