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bullsnakes_rule 05-13-2006 06:19 AM

World's Largest???
 
Hello, all.

I have two questions:

1.) What is the world's largest WOLF spider? I know that Hogna carolinensis is the largest wolf spider in North America. However, I want to know what the world's largest wolf spider is.

2.) What is the world's largest TRUE spider?

I hope somebody on this board knows the answers to these questions because I am very curious.

By the way, I am interested in the large hunting spiders (the ones which don't make webs and actively hunt for their prey).

All replies are GREATLY APPRECIATED by me. Thanks again!

Take care,
Terry

John Apple 05-14-2006 07:45 PM

I can't answer that with any accuracy But for the U.S.A. Dolomides sp.'s can get to 4" legspan and 1.5-2" body length. I have caught many of these in Wisconson. Nephila clavipes can get to 5" in some large females , caught many of these in South Florida. Some Pholcus sp. can get a 3" leg span but only a 1/3" body.

Anybody else here ???

bullsnakes_rule 05-16-2006 06:07 AM

I sincerely appreciate your help, John.

Take care,
Terry


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