What kind of spider is this????

Krystina661

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I saw this spider outside of my house on the front porch. It was big and scared me!:eek: *LOL* We live in New Jersey if that helps.

Thanks in Advance :p



~ Kristina ~




 

Krystina661

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The one below looked like the same spider but it was a different one. I don't know if they are the same kind.

 

mr.wilderness

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it looks like some kind of Aranea species of orb weaving garden spider, maybe a. diadema, but I'm not sure. We have them around here a lot too ;)
 

Moltar

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We get those (or at least a very similar sp.) all over the place here in Maryland. They're pretty scary looking but harmless. I like catching moths and throwing them into the web to watch them feed. They get really huge if you feed 'em enough.
 

Krystina661

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An orb weaving spider? As long as it is harmless I don't mind it hanging around. It was pretty scary looking though.:)
 

Moltar

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Funny how often the really dangerous spiders don't look it but the scary looking ones are harmless. Take brown recluses, they look like a tiny little wisp of nothing but their bite is awful. The biggest danger i know of from these orb weavers is the potential for a heart attack when you walk into a web at night and get a spider the size of a quarter full in the face. Then it runs down the back of your shirt and you start dancing around like a maniac until the neighbors call the men in white coats...

Keep it around and feed it moths. If you have kids it can be a neat learning experience for them watching the spider grow.
 

Galadriel

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Looks like the barn spiders we have here in GA. Very cool.
 
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