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freakyspider Mon 19-Feb-18 22:35:33

Changed name in case DH comes I here. DH has put a huge ducking spider in DSs spider farm. He found it in the bath. I think it's markings look unusual (not that I've ever examined a spider the size of a plate before!).

Is it a normal spider? I don't usually freak out about spiders (mice are another thing) but I just can't shake the feeling that a spider that big has a whole lot of wrong going on.

The body is about 2 cm long and legs about 4.

MotherforkingShirtballs Mon 19-Feb-18 22:38:02

It's a normal spider. I can't remember it's name but they're fairly common.

midnightflowers Mon 19-Feb-18 22:40:07

Is that a plate underneath? shock

freakyspider Mon 19-Feb-18 22:40:59

No it's not thank god.

Thank you!!

steff13 Mon 19-Feb-18 22:42:02

What is a spider farm?

iklboo Mon 19-Feb-18 22:42:40

It could be a wolf spider. Quite chunky beasties.

beepthemeep Mon 19-Feb-18 22:43:06

You have a spider farm?

You have literally brought my nightmares to life. Arrrrrrrrrgh!!!!!

Also, don't the violent leggy cannibalistic bastards just eat one anot- you know what, don't answer that 🙉🙉🙉

freakyspider Mon 19-Feb-18 22:43:22

Basically it's a Perspex box with a lid with holes. You put twigs and a spider in there. I hate it. DS was given it as a present.

QueenNefertitty Mon 19-Feb-18 22:43:45

Yeah- lol at the previous posters who just let "spider farm" go with nary a sideways glance...

Who the fuck allows a spider farm in their house?!?!

GreyGardens88 Mon 19-Feb-18 22:44:16

Yes spill the tea, why is there a spider farm in your house

DuckAndPancakes Mon 19-Feb-18 22:44:35

Just asked and showed pest expert DP.

Perfectly normal spider.

Badwifey Mon 19-Feb-18 22:45:07

also wondering what a spider farm is... is it similar to an ant farm?

teaandtoast Mon 19-Feb-18 22:45:36

I read this, looked at the picture then scrolled down to movement at the bottom. Those bloody bunnies. I thought for a second they were a spider!

JoeyMaynardssolidlump Mon 19-Feb-18 22:45:39

No to the spider farm. Just no.

Are you in Britain? If yes it looks like a biggish house spider if you in Australia then noiooooo.

GladAllOver Mon 19-Feb-18 22:46:26

It's a perfectly normal house spider and entirely harmless to you.
But if it finds any unwanted insect pests it will do you a favour and get rid of them.
If DS is keeping it enclosed, make sure that that it doesn't get dehydrated. Drop in a soggy tissue so that it can have a drink.

JoeyMaynardssolidlump Mon 19-Feb-18 22:46:57


Me you nearly jumped at those bloody bunnies grin

LegallyBrunet Mon 19-Feb-18 22:48:31

YABU for allowing a spider farm into your house. That is all

freakyspider Mon 19-Feb-18 22:49:13

Just looked up wolf spider and I think that's it. So panic over.

Apparently they have 8 eyes in 3 rows so will get a closer look tomorrow.

Yes we give it water and food (live insects. They won't eat dead ones).

Spider farm SO not my idea!

NomsQualityStreets Mon 19-Feb-18 22:50:50

Spider farm <shudders>

MotherforkingShirtballs Mon 19-Feb-18 22:53:51

You know you've pissed off your friend/relative when they buy your DC a spider farm....

I never see any spiders in my house, ever.

FrancisUnderwood Mon 19-Feb-18 22:54:55

Yes, but be slightly careful.. Wolf spiders bite. One bit me once (it got inside a jumper i'd left in the garden) and I had to have the area of flesh removed eventually as it never really healed.

I'm fine, obvs, but.......bitey bastards.

freakyspider Mon 19-Feb-18 22:55:35

This one was found rattling around in the bath. Fucking loud! Sounded like it had shoes on grin

FrancisUnderwood Mon 19-Feb-18 22:56:18

I'm in NW England btw.

freakyspider Mon 19-Feb-18 22:57:29

Francis that sounds hideous!! am never letting this beastie out!!

midnightmisssuki Mon 19-Feb-18 22:58:48

A spider farm?!? Good God now I’ve heard it all! grin

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