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Is this a false widow?

Discussion in 'Spiders and Inverts' started by liquorice40, Sep 23, 2013.


  1. liquorice40

    liquorice40 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi

    My friend spotted the spider in the attached photo today, do you know if this is a false widow?

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  2. StormyThai

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    Looks like one to me, I'm not 100% tho :001_huh:
     
  3. WelshYorkieLover

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    Eeek!! I have a colony in my kitchen!! I'm slowly getting rid of them as I come across them (I'm not killing them dont worry!). I'm freaking out though!!
     
  4. Lurcherlad

    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    Possibly. Tell her to catch it and release it in a shed or greenhouse, if she is bothered by it :)
     
  5. StormyThai

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    I wouldn't freak out about it tbh, once again it is all a media driven hype :p

    If you are bitten by these fairly slow and shy spiders the worst it will feel like is a bee sting, the only people that have had severe reactions are people that have an allergic reaction to the spiders venom......same as if someone was allergic to bees or wasps :)
     
  6. Kite

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    Looks like a rabbit hutch spider- harmlesss- in the false widow family but not the one with all the recent hype, that's Steatoda nobilis, rabbit hutch is Steatoda bipunctata.
     
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