Most of them are beneficial and I have actually been known to bring then into the house to keep unwanted bugs under control. These wolf spiders aren't poisonous, but I'm sure the bigger they are the more a bite would hurt and sting. Jun 22, 2014 - Learn the difference between fishing, raft, and dock spiders compared to wolf spiders, and read about my personal encounter with a giant wolf spider… My Son lives in Texas and one of those big ones were in the sink in the bathroom. Trying to talk to two people at once is annoying at best. I found her while I was cleaning the garage. There are over 100 species of Fishing Spiders in the world and … Then kill the spider!" Dock spider (Dolomedes tenebrosus) on part of a wooden wharf in Ontario. I think what we used to call “field spiders” when I was growing up may be the same thing. Wolf spiders are plentiful in Texas. Very interesting hub. I remember I was at the front of the canoe and suddenly these giant spiders came crawling up around from my feet. Qty: Add to Wishlist. It has been my experience that spiders living in the ‘wild’ get much larger than more domestic spiders. Put on a headlamp and walk around at night looking at the grass and when you see what looks like diamonds and walk up to it you'll find that it's usually either a spider or a moth. So of course I had to research dock spiders, and sure enough, I found photos of dock spiders, sometimes called wharf spiders, or fishing spiders, exactly as Moonlake described -- sunning themselves on a pier! The large fishing spiders, including Dolomedes tenebrosus and Dolomedes scriptus are also sometimes called dock spiders or wharf spiders. Talk about being the black sheep (or spider) in the family. Copyright © 2000-2021 Dreamstime. I hope my followers will check it out, but like I said, there seems to be something weird going on with the sound. Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on January 16, 2014: I am not afraid of spiders but I don't really mess with them. I got over my fear of spiders after vacationing in Maine one summer when I was a kid. I did not usually drop package materials onto the floor and forget about them, and so I thought it odd the twine was just lying there in a loose coil. C E Clark (author) from North Texas on January 30, 2014: Shyron, thank you for reading this article, commenting, and voting/sharing it, too. Another example of a dock or fishing spider. As this huge hairy spider moved across the floor. The spider in my apartment was much bigger than average, but as to how many get that big in the wild is anyone's guess. Shyron E Shenko from Texas on March 25, 2014: I came back to share this again, because it is so imformative and useful. I know when I'm wore out from lack of sleep I'm a wreck, and it makes everything I must deal with more difficult, so I can identify and sympathize with your trouble sleeping. At first they were a put-off to say the least. Dangling their front legs in the water allows the spiders to feel vibrations as their prey approaches. The biggest spider I had ever seen was perhaps the size of a fifty-cent piece. I saw the wolf spider and it was just 24 inches from my eyes and about that same distance from my husband's eyes. Good to see you again. I am sharing this with HP followers and on Facebook. Ha! It appeared to be a short piece of twine loosely curled up as though it had been dropped there after being removed from a package. I know that Moonlake lives in Northern Wisconsin. Lunkerhunt Phantom Spider – Weedless Fishing Lure with Realistic Design, Weighs ¼ oz, 2” Length Brand: Lunkerhunt. I didn't realize until my husband came home from work and tried to kill the spider that it was there. When I was finally off the phone I went into the living room and my husband was standing there and he asked me if I wanted to put the spider in a jar or something to keep it. Download preview. One afternoon as I was going from our spare bedroom where my office and exercise equipment were, to the master bedroom, then to the living room and kitchen, going about my daily chores, I noticed what appeared to me to be a very loose pile of twine. So that he would stop talking to me right then I told him to just kill it. Wolf spiders easily blend into their favorite habitat as a rule and so they are not readily noticeable. Well done...so thorough and thanks to Moonlake for giving you the idea for this, Au Fait. You might want to check out the sound on that intro video. I thought that spiders only drank the blood of their prey. Like … I know they have their purpose, but I hate spiders. Wolf spiders are very good for keeping other even less desirable things at bay. Some will wait for passing prey in or near the mouth of a burrow.”