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A HUGE Spider! (UPDATED)

I found this HUGE spider in my house!!!
That is the biggest spider I have ever seen in my life! :O

I don't know what kind of spider is that, can you please tell me!

I will give you some clues...
  • Found in south London UK
  • Has some hair all over its body and legs
  • Has dark red legs
  • Has brown/black body
  • Has two funny looking antenna (with a 'ball' on the end) on its head

Also, I used a pound coin and a penny to scale its size.

I hope you know what this creepy crawly is!

(UPDATED)
Thank you for telling me what that spider is! A common brown spider...
They are harmless, large, and very common in southern UK and in most places of the southern world...
You americans should be happy about not having those giant spiders crawling around your homes.

Picture of A HUGE Spider! (UPDATED)
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YOU STOLE MY PET I'm coming bob!
Plasmana (author)  kiss my donkey5 years ago
Lol, I let him back outside where he belongs.... :-)
good
Plasmana (author)  kiss my donkey5 years ago
Good? I thought it was bad, because how are you going to fine him?
When I got him at the pet shop I had them install a chip in him so if he ever got lost I would be able to track him down.
REDNEK7776 years ago
hate spiders
Plasmana (author)  REDNEK7775 years ago
Yeah, you don't want to meet a hugh one...
Like the 20 foot sci-fi ones in my back yard...
Plasmana (author)  gimmelotsarobots5 years ago
Cool!
ha ha. No, If I had those I'd move to canada.
Plasmana (author)  gimmelotsarobots5 years ago
Haha! okay...
cute little guy, nothing compared to what we have. ;-)
Plasmana (author)  Tool Using Animal6 years ago
What spiders do you have?
Any walk in the woods around here will find argiope spiders and golden silk spiders. Personally in my yard I have Venusta orchard spiders, spiny orb weavers, black and brown widows (thou I try to keep them under control), various crab spiders and wolf spiders. The wolf spiders are great because as active hunters they keep the palmetto bugs under control. The pic down below is a Venusta orb weaver that was on my porch and an Argiope in my yard.
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Plasmana (author)  Tool Using Animal6 years ago
Wow, lots of interesting spiders! For some reason, I like the golden silk spiders (I call them "Banana spiders") the best...
Haha, I was about to say that I call it a banana spider as well. I was hoping to get a picture of one when I went home, but we only found a GIGANTIC wolf spider.
Plasmana (author)  jessyratfink6 years ago
I don't think I ever saw a wolf spider. I might have, I don't know...
Kaiven Plasmana5 years ago
There was a wolf spider in the little boy's room at school... I peed on it and ran.
Plasmana (author)  Kaiven5 years ago
Pee on a spider? LOL
Kaiven Plasmana5 years ago
Yeah, it scared me. It was little bigger than a quarter, so not huge.
No, these are very common in southern USA. What are you talking about? That guy is little.
Plasmana (author)  gimmelotsarobots6 years ago
Are you taking about the Brown Recluse?
No, we have large spiders also in the south east US.

golden silk

Golden argiope

Carolina Wolf common in houses
Plasmana (author)  Tool Using Animal6 years ago
Ah, yes! I see what you are talking about. I have seen the all the spiders quite a few times in the forest and the swamps of Louisiana. I very often see the golden silks (I call then "banana spider"), they also make HUGE webs about two feet or more!
Banana spiders are awsome! They start out tiny and shed their exoskelton every week or so until they full size. They also build a trap door into their web. If you poke a banana spider on it's web, it goes straight throught to the other side.
Plasmana (author)  gimmelotsarobots6 years ago
Wow!
Kaiven Plasmana5 years ago
Yeah, I've seen one in the woods before, really cool.
at my cottage, on the docks, we have much larger (dock)spiders than that, their legs, from one side to the other can be up to 5 inches, and they can run on water, but dont think they bite, not like i give them the opportunity if it can be avoided...
Plasmana (author)  thebluemartyr6 years ago
Holy crap! That is huge!

Can you post a picture and what are they called? Just dock spiders, right?
i think we have a pic some where of me holding one in like a ziplock tuperware, and it fills the whole thing, and im pretty sure theyr just called dock spiders
Plasmana (author)  thebluemartyr6 years ago
Okay, thanks!
P.S big fan of the mini shocker, impossible to solder for me, but still super cool
Plasmana (author)  thebluemartyr6 years ago
Thanks! And I am hopefully try sell some of them soon...
id pay for that anyday, hell il take 2 : P how much yougunna charge for each of them?
Plasmana (author)  thebluemartyr5 years ago
I am not too sure yet...
gmoon6 years ago
Here's a good sized spider I just photographed in the backyard...He's a fighter--missing three legs on one side! Wouldn't want to tangle with him, he looks like a survivor....
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Plasmana (author)  gmoon6 years ago
Wow! I never seen a spider that is missing legs...
gmoon Plasmana6 years ago
Doesn't seem to miss 'em--judging by his well-fed spider belly.

