Identify this weird white spider?

arachnophobespiderkeeper

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I've never really seen a white spider. Very strange looking! mostly just curious but also wanting to know if its venomous. not just to humans, but other spiders. If its venomous, I will kill it. If not, i'll feed it to my Eratigena atrica since its an easy way to get rid of other spiders, and feed my own.

sorry for not great pictures, Its in a starbucks bottle due to having nothing else around, so makes it a bit hard to take pics. Either way. This is the bugger:



its sort of a white/brown ish colour. I feel it may be some sort of cellar spider? either way, thanks for any help!​
 

chanda

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Yes, that is a cellar spider. Like almost* all spiders, it is venomous - though not dangerous to people. Cellar spiders can and will prey on other spiders, so I would not recommend using it as a feeder for your other pets. While I don't know who would win between a Pholcid and your Eratigena, I can tell you that the Pholcids did a pretty good job of controlling the black and brown widows in my garage!

There is no need to kill the poor little thing - it is harmless to you. If you don't want it in your house, just escort it outside and let it go.

*The Uloboridae are non-venomous spiders, relying instead on fuzzy cribellate silk to entangle and trap their prey.
 

arachnophobespiderkeeper

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Yes, that is a cellar spider. Like almost* all spiders, it is venomous - though not dangerous to people. Cellar spiders can and will prey on other spiders, so I would not recommend using it as a feeder for your other pets. While I don't know who would win between a Pholcid and your Eratigena, I can tell you that the Pholcids did a pretty good job of controlling the black and brown widows in my garage!

There is no need to kill the poor little thing - it is harmless to you. If you don't want it in your house, just escort it outside and let it go.

*The Uloboridae are non-venomous spiders, relying instead on fuzzy cribellate silk to entangle and trap their prey.
ah thank you!!

i neverseen a cellar spider like this, its so strange since its almost white. I will let it go outside then in my shed where i dont mind spiders hanging out nearly as much ^^
 

arachnophobespiderkeeper

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*The Uloboridae are non-venomous spiders, relying instead on fuzzy cribellate silk to entangle and trap their prey.
thats also so interesting?? i looked them up and i had another pet spider long ago that was a Uloborus plumipes, it was so gentle it'd let me pet its abdomen and wouldn't even mind! that seems so nice for a starter pet spider!
 

LeonExotic

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Looks like what we call "daddy long-legs". They're fun to watch moving around with their little sick legs :)
 

The Snark

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The almost white color could mean about to molt. It also looks preggo?
 
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