. me) at HP are sending you our best wishes for a good outcome as you work through this very difficult time. The most common we have are huntsmen which are much like wolf spiders but seem to grow bigger and are less aggressive, daddy long legs and black house spiders. Very interesting subject matter that I hope never to see up close and personal in our home. I took some photos of wolf spiders on my front porch with their round ball-shaped burrow. Horrible thoughts really. It`s bite is generally not dangerous to humans. Those pictures you've used with the spiders crawling on people are really creepy. Mackenzie Sage Wright on January 14, 2014: I would have been totally freaked with a spider that big. Creatures that are exceptionally large or small, with 3 eyes instead of 2, two heads instead of one. Wall to wall carpet, central heat and air, and all the food it could eat, etc. False scorpions occur worldwide except in cold regions. The spider was doubtless aware of me, but thankfully I didn't know about it. They rarely attack unless they are a female guarding young. C E Clark (author) from North Texas on March 15, 2014: Deborah-Diane, thank you for stopping by and commenting! I've never been to. I had to check out your wind scorpion since I've never heard of them before, and I have to say they look pretty formidable. The most popular spider control product for use around water is Essentria IC3. No, I really can't sleep when it's so hot, but otherwise all is moving along. Fishing spiders, also called dock or wharf spiders, like to live in waterfront properties near lakes, ponds, marshes, reservoirs, rivers, streams, and woods. I have daymares -- the opposite of nightmares, because I am awake when I think of them. They get up to 3.5" long and 3/4" wide or so. It belongs to the Pisauridae family of spiders. It was the legs I had seen in the near dark that to me resembled twine. I'm going to blame you! Dock spiders, are more commonly called fishing spiders, maybe because they can dive under the water and ‘fish’ for their food. . I have sent you an email to the email address connected to your HubPages account. Very much appreciate the votes and share too. As it crawled slowly up the screen, I wondered if it could see me, so I touched the glass inside and it fell, so I guess it can. It's hard to imagine that they could, but I haven't done the research, so maybe certain kinds of spiders in some countries do get that big. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf_spider. They also come on land to lay eggs. 7 Reviews . Even though spiders are arachnids, I am going to post this hub to my butterflies and insects board. C E Clark (author) from North Texas on March 14, 2014: WriterJanis, thank you for stopping by. Because they're so close to the water, floating docks produce more consistent and darker shade. C E Clark (author) from North Texas on January 07, 2015: DeborahDian, thank you for checking this article out! First of all I would like to say wonderful blog! They are plentiful here in North Texas. they bite hard. When I say larger, I mean about three inches or so in diameter, legs and all. OK, I had to read this, but flashing past the photos...when reading I put my hand up to block them. Be sure to read about my meeting with Ms. Wolf Spider if you didn't get that far. The huge one in my apartment was enough for a lifetime. They keep the other bugs down and the bigger individuals will actually kill mice (mainly the babies) and other somewhat larger unwanted creatures. Is that true? Shyron E Shenko from Texas on January 13, 2014: Au fait, as the song goes "I don't like spiders and snakes" but your article is great, I see small spiders not many in the house, and they are wolf spiders, the editor of the newspaper use to play with them, she would have them on her desk and you always had to look before sitting down. I enjoyed your hub and thanks so much for the mention of my hub and link to it. As I said in the text here, I regret not even taking a picture. Some of the cockroaches here (tree roaches) are bigger than my car too! Favoured habitats include shorelines with dense plants or man-made structures (like boat houses), and within forests, under rocks, logs and in tall plants. And I have never experienced seeing wolf spiders such as you have seen in Texas. So he released it in the undeveloped lot next door, and we went on our way. