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Anyone here good with spider ID's at all? I found this guy crawling around my office today (not in a viv!), figured it's some sort of wolf spider. He's small, a little smaller than a quarter I'd say.



 

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Based on body shape I'd guess wolf spider. It doesn't look like other common venomous spiders I know.

I don't kill wolf spiders in my home. I leave them to keep any potentially harmful ones out---but I put thyme and rosemary oil spray around my tank bases to keep spiders and argentina (sugar) ants away.
 

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Burn down your office, it is the only way to stop them!
Haha if only! Then I'd have more vacation :)

Based on body shape I'd guess wolf spider. It doesn't look like other common venomous spiders I know.

I don't kill wolf spiders in my home. I leave them to keep any potentially harmful ones out---but I put thyme and rosemary oil spray around my tank bases to keep spiders and argentina (sugar) ants away.
That's a good idea, I had no idea that that would work. I have seen some ants crawling around my place this spring, and one made it's way into the viv before I killed it. It's been 3 days after I bought ant traps and I haven't seen another yet!

We don't have too many dangerous spiders to worry about in my neck of the woods, so I try not to kill any. I have noticed a jumping spider recently has been hanging around my fruit fly cultures.

Yes, I would say that's definatly some type of wolf spider.
Nice shots! ;)
Thanks! I'd like to get a better shot of it's face, but I couldn't get it to sit still for long!
 

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We love the jumping spiders in my house. My toddler is seen picking them up so they can hop up his arms. They do not try to bite, either.

We have a couple of baby jumping spiders that are playing 'tag team' at the windowsill where argentine ants have been entering. They are out of luck b/c the ants have stopped coming in for now, plus we had to spray Eco IC² outdoors b/c of some acrobat ants coming inside. :(
 

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We love the jumping spiders in my house. My toddler is seen picking them up so they can hop up his arms. They do not try to bite, either.

We have a couple of baby jumping spiders that are playing 'tag team' at the windowsill where argentine ants have been entering. They are out of luck b/c the ants have stopped coming in for now, plus we had to spray Eco IC² outdoors b/c of some acrobat ants coming inside. :(

I can tell you from personal experience that the larger jumping spiders can bite quite well....
 

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haha, did you squeeze or pick up the spider, or did you trick it into climbing onto you?
The ones we find inside are under a pencil-eraser size.
I tricked it into walking on me.. It got panicked when I went to shoo it off and tagged me..
 
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