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    AAAAARRRRRREEEEEEE!!!! I know you posted it a while ago F R e N c H 3 z,
    I concur with Scot, Why would you like to get rid of it?

    I have a dozen spiders on my Neps. They actually do a very nice job of keeping the ant population in check. Granted some of them arent as 'pretty' as others but they dont come after me in my sleep

    People tend to fear what they dont understand. These little guys may look menacing but even a black widow or brown recluse will not bite unless cornered.
    But I was bit by a brown recluse IN MY SLEEP!!
    Don't say they're harmless, buddy!!
    They're watching us. o.0

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    speaking of brown recluse......we get a phone call to the paper atleast once a month asking if we want to take a picture of a brown recluse.....the standard answer is doubt its a brown recluse, they dont live here have yet to have someone bring in a real brown recluse.....black widows, sure......sun spider, definatly.....even had someone bring in a banana spider that came in to the grocery store in a box of bananas but ive never seen a real live brown recluse
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    Ha ha, rattler, thats awesome about the banana spider. I had something like that happen in the UK when I was living there, we had a friend visit from Australia. Anyway, one day I was sweeping their sunroom and this huge lumbering huntsman was thumping his way across the floor, so I swept around him as I would have any other time but then much later it occured to me that they don't live in the UK. It must have come in my traveling friends bag!

    I never found him (or her) again, but wish I could have, the people I was staying with would have freaked to see a spider that big.

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    yeah the banana spider was a shock cause i knew what it was and went into a brain freeze cause i couldnt get past the fact it shouldnt have been here.....im bout as far from anyplace tropical as you can get and still be in the lower 48.......couldnt believe it made it this far before jumping ship.....
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    I just realised (googling banana spiders) that we had one of those at our house once too! I know them as Golden Orb Weavers, and it was a bloody long way from home. Scared me half to death it was so big. The funny thing was that the same week we found one on our front porch they also made the news for this photo someone took:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/ear...on-camera.html

    You may have already seen it?

    Anyway, I know this is getting off topic, but it's interesting nonetheless

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    nah that isn't the banana spider you're thinking of... golden orb weavers =/= tropical, people call them banana spiders due to the color.

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    banana spider = the wandering spider. they are mean too. about 4-5 inches across on an adult.

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    I've heard they have been rated as the single most lethal spider, even more so than the Sydney funnel web...according to Animal Planet that is. BTW Alex, there is anti venom for the funnel web in Australia. The spiders are kept captive and milked of their venom on a regular basis.

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