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Dolomedes tenebrosus includes 3 countries and 33 states in the United States. (Be sure to watch the short video provided showing how their eyes can shine at night.). Sign in to suggest organism ID. They are also called wharf spiders or fishing spiders. Glad you enjoyed! I used to dislike spiders but because there are so many where we live now I have learnt to live with most of them. DDE, thank you for reading and commenting on this article. Most of our field spiders were not much larger than a fifty-cent piece, but on rare occasions I saw some that were perhaps one and a half to two inches in diameter, including leg span. Why would the boots only stun one of those spiders if it were hit? A storm had blown through during the evening and in the morning I went down to the dock to check the boats. Sightings Overview. It belongs to the Pisauridae family of spiders. The steel-toed boots thrown hard against it had little affect, although it was at least unconscious. Deborah-Diane from Orange County, California on March 10, 2014: With people cleaning up their boats and getting ready to enjoy them this spring, many of them will want to know more about these spiders, so I thought I would share this again. This is a closeup of the eyes of a dock spider also known as a fishing spider or dolomede. C E Clark (author) from North Texas on March 31, 2014: rebeccamealey, thank you for stopping by. This was how the wolf spider's legs appeared in the dark hallway of my apartment, slightly hairy. The eyes of dock spiders (also 8 of them) are arranged differently and I have provided photos of both so my readers can compare them. As the colder weather approaches they may also seek shelter in more protected areas such as boat houses, cottages or even homes in order to hibernate. It was about 6 PM and I was in the kitchen on the phone with someone. Hopefully I will have answered your question in that email. Here in N. Texas most scorpions are fairly small, but their sting is still pretty painful. I have considered publishing a book, but on a different subject. They can run across the surface of a pool or stream and actually dive and remain submerged … are all arthropods. During the course of researching this article I learned that dock spiders sometimes live quite a ways inland. The Dock spider is commonly found in cottage country throughout Canada and the United States. Paul Richard Kuehn from Udorn City, Thailand on January 29, 2016: Thank you very much for sharing your story about dock spiders and your encounter with the giant wolf spider. I can live with the idea that some of the 3-4" diameter spiders were living with me, but that humongous spider is another matter. When I was looking for some good videos I had a hard time watching some of them. ICAST 2019 Best Freshwater Soft Lure Winner! Thank you for your kind compliment and for the vote and share. Oh Lord, and can you imagine how tall it would have been standing at full attention? Thank you again for your kind response. And they were big. The main difference between spiders and crustaceans is that crustaceans are aquatic (live in the water at least part of the time) and have 2 sets of antennae. (Some have been known to catch small minnows and are called fishing spiders.) Wolf spiders are actually good spiders, not poisonous, though sometimes their bite can cause necrosis. I cannot imagine having one on my face like the man in the one photo does!!!! :). It is Canada`s largest spider and it`s fangs are large enough to break human skin. I've never seen a spider's eyes shining in the dark that I am aware of, and it's not on my bucket list. It is certainly hot this year! Yes, we grow them big here in Texas. This man studies spiders and loves them. The huge wolf spider was clearly helping to rid us of cockroaches, but it was really a little too big for my liking. Being a landlubber originally from Wisconsin, that was large from my perspective, but wait until I tell you about the day I met their momma! Shyron E Shenko from Texas on January 15, 2014: William15, thank you for stopping by. Hope you are managing to stay cool down there in Houston. From the photos and information I found on dock spiders, they do indeed get very large. It's not easy because people don't want to be bothered with reading nowadays. My students are coughing and sneezing all over me so I suppose it's just a matter of time . I'm not surprised to hear about monster spiders in the South because spiders love heat, usually dry heat, but some don't mind humidity either. It not only bit me but black and blued my finger. We went out on a canoe and there were "dock" spiders in the canoe. The one in my apartment wasn't afraid of me and acted like it was used to me. Nursery Web Spiders, Raft Spiders, Dock Spiders. Dock spiders or “fishing” spiders are a big part of the cottage experience in Canada and the United States. Will share this on HP, G+ and give this a tweet. As big as a dog? I always look forward to it when you have a new article here. Thank you for the votes and she also. That worried me a little . They were less inclined to run for their lives with my new attitude and so they remained more convenient to eliminate. If at first you don't succeed, try and try harder. Remember, the wind brings in bait fish. . John Hansen from Queensland Australia on March 15, 2014: Hi Au-fait, nice to meet you. fishing or dock spider Dolomedes sp. He asked if I was sure he