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November 16, 2013
4:44 AM

Post #9710101

Can anyone tell me if any of these spiders are poisonous the red with white sack and the other black and abit of red
Because I see these in my back garden. Thank you

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Minot, ND

November 16, 2013
5:51 AM

Post #9710140

The first spider is Dysdera crocata, known as the woodlouse or slater spider - It has large fangs for its size, and can give one a painful (but not dangerous) bite if mishandled.
I cannot see the head end of the second spider clearly enough to be certain of an i.d.; it might another woodlouse spider or possibly a tube-web spider -
In either case, these are not dangerous to humans. Like nearly all other spiders, they have venom glands, and thus technically venomous. Very few spider species truly are dangerous to humans - see the 'sticky' on spider bites at the top of this forum. BTW, 'poisonous' usually refers to something that can harm you if you ingest it...

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