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Postby Rascal » 26 Nov 2003, 16:20

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Postby almas john » 26 Nov 2003, 16:20

Sandman, was it a Dolomedes raptor?? These are common in Taiwan.
http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~vp6m-bn/066aoguro.htm

Here's one for Wolf. It is also common here. (anyway, it's in "A guide to Common Spiders of Taiwan" by Chen Shyh-Hwang

http://habitatnews.nus.edu.sg/guidebooks/spiders/text/Pardosa_pseudoannulata.htm
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Postby sandman » 26 Nov 2003, 16:46

Sandman, was it a Dolomedes raptor?? These are common in Taiwan.

Almost certainly, although the ones I usually see around the house and yard are much greyer than the one in your pic and with a less plump abdomen.
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Postby Chewycorns » 26 Nov 2003, 16:49

Rascal,

Maybe you were mud-rolling with some midgets.


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Postby JeffG » 26 Nov 2003, 17:04

Rascal,

I've seen something similar to what you have described, and sometimes see it and then look around, sure enough a cockroach is running around.
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Postby almas john » 26 Nov 2003, 17:11

http://www.cpami.gov.tw/ymsnp/animal/fotos/64446afoto.htm

Sandman, this is a Pardosa takahashii; it is common in China, Japan and Taiwan.
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Postby sandman » 26 Nov 2003, 17:53

almas john wrote:http://www.cpami.gov.tw/ymsnp/animal/fotos/64446afoto.htm

Sandman, this is a Pardosa takahashii; it is common in China, Japan and Taiwan.

We'll have to start calling you bugman. That's exactly the kind I usually see.
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Postby Rascal » 26 Nov 2003, 18:29

I've seen something similar to what you have described, and sometimes see it and then look around, sure enough a cockroach is running around.

I guess I am moving out then. ;)

Thanks all, I will buy some WMD and get rid of whatever it is.
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Postby Huang Guang Chen » 26 Nov 2003, 18:39

Thanks all, I will buy some WMD and get rid of whatever it is.


Good luck Rascal, I hear that stuff's quite difficult to find. :lol:

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Postby Rascal » 27 Nov 2003, 10:58

HGC: :lol:

The Horror continues

Guess I need to go back and fill you in on a few details first: I found said droppings in my wardrobe, at the bottom of the compartment where I hang my jackets. As well I stored an empty toiletry bag (for travelling) and my video-camera bag there (with the camera and accessories inside).
Naturally I checked the inside of the bags but couldn't find anything inside of them. I took them out however and cleaned up the mess, also washed all the clothes in the wardrobe even though there was no indication that the 'monster' had been anyway else. Yet I couldn't stand the thought of something crawling around my shirts and towels.
Anyway, no further droppings where found in the wardrobe since then but when I walked into the living room this morning I notices two tiny grains beside the camera-bag which I 'quarantined' there in open space.
Hah, dead giveaway I thought and turned it upside down and found .... heart pondering ... a mean cockroach hidding in one of the small pockets.
It did give me this cute "I am harmless and innocent" look but I know no mercy when it comes to non-paying tenants, so I hit the bag a few times and the thing felt out. Wasn't really a big one, just ~1cm long but rather fat, and I stepped on it about 20 times - just to make sure.

Puh, what a relief - no pack of spiders luring at night and waiting for their opportunity, "just" a disguisting cockroach ... :D
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