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Best Answer klawfran3 , April 6 2016 - 8:19 AM

Hogna carolinensis, the Carolina wolf spider. They are one of the largest spiders in North America.

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#1 Offline Mdrogun - Posted April 5 2016 - 5:17 PM

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I found this spider in the southern tip Illinois. I have never seen a spider half this size and was appaled at how big it was. I put the dime in the photo for size reference. If anyone could ID this for me I would greatly appreciate it

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Edited by Mdrogun, April 5 2016 - 5:18 PM.

Currently Keeping:
Trachymyrmex septentrionalis

Pheidole pilifera

Forelius sp. (Monogynous, bicolored) "Midwestern Forelius"
Crematogaster cerasi

Pheidole bicarinata

Aphaenogaster rudis

Camponotus chromaiodes

Formica sp. (microgena species)

Nylanderia cf. arenivega


#2 Offline Mads - Posted April 5 2016 - 6:25 PM

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Looks like a type of wolf spider. They are great bug hunters, good to have around. Not dangerous to people as such, unless you are sensitive to their bites. But you pretty much have to try and squish them to make them bite you. They are not an aggressive spider at all.

 

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#3 Offline klawfran3 - Posted April 6 2016 - 8:19 AM   Best Answer

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Hogna carolinensis, the Carolina wolf spider. They are one of the largest spiders in North America.


Edited by klawfran3, April 6 2016 - 8:21 AM.

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#4 Offline Mdrogun - Posted April 6 2016 - 2:18 PM

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Hogna carolinensis, the Carolina wolf spider. They are one of the largest spiders in North America.

Thank you. How would I go about caring for a spider like this?


Edited by Mdrogun, April 6 2016 - 2:21 PM.

Currently Keeping:
Trachymyrmex septentrionalis

Pheidole pilifera

Forelius sp. (Monogynous, bicolored) "Midwestern Forelius"
Crematogaster cerasi

Pheidole bicarinata

Aphaenogaster rudis

Camponotus chromaiodes

Formica sp. (microgena species)

Nylanderia cf. arenivega


#5 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted April 6 2016 - 3:05 PM

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IT IS BEAUTIFUL!!!



#6 Offline AndersT - Posted April 8 2016 - 7:48 AM

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I have to agree with Gregory - I never thought I'd call a spider, of all things, beautiful, but this one really is!






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