I just found a black and red spider in my car that ran into the seatbelt hole. What do I do? [more inside]
Do not read this question if you do not like spiders. However, if you do like spiders, perhaps you can help me manager a guest in our garden. [more inside]
A small-ish spider (slightly bigger than 1cm in diameter including the legs, I think) has set up home in my living room. [more inside]
I saw a cool spider and I'm curious what it is, but I didn't have a camera on hand. It was pale, about a centimeter long with brown stripes. At first I thought it only had 4 legs, but upon closer inspection I saw 4 more legs grouped together by where its "head" should be. 2 of those legs were slightly longer, almost looking like faux-antennas. I thought it was an ant at first, but it was clearly spinning a web.
We live in st Petersburg fla near the beach and intercoastal. This thing is dime sized, on a web, and making me want to stay at work..... What the heck is it? Arachnophobia trigger warning.... Picture here
My husband just sent me a picture of a spider he found in our kitchen today. Can anyone identify what it is and how high I should calibrate my level of terror (which is currently extremely, very high)? Here is photo of the terrible creature. Beyond identifying, should I be very alarmed about the possibility it may have laid eggs somewhere in our house? We live in Massachusetts, so I am guessing it hitchhiked in on bananas or something. To that point, I bought bananas on Sunday (and usually do a good check in the store for this very reason), and I did take said bananas down from their hanging perch this morning and discarded two that seemed to be rotting from the bottom (bottoms had turned brown). I am now imagining that our trash can is full of terrifying spiders. Help me, Metafilter!
My apartment has a beautiful walkway lined with flowers and overhanging tree branches. This is great except that spiders LOVE it here and I do not love spiders at all. I'm looking for a spider repellent that can be sprayed on the plants along the walkway so I don't have to walk through webs every morning and evening. The hitch is that the aforementioned flowers belong to my landlord, who I respect very much and who loves his plants, so the repellent can't have negative effects on them. [more inside]
What I've got here is a crappy picture of a spider. What I don't got here, is any idea of what kind of spider it is. Usually, I can figure this kind of thing out with internet a-googling/BugGuide-ing/etc, but I'm failing this time. [more inside]
Years ago a friend had a great collection of Anansi stories and distinctly remember one bizarre story that we told and re-told. I have failed to find the specific story or the collection/website it was from. [more inside]
-PC action-adventure game, mostly action, but I do remember simple adventure things like moving blocks or unlocking doors -first person view -can't remember how health stats and weaponry were viewed -Had to rescue a woman (go figure), but not sure if she was royalty or anything, just motivation to do the journey -Started in kobold (or kobolt) caverns, there was a spider cavern section where it was tunnels burrowed by the spiders themselves, a lava cavern/mining level where you had to break down a rock borer (might have been a laser) -mid to late 90's probably because it's graphics were close to Quake 2, just not as smooth [more inside]
Looking for ID on a furry arachnid [more inside]
How long will a spider, trapped in a car, take to die? [more inside]
How can a non-electrically-inclined person give their GIANT HOMEMADE OUTDOOR SPIDER (aka Halloween decoration) blinking red eyes? Easy/cheap ways preferred. [more inside]
This spider bit my son this morning, and while he seems okay, it really would be nice to know....
