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 Found Spider

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Hey There,

Yesterday I found a small black spider in the kitchen sink. It has 8 legs and a white hourglass on its back and some other white shape on the bottom half of body. I emailed our insectarium to find out if it is poisonous, but still haven’t received a reply. If it’s safe I will let it go, but in the meantime I’m not sure if it’s hungry, I know I need to get it certain types of bugs (no ants) from the pet shop but am unable to get away at the moment. Will raw meat work for now or if someone has any other suggestions, they would be much appreciated.

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11/15/11  05:00pm

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  Message To: Itsybitsyspider   In reference to Message Id: 2244354


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That’s an Eastern Parson Spider, Herpyllus ecclesiasticus. Not dangerous at all. I’ve kept many as pets, and they always did fine with flies. Any other small bugs you can find that don’t have a hard shell or dangerous pincers (beetles) should be fine too. (Small crickets or grasshoppers, moths, ladybugs, etc.)

Here’s a link to BugGuide.net. It’s been most a most helpful tool for identifying spider species for me.

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12/03/11  06:44pm


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