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Spider ID [a: Cheiracanthium spider]

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  1. prosper23

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    Is this just a regular spider? That don't bite? Lol

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    prosper23 - 1 hour ago  » 
    Is this just a regular spider? That don't bite? Lol

    All spiders bite. That's what the mouth parts are for. Not all penetrate your skin. Not all have medically important venom. Members of 1 family of spiders do not produce venom. All spider have external digestion that begins when the spider vomits up digestive enzymes from its midgut into the secured prey. Sometimes certain species masticate the prey. Sucks up the liquid and repeats this until it's satisfied with the results, then tosses out or carries the undigested material elsewhere and leaves it. Your picture isn't close enough for a specific ID. It is a male spider, probably a species of Cheiracanthium. These spiders are looking for places in which to overwinter. Constructs a silken retreat, often in corners in in crevices. Although adult might be looking for females and might die. Females overwinter and produce egg sacs in spring.

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