I recently bought a new house and, after a few weeks of getting moved into the inside, I turned my attention to the shed. The previous owners left a LOT of stuff in there. Mostly cans and bottles of various things -- insecticide, paint, etc -- but the also left behind around a large population of spiders. I'd like to get rid of them or reduce their numbers to a more manageable level. [more inside]
What is this spider and will it kill me? [more inside]
I found this huge spider in my Massachusetts kitchen today. What kind of spider is it? [more inside]
Can you guess what's biting me? I've been getting a few extremely itchy red bumps, very much like mosquito bites, but they are not mosquito bites because they follow the pattern that chigger bites do: they're not on exposed parts of my skin, but instead under my clothing. It seems that something small is leaping onto me and then crawling until it finds itself confined by clothing, then settling down to bite. The bites aren't like chigger bites, though. [more inside]
Found this guy while cleaning out my shop, and, for the Pacific NW, it was a fairly impressive beast. I'd say, across the legs, it was roughly the size of a 50 cent piece. Here's a photo. [more inside]
Kitchen Cleaning Gurus of MiFi: What's the best way to clean 1) oily gunk from between the handle and the netting of my all-metal spider, 2) a colander/strainer? Tips and tricks requested! [more inside]
My dad tells this story about a very, very weird "spider bite" he got as a kid, but it doesn't sound like any spider bite -- ever. What could this have been? Alien implant? Ringworm? Disgusting details inside. [more inside]
Do you have any recommendations for the tough job of removing spider poop from vinyl siding? [more inside]
What percentage of a spider's energy diet is spent on spinning web?
[NameThatBug Filter] Please help me figure out what this little bug is that I found on my bed this morning (and hopefully put my mind at ease!). [more inside]
Just curious, but what is this spider? It's thorax/abdomen/head is altogether the size of an almond.
How can I get rid of a spider infestation in my car? [more inside]
I've had two weird similar incidents that appear to be bug bites/stings. I have lived in Minnesota all my life, including in the far northern rural area, and never had anything like these. You are not my doctor, but maybe you've had similar issues and have an idea of what is biting/stinging me? [more inside]
How do I cope with the fact that there is very likely a large spider running free in my apartment. [more inside]
Spider identification! Warning: not safe for arachnophobes! Please tell me what kind of spiders these are. [more inside]
This is a painting by Michael Sowa. I desperately want a print of it for the guest bedroom. Is it available for purchase anywhere? [more inside]
What is the most efficient way to harvest spider webs for an art project? [more inside]
What spider is this? Also, we sucked him up in our Dyson vacuum which is currently out on the deck... what do we dooooo?
Over the past week or so we've had an influx of spiders, mostly in the second floor of our house. As near as I can tell, they're comprised of daddy long legs and [ARACHNOPHOBE TRIGGER WARNING] these guys. I was hoping some of the more knowledgeable among you could help me identify this species and advise whether we should seek professional help. I'm also curious if anyone has any tips on how to minimize the spider population indoors (unfortunately, peaceful coexistence is not an option due to the feelings of some members of the household). [more inside]
What is the most effective procedure for removing these ghastly spider veins from my left thigh? Short-shorts season is upon us, and now this is on my mind... Lasers? Sclerotherapy? I am 31, female. [more inside]
What is the best way to get access to a thesis published in 1966 in L'Universite Nancy Faculte des Sciences, France? [more inside]
Can you identify this spider? Found in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Name that 1980s(?) horror movie based on skimpy details from a half-remembered trailer. [more inside]
Help me save Mabel, my new spider plant, who is not adjusting to my apartment very well at all. [more inside]
What kind of spider is this? [more inside]
I recently ran across this little lady on my garden hose in my backyard in Milwaukee, WI. She moved very quickly when she wanted to, but mostly just tried to stay out of the sun. I snapped a couple pictures. She had a small white spot on top of her abdomen.
Who is the screaming woman in the Samsung Infuse 4G commercial? The commercial features two men and a woman. The red-headed woman mistakes the image of a spider on the phone for the real thing and completely, utterly, totally freaks out. Her blood-curdling screams are fantastic. She looks a lot like Karen Gillan, but I really doubt Ms. Gillan has time to duck out on the doctor to shoot commercials.
How to preserve photos from scrapbook that was kept in very suboptimal conditions? [more inside]
I'm considering getting a spider as a pet. A tarantula of some sort. Can anybody provide some tips for me? [more inside]
How can I get a wolf spider out of my bathroom? [more inside]
I just killed a spider. Can you help me identify it? [more inside]