Anybody know what this is?

Anybody know what this is?

Postby peter120886 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:37 pm

It was very protective over its egg sack!
about the size of my open palm.
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Re: Anybody know what this is?

Postby Sico » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:58 pm

Palystes sp. commonly known as a Rain Spider, obviously female if it is carrying an egg sac. They are harmless (large fangs could make a puncture wound) and hardly ever bite. Relocate it into the garden if you don't want to keep it, otherwise stick it in a large jar, with the odd cricket and some water and a branch or something to park off on and wait for the babies to hatch out then release them in your garden.
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Re: Anybody know what this is?

Postby peter120886 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:06 pm

Thanks Sico, it was safely relocated far away from the house! ( I am not a huge spider fan! ) arachnaphobic or something like that! needless to say the entire hessian sack was relocated as well!
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