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Hobo Spider

Discussion in 'Arachnids General' started by venus, Dec 12, 2006.

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  1. venus

    venus Founding Member

  2. Rich

    Rich Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Hello,

    I wanna see a "hobo" trap!
     
  3. MRHickey

    MRHickey Elite Member

    I'm curious too, what is a hobo trap, and what does it look like. I have never seen a spider trap that actually works
     
  4. Manhirwen

    Manhirwen Elite Member

    I researched them a bit when I had some Hobo spiders living around my apartment. Here is a link to the spider traps I looked into.

    http://www.hobospider.com/traps/
     
  5. Colleen

    Colleen Elite Member

    So it is like those sticky mouse traps you can get. I'm glad we don't have hobo's in MI.
     
  6. furryscaly

    furryscaly Elite Member

    Oh yeah, hobos are pretty cool little spiders ;) They look a lot like the lesser house spider too (a harmless species, Tegenaria domestica) because they're in the same genus (Tegenaria agrestis for hobos). Their bite doesn't always cause such extensive necrosis though, so this woman had a severe reaction. Still, they're obviously dangerous. Interestingly, they're only native to Europe, but were introduced to the western US. I'll wind up getting one eventually :D

    Hobo spider (female)
    http://www.srv.net/~dkv/hobospider/femhobo.jpg

    Lesser "domestic" house spider (female)
    http://canadianarachnology.dyndns.org/data/canada_spiders/images/habitus/Tegenaria_domestica.jpg
     
  7. kenman1963

    kenman1963 Moderator

    kinda scary, glad there not around my neck of the woods.
     
  8. ajvw

    ajvw Subscribed User

    Yes, if they lived here, I think my phobia would get the better of me, and I might kill spiders I find in the house. I mostly either leave them be or put them outside. (I figure they catch all the escaped crickets, lol.)
     
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