Saturday, September 08, 2007

How to Mail a Spider?



We found not 1, but 2 large and menacing looking spiders on our ceiling the other night. We managed to capture both in a large plastic container. The heat outside and our opened door must have welcomed them into our abode.

After some research on the internet, we found a college where you can mail in your spider(s) for identification.

What are some of the rules for mailing your spider? This is a pretty good service for the curious.

  • Do not mail your spider in an envelope
  • Do not mail a live spider. To kill a captured spider, leave it in a freezer overnight.
  • Specify where was the spider captured (i.e. outside, in the house, in a sink, on clothing, ...etc)
  • Specify the town and county where the spider(s) were captured
  • If multiple spiders were captured on the same date and time, they can be mailed in the same container
We still have our 2 spiders so no harm has come to them in case you are a fan of spiders. We haven't quite figured what to do with them so they will remain our guests for awhile.

- AV

4 comments:

kml said...

Yikes! I once read some where that we humans swallow an average of 19 spiders a year in our sleep. Yours would be pretty hard to get down!

AVCR8TEUR said...

kml, I didn't know that. No wonder sometimes I wake up with a dry throat. :) I don't like bugs of any sort.

Scott said...

WOW, that is pretty spooky, those spiders look huge! It is a wonder that you guys caught them.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Scott, Yeah...luckily we saw them otherwise they would be lurking somewhere in the house now unbeknown to us.