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What is this terrible spider

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!
posted by banjo_and_the_pork on Jun 11, 2014 - 24 answers

The Itsy-bitsy spider...

Can anyone ID this spider currently chilling in my tub? I'm in NYC. [more inside]
posted by Sakura3210 on Jun 5, 2014 - 8 answers

Desperately Seeking Spider Repellent - Must Love Plants

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]
posted by possumbrie on May 17, 2014 - 7 answers

Carpet spider on the go.

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]
posted by Coatlicue on Apr 27, 2014 - 4 answers

African Trickster story

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]
posted by kittensofthenight on Dec 8, 2013 - 2 answers

Looking for pc action-adventure game from the 90's

-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]
posted by LittleNami on Nov 22, 2013 - 9 answers

Arachnid Identification Question #248: What is this little guy/girl?

Looking for ID on a furry arachnid [more inside]
posted by kuanes on Nov 11, 2013 - 3 answers

How long for a spider to starve

How long will a spider, trapped in a car, take to die? [more inside]
posted by Cannon Fodder on Nov 1, 2013 - 9 answers

I need blinking red eyes

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]
posted by Kronur on Oct 14, 2013 - 7 answers

What kind of spider is this?

This spider bit my son this morning, and while he seems okay, it really would be nice to know....
posted by daisystomper on Aug 31, 2013 - 18 answers

How do I clean out a spider-infested shed?

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]
posted by toomuchpete on Jul 27, 2013 - 14 answers

Might wake up tomorrow with radioactive blood.

What is this spider and will it kill me? [more inside]
posted by chainsofreedom on Jul 5, 2013 - 9 answers

Can you identify this spider from Massachusetts?

I found this huge spider in my Massachusetts kitchen today. What kind of spider is it? [more inside]
posted by lizzicide on May 14, 2013 - 10 answers

What is biting me?

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]
posted by artistic verisimilitude on Mar 20, 2013 - 18 answers

What species is this spider?

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]
posted by maxwelton on Feb 11, 2013 - 6 answers

But they're 90% hole!

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]
posted by Diablevert on Jan 21, 2013 - 7 answers

Bite of an Alien Space Spider?

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]
posted by Miss T.Horn on Nov 24, 2012 - 11 answers

Can you identify this spider?

Can you identify this spider? It has been camped outside my front door for two weeks. [more inside]
posted by cribcage on Oct 30, 2012 - 8 answers

It's a spider poop remover AND a dessert topping!

Do you have any recommendations for the tough job of removing spider poop from vinyl siding? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Oct 13, 2012 - 7 answers

Spider energy requirements.

What percentage of a spider's energy diet is spent on spinning web?
posted by curious nu on Oct 7, 2012 - 2 answers

Tell me this thing isn't about to bite me.

[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]
posted by sabotagerabbit on Oct 1, 2012 - 11 answers

ID this Spider?

Just curious, but what is this spider? It's thorax/abdomen/head is altogether the size of an almond.
posted by MansRiot on Sep 30, 2012 - 6 answers

How can I get rid of a spider infestation in my car?

How can I get rid of a spider infestation in my car? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 6, 2012 - 13 answers

Am I going to be able to climb walls?

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]
posted by superna on Jul 25, 2012 - 16 answers

coping with creepy crawlies

How do I cope with the fact that there is very likely a large spider running free in my apartment. [more inside]
posted by HMSSM on Jul 2, 2012 - 19 answers

Spiders just waiting to take over the world.

Spider identification! Warning: not safe for arachnophobes! Please tell me what kind of spiders these are. [more inside]
posted by sadtomato on Jun 9, 2012 - 5 answers

Spider print, spider print, someone hook me up with this spider print

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]
posted by Lou Stuells on May 23, 2012 - 2 answers

Amateur Sericulture

What is the most efficient way to harvest spider webs for an art project? [more inside]
posted by cirrostratus on May 14, 2012 - 2 answers

Spider Identification for the Terrified

What spider is this? Also, we sucked him up in our Dyson vacuum which is currently out on the deck... what do we dooooo?
posted by Nickel Pickle on May 7, 2012 - 18 answers

Spider ID and advice

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]
posted by stufflebean on May 2, 2012 - 12 answers

How to get rid of spider veins? (and into short-shorts)

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]
posted by cejl on Mar 20, 2012 - 5 answers

Can you identify our new pet?

Can anyone identify this very small little spider variety? [more inside]
posted by mairuzu on Jan 30, 2012 - 3 answers

Looking for a french thesis

What is the best way to get access to a thesis published in 1966 in L'Universite Nancy Faculte des Sciences, France? [more inside]
posted by dhruva on Jan 6, 2012 - 15 answers

Arachnid Identification

What kind of spiders am I evicting from my kitchen? Picture. [more inside]
posted by Dr.Enormous on Oct 30, 2011 - 6 answers

Eight legs, one belly, and a thousand eyes!

Can you identify this spider? Found in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
posted by blue_beetle on Sep 5, 2011 - 4 answers

Ewwww spider

Name that 1980s(?) horror movie based on skimpy details from a half-remembered trailer. [more inside]
posted by Nathanial Hörnblowér on Jul 9, 2011 - 3 answers

Better living through plant healing

Help me save Mabel, my new spider plant, who is not adjusting to my apartment very well at all. [more inside]
posted by pazazygeek on Jul 8, 2011 - 10 answers

I had to break out the vacuum for that one!

What kind of spider is this? [more inside]
posted by aspo on Jul 5, 2011 - 6 answers

Spider Identification

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.
posted by Slinga on Jul 1, 2011 - 4 answers

Who is the screaming woman in the Samsung Infuse 4G commercial?

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.
posted by arkham_inmate_0801 on Jun 27, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me save history from Shelob

How to preserve photos from scrapbook that was kept in very suboptimal conditions? [more inside]
posted by eleanna on Jun 16, 2011 - 7 answers

Spiders Terrify Me, but I Want One as a Pet

I'm considering getting a spider as a pet. A tarantula of some sort. Can anybody provide some tips for me? [more inside]
posted by jabberjaw on Apr 25, 2011 - 9 answers

Name this spider, please!

What is this spider? (1,2,3,4) [more inside]
posted by pemberkins on Feb 1, 2011 - 14 answers

How can I get a wolf spider out of my bathroom?

How can I get a wolf spider out of my bathroom? [more inside]
posted by UbuRoivas on Jan 27, 2011 - 34 answers

Sorry little guy

I just killed a spider. Can you help me identify it? [more inside]
posted by molecicco on Jan 19, 2011 - 12 answers

What kind of spider be ye?

What kind of spider is this that greeted me this morning? [more inside]
posted by NeonBlueDecember on Oct 5, 2010 - 14 answers

Help me ID my houseguest (not for arachnophobes!)

Help me ID my houseguest (not for arachnophobes!) [more inside]
posted by haltingproblemsolved on Sep 13, 2010 - 6 answers

How to treat a (suspected) spider bite?

So I think I got bitten by a spider two nights ago on my shin. What should I do about it, if anything? [more inside]
posted by cerebus19 on Aug 21, 2010 - 14 answers

What bit me up while I slept?

I have a pretty specific set of questions about what might've bitten the hell out of me while I slept the other night. [more inside]
posted by Rudy Gerner on Aug 10, 2010 - 13 answers

What's that bug?

What's that bug? Can you help us identify this spider? Found in a hallway in southern California. [more inside]
posted by Barmecide on Aug 6, 2010 - 6 answers

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