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Is this tick or spider?

This is definitely a tick. If it were a spider it would appear that the legs all come from a central point, as spider bodies are separated into segments, whereas tick bodies are not. There are two ...
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How can I clear spiderwebs in my path while hiking?

If you hike in a group, ideally arrange the sequence so someone big and not-so-bright is first. Maybe they won't notice the webs. :-) I have not ever seen anyone wear a mosquito net. Not during ...
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How can I clear spiderwebs in my path while hiking?

Quarterstaff! No, wait, hear me out. It's not just helpful against Ogres and Trolls while doubling as a walking stick / trekking pole but protects your eyes from various dangers if used properly: ...
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What is the species of this green and orange spider?

I am fairly sure that you’ve found a Crab Spider based on the entry in this website, which looks nearly exactly like your photo.
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How can I clear spiderwebs in my path while hiking?

My husband and I only have this issue when we're the first ones on the trail in the morning, so we've learned to take our time at breakfast/packing up and then we hit the trail a bit after we see ...
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What species of spider lays their eggs in the flesh of the person they bite?

I understand that to be a Myth: Spiders can lay their eggs under human skin in wounds created by their bites. It always happens to "a friend" not to the person relating the story. However, there are ...
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Is this a Tick or a spider?

This is a tick. Spiders have two distinct body parts (thorax and abdomen) as well as a fifth pair of appendages called pedipalps near the head. On a spider you might also notice spinnerets at the rear ...
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What is it about human skin that spiders don't like to walk on?

According to arachnoboards: I'm guessing that it's that they don't generally prefer mushy surfaces that are soft and pliable, because they are less supportive and more likely to give way, causing a ...
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How can I clear spiderwebs in my path while hiking?

Spin a length of string or chain while hiking, so that it will destroy or be caught in any spiderwebs in front of you. Wear a clear plastic mask, perhaps.
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How can I clear spiderwebs in my path while hiking?

We get giant Banana Spiders here in Florida. They can span across the entire trail and though harmless can be a real pain. When going down trails that no one has used for months or years they are ...
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Eating huntsman spider

I think you will find that Timothy Bax is given to a bit of hyperbole. I did a quick search for spiders in South Africa - and it seems that there are a number of spiders that could potentially fit ...
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Can you identify this large brown spider with particular markings in Charleston, SC?

So I also posted this question on reddit, and got back a response, which seems correct, so I figured I'd go ahead and post an answer (although my stepdad gets credit for guessing correctly before ...
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Spider identification: possible false widow

The photo is clear, but unfortunately does not show the patterns on the upper surface that would make identification relatively easy. However, the location is definitely the sort of place that a comb-...
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What is the species of this green and orange spider?

I agree that it looks like a crab spider- they are super cool! The tend to hide on flowers (and can change color to match the flower) to pounce and prey upon visiting pollinators like bees, flies, and ...
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How can I clear spiderwebs in my path while hiking?

This is a somewhat lame answer, but I am often hunting off-trail and get spiderwebs in the face all the time. One day I just decided to decorate my face with any spiderwebs where I couldn't see a ...
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Eating huntsman spider

Similar things have happened before, in South America, but if the spider is poisonous, it may have some effect even when eaten. He was infested with worm parasites that had burrowed into his flesh ...
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How can I get rid of these spiders residing in my hallway?

I would suggest to get someone who is not afraid of spiders to relocate (or kill) them. In our family we always used the vacuum cleaner, just suck them up and be done with them. (But you may want to ...
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How can I get rid of these spiders residing in my hallway?

Get a reasonably powerful insecticide and spray it around the area. Repeat as needed. I like spiders myself and I would not do that but you should be able to live without being stressed. Have a friend ...
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Is this tick or spider?

Looks like female dog tick. But the truth be told ticks are part of the arachnid family so ticks are related to spiders. Kind of like the black sheep of the family I'd say LoL.
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