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10-25-2009 10:36 PM  8 years agoPost 1
flyride

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My 8 year old boy caught him up the street from our house and has had him as a pet for a few months but he died today. I dont care for spiders that much but my boy is fascinated by all insects so I let him keep them if he wants. Maybe he will study them someday for a living.

and the blonde said "RECTUM, Hell damn near killed em!!"

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10-25-2009 10:46 PM  8 years agoPost 2
Mr.Green

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Sorry for your loss. I'm glad you live in Salt Lake and not Kaysville! If I had one of those around my house I would have to move

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10-25-2009 10:46 PM  8 years agoPost 3
GyroFreak

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Looks like the Wolf spiders we have here in Florida. They don't make webs, they track and catch they're prey. If I find them in my house they are welcome as they keep all other pests away. My grandchildren are afraid of them but we are working on that. Those things can run lickity split fast.
Wave at them and they run and hide.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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10-25-2009 10:47 PM  8 years agoPost 4
flyride

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How could I preserve it in plastis or something. I have seen insects in the plastic sphere and things like that. Can I buy a kit or something?

and the blonde said "RECTUM, Hell damn near killed em!!"

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10-26-2009 12:23 AM  8 years agoPost 5
flyride

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Mr.Green my inlaws live in kaysville and just sent us home with one the other day, only it was about half that size.

and the blonde said "RECTUM, Hell damn near killed em!!"

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10-26-2009 12:40 AM  8 years agoPost 6
Mark C

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You haven't buried it or froze it yet have you? Don't touch it for awhile.

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10-26-2009 12:44 AM  8 years agoPost 7
Mark C

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If you have never seen their molting behavior they certainly play dead for awhile. The can even flip over on their backs and remain motionless for some time.

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10-26-2009 12:56 AM  8 years agoPost 8
rmschmidt

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Wow, what kind is it?

I had this as a pet for about 30sec before he was sprayed by carb cleaner! Still not sure what type it was, anyone know?

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10-26-2009 01:05 AM  8 years agoPost 9
helicrack

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you can get an acrylic kit to put him in. Hardware or hobby lobby should have it. Two part resin and hardner if I'm not mistaken. Just like stated above, make sure he's really dead. If I remember corectly from biology class, when a spider is really dead,it's legs fold completely in. Something about the blood pressure helps keep the legs extended while alive. Typing this from an I Touch and don't know exactly how to google and post the link, but somebody here knows if im worng,lying,or both.

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10-26-2009 01:27 AM  8 years agoPost 10
Sonic88

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Man if I saw that thing I would freak. Do not like spiders AT ALL. If what they say is true he don't look dead. His legs are still straight. Might be molting. I would keep a CLOSE eye on that bugger. He may just pop to life with fresh clothes.

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10-26-2009 05:38 AM  8 years agoPost 11
midwestpilot

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I was going to suggest molting as well

tarantula's will molt leaving there legs and belly behind... it may not be dead!

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10-26-2009 06:31 AM  8 years agoPost 12
flyride

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Ya I have wondered if it was molting, He was curled up alot more but I spread him out so that as he hardened he would be big and spread out but his body is still plyable so we will see. But just in case he comes back to life he is in a container.

and the blonde said "RECTUM, Hell damn near killed em!!"

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10-26-2009 08:45 AM  8 years agoPost 13
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edited, already said!

"Vini, Vidi, Velcro"

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10-26-2009 02:24 PM  8 years agoPost 14
GyroFreak

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not sure what type it was, anyone know?
It is a common wolf spider. They run down bugs and roaches. Don't kill them, they will not harm you. Wave at them and they will run. They don't spin a web so they move around a lot on floors and walls.
tracking they're prey.
They are welcome in my house.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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10-26-2009 06:41 PM  8 years agoPost 15
rmschmidt

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Not sure that it would not harm me, as it looked like it wanted to bite my toe off and if it would have been inside on a wall, It would have been a heart attack! LOL Spiders scare the P out of me!

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10-26-2009 07:15 PM  8 years agoPost 16
keithstric

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they will not harm you
Does that include making you hurt yourself trying to get away from the d#$% thing

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10-26-2009 08:18 PM  8 years agoPost 17
GyroFreak

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Well, I will add that the wolf spider will raise up sometimes holding it's front legs up like an attack and it does look intimidating, but if that doesn't work they scat really fast. I have never had one that didn't run when I got close. Although some that I had as house guest/pets would let me get pretty close before they ran. And yes, they do get very big.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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10-26-2009 08:29 PM  8 years agoPost 18
helibill

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Are you guys saying that you would actually allowl these beastly spiders to run around in your house and not kill them? What if you were sleeping and it tip toed across your face?!

What if it crawled in your child's mouth and blocked his airway...

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10-26-2009 08:32 PM  8 years agoPost 19
GyroFreak

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Yes, I will not allow anyone to kill a wolf spider in my house. They are excellent roach exterminators. They are clean and don't spin webs.
I do not recommend you try to pick one up, they will try they're best to run, but they can bite if provoked enough.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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10-26-2009 08:41 PM  8 years agoPost 20
GyroFreak

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Here in Florida we also have banana spider (because of the shape of they're body) and they can reach 6 inches leg spread. But they are outdoor only and spin huge webs as much as 8 feet across. Walking into one of they're webs is truly scary, it is very strong and you know you have been had. But as scary as they look I have never known anyone to be bitten. The sting (or bite) is not lethal and is very rare according to what I have read.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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