Can you name this spider?

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Can you name this spider?

Postby fishlips » Jun Thu 04, 2015 4:51 pm

I found this huge spider on the woodpile today,our Audubon N American Insects Book doesn't seem to have a pic that looks like this,its right at 4 inchs across.These were the best pics I could take.I was getting wood out for a big camp fire tonight,sure glad this ol boy didn't run up my arm at night getting more wood,after a few cocktails you probably would have heard me yell from here,lol.Biggest spider I ever seen around here.
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Re: Can you name this spider?

Postby bubbagill » Jun Thu 04, 2015 5:35 pm

Looks like the wholyfriggincrapaae breed to me lol. Not much on spiders tho so not to sure. Big ole thing.
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Re: Can you name this spider?

Postby grandtheftlunchbox » Jun Thu 04, 2015 10:24 pm

I'm thinking it's a Dark Fishing Spider.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolomedes_tenebrosus

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Re: Can you name this spider?

Postby BluegillBully » Jun Thu 04, 2015 10:35 pm

Not certain, Im no arachnid expert. But it kind of looks like a type of Garden Orb Weaver possibly a Furrow Spider ? Maybe ?

scroll down this page and look at all the pics

http://www.spiderzrule.com/furrow.htm

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Re: Can you name this spider?

Postby BluegillBully » Jun Thu 04, 2015 10:39 pm

after further review.. its gotta be a Fishing spider. heres more pics

http://www.spiderzrule.com/fishing.htm

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Re: Can you name this spider?

Postby fishlips » Jun Mon 08, 2015 7:58 pm

I sent the pics to DNR biologist,just got the ID back today,you guys were right,a Dark Fishing Spider.I have seen 1 more in the same woodpile since I let this one go WAY back in the woods,hope they don't reproduce like rabbits.
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Re: Can you name this spider?

Postby chewbacca » Jun Wed 10, 2015 8:44 am

Since it is a fishing spider, are you going to use it for bait and see if it lives up to it's name? :lol:
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Re: Can you name this spider?

Postby fishlips » Jun Wed 10, 2015 8:59 am

chewbacca wrote:Since it is a fishing spider, are you going to use it for bait and see if it lives up to it's name? :lol:

Good idea,lol,or maybe let it catch gills while I sit back and drink beer.

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