should do that, and I thought he must surly have lost his mind. I will quickly dispatch any poisoners ones such as funnel-webs or red backs(black widows), but most others I can live with. Wow, that spider you had in your apartment sounds massive, bigger than a plate..scary. To my knowledge, there are no spiders that big in Wisconsin. I love this article. It is insects on our docks or cabins that bring them to these places. Her husband hesitated between the two, not sure which one to take care of first. Not all spiders make webs. I mean, a leg span of over 12 inches and the legs were 7-8 inches long, so at full alert it would have stood over 10 inches tall. Mothers are known to exhibit aggressive behavior when carrying their egg sacs. C E Clark (author) from North Texas on May 01, 2014: Thank you Peggy W for pinning this article. During their active periods they tend to hide in corners and crevices … A few have hitched rides to various parts of the world by ship and the odd one can be found along coasts around the world where ships dock, but they are not common outside of Australia. https://cottagelife.com/outdoors/wild-profile-meet-the-dock-spider Voted up and shared. My husband had gone for his after-work shower, but became distracted. To say I was ready to go home that very minute would be an understatement. Floating docks can be a little more reliable at times, especially on lakes with a winter drawdown where the shade of a pole dock moves a lot throughout the day. You know, the hollowed out bodies of cockroaches. Thank you Au Fait happy St. Patrick's Day. I was born and grew up in Central Wisconsin and I had never seen a “huge spider,” in all the time I lived there. C E Clark (author) from North Texas on March 19, 2014: Silva Hayes, thank you for taking time to share your daughter's experiences with big spiders/scorpions. Here are some fishing spider facts pulled from Chris’s post: Dock spiders are closely related to wolf spiders; Two species, Dolomedes tenebrosus and Dolomedes scriptus are the common ‘dock spiders’ These spiders, especially the full-grown females, are the largest (native) spider … Thank you WiccanSage for reading and commenting on this article. with water comes water spiders. The Dock spider is commonly found in cottage country throughout Canada and the United States. See All Options for This Item. Did you find you had a bigger cockroach problem after the spider left? diogenes from UK and Mexico on January 14, 2014: That was in all probability a Giant Huntsman Spider. I remember taking in the size of it and it's horrific all over again every time I think of it. whose venom can kill an adult human, people are getting a bit spider conscious here. I DID have an encounter I'll never forget. Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 21, 2018: I have yet to see any spiders of that size pictured here and have to say that it is just fine with me. I also think they are more likely to survive winters in warmer climates and live to grow bigger the longer they live. LOL. Fishing spiders, such as the brownish-gray fishing spider, Dolomedes tenebrosus, are often found near or in water, but they also hunt in forests and, apparently, near my tools. Nous recevons toutes les cartes de crédit importantes de France. I never wore shoes inside our apartment and to this day do not wear shoes when I am at home. I just prefer them a bit smaller than my car. If it was truly that large, there's not much else it could have been. Dolomedus Tenebrosus? The ‘field spiders’ that were truly out in the fields near the marshes and in the woods were larger than those closer to our house. . They eat insects, tadpoles, small fish, small vertebrate animals, and they can skate on the water as well as dive under it for a meal! I had never heard of dock spiders before. Hope the job goes well and that you like it. I don't think even one of those huge pickle jars they have for parties would have been big enough, but we didn't have one so it didn't matter. Our apartment was infested with wolf spiders and so it doesn't seem extraordinary to me that one or more of them grew up to be quite large in a safe environment that provided plenty of food. Less expensive than tarantulas and fewer issues with allergies most of the time. I suspect if the spider had been standing and alert, its legs fully extended, it would have been bigger in diameter than a charger plate; the sort of plates used as a base under a dinner plate at a very formal event. It's the first time I've heard about the subject you mentioned so I'm cogitating on it. Tarantulas do climb and may be in trees. I nearly reached down to pick the twine up with the intention of putting it in a garbage can, but something stopped me from doing that. There is no way to know for sure how long it had been living in our apartment, but it seemed unafraid of us. He came into the kitchen and asked me, “Did you see that big spider in the hallway?”, I hate when someone tries to talk to me while I am on the phone trying to listen or talk to someone else. I know people here in town who have them in sections of their yards. I can admire spiders for their beauty but I do not like to share my space with them. Possums love them. Thankfully, I have never encountered a wolf spider in the dark. Great hub. . 