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Wolf spider?

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by rockergirldre, Aug 3, 2019.

  1. rockergirldre

    rockergirldre Arachnopeon

    Had this fella in my window now for about a month I believe. I also believe it molted the other day. I'm pretty sure it's a wolf spider, but not entirely sure. It's caught quite a few small bugs and I throw small ants in often since we have them a lot in our kitchen (yard has a lot of sand, so we get a lot of ants).

    Last week I observed it bouncing around the web it made in the corner. I've been the only one who has really got to see it out of its web.. Often when I'm at the sink, it seems to pop out, and run around.

    Earlier I was leaning over the counter to get a better look at its markings when it darted out of the web in my direction until I screamed and it ran back.

    My boyfriend seems to think it's caught on to who I am and recognizes me. He also thinks the spider "likes" me, if you will.

    Can spiders recognize humans in any way, be it vibrations or anything like that.. And am I correct on this being a type of wolf spider?

    Edit: normally, I'm terrified of spiders. Always been borderline arachnophobic, but trying to be better about it. They just creep me out. So the fact I've let iy live this long let alone in my kitchen window is amazing. Haha, but it's been fascinating also watching it eat and build its web.

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  2. Veles

    Veles Arachnobaron Active Member

    Not a wolf spider, that is some kind of agelenidae. Male too, judging by the swollen palps.
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  3. squidkid

    squidkid Arachnoknight Active Member

    this dude is correct
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  4. squidkid

    squidkid Arachnoknight Active Member

    welcome to AB!
  5. rockergirldre

    rockergirldre Arachnopeon

  6. rockergirldre

    rockergirldre Arachnopeon

    Thank you both!
  7. The Snark

    The Snark هرج و مرج مهندس Old Timer

    @rockergirldre Your original post is a little ironic. You and your boyfriend and this little chap displaying typical interest in finding a girlfriend. He may, or probably will stray out of his web in search of romance.
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  8. Case951

    Case951 Arachnopeon

    My wife and daughter keeps two of those in two separate critter keepers and both have made what looks like egg sacks but I just don’t know one has made two I do think they are over feeding them but I do not know both are wild caught but have been there alone for months

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