I bet whatever cost him those legs fared worse...
Plasmana (author)  gmoon6 years ago
Yeah...
Flumpkins6 years ago
I don't know what that is. But have you ever heard of the brown recluse spiders? The bites are nasty.
whopped 3 of them in my office in the last month ,around here called fiddle back spiders ,the rock wall off back steps are full of black widow spiders they get nice and fat nether are aggressive as long as they eat the bugs and stay outside is fine with me.
I know why you call them fiddle backs!!!
i store my tools right under the house other day this fiddleback was waiting right inside the door ,scary part?have a terrible infestation of camel crickets under there too and they jump all over the place so that is past freaking out lol
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Plasmana (author)  bikerbob20056 years ago
Is that a brown recluse on the book?
yup got plenty of them here how many you need?
Plasmana (author)  bikerbob20056 years ago
Have you ever got bitten by a brown recluse?
No spiders bites, don't think they like the way i taste,wish i could say same for all the bugs around here
Plasmana (author)  bikerbob20056 years ago
Like mosquitoes...
these guys eat the bugs around here we call them wolf spiders ,the morter joint on the wall is 1/2 inch or about 12.5mm .They do not bite people ,and move really fast
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Plasmana (author)  bikerbob20056 years ago
That is good to know...
Plasmana (author)  bikerbob20056 years ago
Umm, I would like 0 brown recluses please.
bahahaha
Plasmana (author)  Flumpkins6 years ago
AAHHHH!!! Don't say that spider's name to me again! One of my family member got bitten by one... It is really horrible, and the spider is very tiny. I know quite a lot about those kind of spiders...
Sorry... is your family member okay? I only know like one thing about them. To identify one, you have the violin shaped mark on their head.
Plasmana (author)  Flumpkins6 years ago
Yeah, my family member had recovered from the bite. Boy! I am glad that I am it UK, although, I miss America...
OH WTF! Thats a spider bite jesus christ thats nasty.
I know. Somewhere you can find the time line. From like day 2,3,6,etc.
Storm9506 years ago
:O South London, UK! We hae huge spiders! Awwk!!!
Plasmana (author)  Storm9506 years ago
Recognize those beasts?
No! I like spiders and whatnot, well looking at them on the net and books, But I am kinda scared of them too :(
Plasmana (author)  Storm9506 years ago
Wait a minute, you like spiders and also scared of them?
Sort of.
Plasmana (author)  Storm9506 years ago
How odd...
Umm, thats me? ;)
i had one crawling around my home.
Plasmana (author)  Yerboogieman6 years ago
Oooo, did you catch it?
yea, but mine was a brown recluse, very poisonous
Plasmana (author)  Yerboogieman6 years ago
Holy crap! Don't ever touch those! otherwise you will get this.
I've been bitten twice by a brown recluse. It was hiding in my motorcycle jacket. When the weather got cool, and I put it on, he did not appreciate his home being invaded. My bites did not look THAT bad, but they sure hurt (I nearly wrecked the bike!). The spots grew to about the size of a quarter, turned black and peeled off.
Plasmana (author)  skunkbait6 years ago
Ouch!
Flumpkins6 years ago
I have another thing, the record for the worlds biggest spider species is the Goliath Birdeater spider. They can grow up to 11 inches (28 centimeters)!
Here are a few more:
Species Length
Salmon Pink Birdeater 10.5 in (27 cm)
Slate Red Ornamental 9 in. (23 cm)
King Baboon 8 in. (20 cm)
Colombian Giant Redleg 8 in. (20 cm)
Plasmana (author)  Flumpkins6 years ago
I heard about those spiders, they are huge, but I still find camel spiders more scary... They are even known to kill and eat rats! (I think I might be wrong.)
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EEEEWWWWWWERZERz
Plasmana (author)  Flumpkins6 years ago
You don't want to get bitten by one... There jaws are very powerful and can cut your skin as if it was a hot knife trough soft butter...
Plasmana (author)  Plasmana6 years ago
The bite.
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No, seriously, if I had a wound that bled that much (of course with out the venom) I would lick it clean.
Plasmana (author)  Flumpkins6 years ago
You mean you would eat your own muscle if it was coming out like that??!
I guess. I'm like a vampire.
Plasmana (author)  Flumpkins6 years ago
LOL!
:D
Plasmana (author)  Flumpkins6 years ago
It just weird...
bahahahah
Yummy :D
Plasmana (author)  Flumpkins6 years ago
LOL!
Have you ever tasted blood before?
Plasmana (author)  Flumpkins6 years ago
LOL! Yes!
I eat cooked cow, chicken, pig, and other meats.

Did you mean human blood?
Yeah I meant human blood lol.
Plasmana (author)  Flumpkins6 years ago
Oh, yeah, i sometimes lick my blood of of my injuries, but never had other people's blood... It tastes kinda weird, it tastes a bit metallic, probably due to the iron in the blood.
yup!
What happens when you get the camel spiders eggs wet?
Plasmana (author)  emuman4evr6 years ago
I don't know...
I think I have found a larger one in my shed. Neglected, damp, dirt and rotting, I entered the shed and found it high in a corner feasting on all of the insects and other arachnids taking cover from the cold. When I examined it i found that with leg span it was larger than my hand!
Holy crap!!! Can you post a picture?
Unfortunately no, I didn't have my camera at the time. :(
Oh, too bad...
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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!! What is that?
Oh, sorry, that was a bug...

That is a bite from the camel spider...
Here is a picture of a camel spider.
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Why are the insides of his arm coming out.
I don't know, I guess that is how their body is built... They are very weird looking spiders...
Ha! I mean the human. : )
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