2 Species ID Suggestions +2. Now I wish I had taken a picture, because people who study and work with wolf spiders swear they never get bigger than five inches in diameter at the most. They molt (shed skin), brood their young, and hibernate in silken nests. They use their silk to hold them to keep from falling when they climb. I have an adult female fishing or "dock" spider, named Fuzzy, who has an egg which will hatch hundreds of baby spiders. Find high-quality stock photos that you won't find anywhere else. The wolf spiders in their various sizes continued to appear with regularity for almost a year before I met their mama. All rights reserved. .. Shyron E Shenko from Texas on July 18, 2015: I saw a huge "Wolf" spider yesterday at the end of the trolley rail, I know because it looks just like one of your pictures. It is Canada`s largest spider and it`s fangs are large enough to break human skin. I'm sorry to take so long to respond, but I only found your question in my spam folder this morning -- along with the comments of many other people. He was standing at the end of a dock, fishing, when a large dock spder jumped off the water, bit him on the lip and jumped off before he could react. Here are some interesting facts about these amazing cabin residents. You should gather collections of your articles, revise and expand on them and publish them to be sold on Amazon, using CreateSpace and KindleDirectPublishing. I just did not make such a big production out of it. Kill the scorpion first! But fear of spiders is one of those irrational things and I know so many people who cannot stand being near even a tiny one. KarenSaxton 9 years ago. So I think wolf spiders and spiders generally like a warmer climate. No share buttons visible at the moment. It blended in well with the carpet in the darkness. Something that happened everyday that I thought was odd -- there would be a small pile of cockroach husks on the floor under the dining room table every morning. I don't mind the nice ones since getting to know them better. They are also called wharf spiders or fishing spiders. We also had black snakes, including coral snakes, barn cockroaches that flew and roaches in the house ewwwww! Dock spiders are expert hunters. This species is from the genus Dolomedes, the fishing spiders. 4.4 out of 5 stars 897 ratings | 6 answered questions Amazon's Choice recommends highly rated and well-priced products. Thanks so much for sharing this one. Shyron E Shenko from Texas on June 13, 2014: Au fait, I don't tend to get to chummy with spiders, but I had to come here to read this again as I am at my computer and I see a hugh spider outside on the screen and wondered what kind it is. CMHypno from Other Side of the Sun on January 14, 2014: What an amazing spider it must have been! Dolomedes do not build webs to capture prey. Unlike insects, spiders have no antennae or wings, only 2 body segments (insects have 3), 8 legs (insects have 6), and fangs (insects have mandibles or jaws). . I guess this spider got freakishly big because it had a cushy life. I questioned Moonlake about those “huge spiders” in the comment I left on her article, and she told me about dock spiders, something I had never heard of before. An English Mastiff? Not pretty, IMO. If we can capture them we put them outside. C E Clark (author) from North Texas on March 25, 2014: Good to know you won't forget us here, Sam. I'm just glad I didn't see that huge spider for what it was before my husband got home. Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on December 18, 2014: O yes...you almost had an encounter you would never forget!!! It was too dark in the hallway to identify it and that is why I described it as looking like loosely coiled twine. False Scorpions -- resemble true scorpions but have no tail and are only 1 to 7.5 mm (0.04 to 0.3 inch) long. I could not understand why he kept on about the spider. Click on it if you do and find out what it's called. I was much more relaxed and laid back as I found an acceptable object and squashed the spider. Now when I think back about that afternoon and what would have happened if I had reached down and picked up what I thought was twine, my blood curdles just a little. Not many days left to this year! So you can see the scene of me going crazy...I also noticed at night when I'd check on the horses a wolf spiders eyes would reflect. 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