Haha nice one eskay, hope there’s no spiders on the other side. This should defo be in another country so it can’t bite us Mosey.Posted 4 years ago
I’m pondering whether or not to show the missus who already wakes up through the middle of the night convinced there are spiders above us on the roof……I love when she wakes me up to tell me that.CountZeroMember
Parkesie’s ugly critter may not technically be a spider, but it’s still an arachnid, which, as far as I’m concerned, makes it a bloody spider, to all intents and purposes, and I’m damned glad that they live in dry and arid climates: bugger finding something like that, 6″ across, scrabbling around in the bath, or scuttling across the floor while you’re watching telly!Posted 4 years ago
Watch me scream like a girl and run for the hills…CountZeroMember
Ya great Jessie
Yup! I normally manage the traditional stiff upper lip, and stoic, manly demeanour, but faced with something like that, and I would have no option but to run away!Posted 4 years ago
And that shiny, furry black thing of ecm’s is running a close second place, too. Especially as the little bugger bites!
Sod that for a game of soldiers!roperMember
The spider from the op does look like a Scotophaeus blackwalli. It can be called a mouse spider but shouldn’t be confused with the wiki mouse spider info. Mouse spiders also live in the Americas and Asia. Some of these have quite strong venom and are similar to trap door spiders.The uk one is fine, though it’s fangs can puncture skin.Posted 4 years ago
Solifugae are fascinating things. They don’t have venom but do have double jointed mouth parts which means they can bite sideways and up and down at the same time. I had a European one which could play dead for hours and then suddenly jump up running. Great little things.
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