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Old Jan 4th 2008, 9:41 am
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It's not a huntsman. The diamond pattern on the back isn't typical. Also the legs are wrong for a baby huntsman. They look long and gangly like a teenager.. All legs and hardly any body.

The true tell of whether it's dangerous or not is to check whether it has stripey legs.

If it hasn't, it's not deadly, ergo, leave it.

If it has, kill it.

Simple.

Yours has stripey legs. It's fine. Small-ish sort of innocuous thing.

Woudn't stress.
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Old Jan 4th 2008, 1:12 pm
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Don't know what all the fuss is about, I mean I see more spiders in my house in the UK than I ever did or will in Aus, and guess what they all bite and are all venomous.

I was bitten when I was a youngun by a half size spider that ran out in the garage, it bloody hurt I can tell you, and apart from a sore thumb I was fine.
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It's a deformed specimen of Redback... let it live
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Originally Posted by Whingin Pom View Post
Don't know what all the fuss is about, I mean I see more spiders in my house in the UK than I ever did or will in Aus, and guess what they all bite and are all venomous.

I was bitten when I was a youngun by a half size spider that ran out in the garage, it bloody hurt I can tell you, and apart from a sore thumb I was fine.
I can't believe you said that, when you first saw a huntsman you freaked out ran from the room and offered to sleep in the car! Well that was until they told you how many actually lived in the car AND who wouldn't use the public toilets in Lake Placid - Cairns because of all the spider in there eh?

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Originally Posted by Scrawni 2 View Post
I can't believe you said that, when you first saw a huntsman you freaked out ran from the room and offered to sleep in the car! Well that was until they told you how many actually lived in the car AND who wouldn't use the public toilets in Lake Placid - Cairns because of all the spider in there eh?

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Bugger bugger bugger. I carefully clicked on last poster to avoid the pic and that bar steward Timber's posted another pic :curse: All I was going to say was that if it has eight legs and it's inside your house then you kill it, pure and simple. Nothing with more than four legs has any place in my house and never will.
I'm with you on this one, Moneypen! I can live with six-legged beasties but any creature that has the audacity to grow 8 legs has signed it's own death warrant!

(However, any growing loads more legs, e.g. millipedes are allowed to live, just for the sheer 'I'm a female and contrary' factor)
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Originally Posted by bobbyftm View Post
Anyone identify this breed of spider please before it's fate is decided ? ( Don't want to kill a goody but where needs must !!)
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Well it's none of these...

http://www.usq.edu.au/spider/find/spiders/common.htm

or these

http://www.anoble.com.au/Spiders/SpiderID.htm

or these...

http://www.enviroguardpestcontrol.com.au/spiders.htm

or these...

http://www.qm.qld.gov.au/features/sp...redback-id.asp

so far no obvious answer except not a wolf and looks most like a red back, which can be brown or an orb spider due to back marking.

To find out if it's a read you need to recatch it spray with fly spray till dead then check under it's belly to see if it's got that hour glass mark.

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Surely somewhere on this site there must be a spiderontologist who can positively identify this thingy ! Just for the record it was only funnin ,it suddenly sprung back into energetic mode after about 2 hrs so i let it live(in next doors garden !ah isn't that a happy ending )
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Bugger bugger bugger. I carefully clicked on last poster to avoid the pic and that bar steward Timber's posted another pic :curse: All I was going to say was that if it has eight legs and it's inside your house then you kill it, pure and simple. Nothing with more than four legs has any place in my house and never will.
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Im at work atm but called the OH and shes having a nose. Shes oz born so has seen a few but we are in nsw. whats the size of it ?
Did the mrs find out anything ?
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I think it looks like a "garden orb weaver", we have a couple of these at the front of our house and they are harmless,
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I can't believe you said that, when you first saw a huntsman you freaked out ran from the room and offered to sleep in the car! Well that was until they told you how many actually lived in the car AND who wouldn't use the public toilets in Lake Placid - Cairns because of all the spider in there eh?

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Just laughing at your post!! About using public toilets! Went in some in cape Tribulation at Thorntons beach area and I shit myself. there must have been about 6 large spiders in there, four of which had strategically placed themselves over the actual toilet area. I was int he strangest position ever and it was the quickest toilet visit of my life. I have to say though that the one with gorgeous blue markings and very long legs was very pretty. Don't know what it was but same shape as a golden orb, are these just yellow in colour?

It just makes our choice of a camper van easier when we get out there, one with a toilet!!
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Kill them all...
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Just laughing at your post!! About using public toilets! Went in some in cape Tribulation at Thorntons beach area and I shit myself. there must have been about 6 large spiders in there, four of which had strategically placed themselves over the actual toilet area. I was int he strangest position ever and it was the quickest toilet visit of my life. I have to say though that the one with gorgeous blue markings and very long legs was very pretty. Don't know what it was but same shape as a golden orb, are these just yellow in colour?

It just makes our choice of a camper van easier when we get out there, one with a toilet!!
Could've been worse ! You might not have been in a toilet at the time
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Just laughing at your post!! About using public toilets! Went in some in cape Tribulation at Thorntons beach area and I shit myself. there must have been about 6 large spiders in there, four of which had strategically placed themselves over the actual toilet area. I was int he strangest position ever and it was the quickest toilet visit of my life. I have to say though that the one with gorgeous blue markings and very long legs was very pretty. Don't know what it was but same shape as a golden orb, are these just yellow in colour?

It just makes our choice of a camper van easier when we get out there, one with a toilet!!
CAPE TRIBULATION!!!!! OOOOOOHHH WHAT A NIGHTMARE!!!!!!!!!!
BEFORE I went to Cape Tribulation I was very positive that one of my future plans would be a treck through the rainforest somewhere in South America.
Scenery etc was stunning, but the spiders, frogs/toads whatever and snakes I saw during my first night on the way TO the toilet (I decided to keep it all in and do the toilet thing during daytime) seriously traumatised me. Never seen spiders like that before. And that was just a normal path.

.....off the topic really but reading "Cape Tribulation" kind of triggered my need for "talk it over therapy".
Oh and there's no way I ever set foot in a real jungle unless wearing a full-body condom or similar.
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