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Question: what spider is this?

LuminecentLuminecent
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Hey sorry for the random question, but i really cannot find this anywhere on the internet. i used to encounter this spider, or thing a lot when i was younger, it would usually flock around an electric box outside in groups of thousands, its really creepy, i saw one today on my pillow and was really focused on trying to figure out what it was.

Desc:
- SUPER orange, like neon orange, maybe some red in there too, it was 100% orange and no other color was on it.
- SUPER tiny, like as small as a single grain of sand.
- Looks a lot like a crab, but i don't know

i would send a pic, but i killed it and its nothing but a stain of blood on my blanket now, unless you want to see that. the blood is more red then orange doe :)
Drakooon

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  • MushroomMurderMushroomMurder
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    Those could have been spider mites. They are these really tiny spider things that munch on plants if I recall:

    Top-10-Essential-Oils-For-Getting-Rid-Of-Spider-Mites.jpg
  • PetalmagicPetalmagic
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    Those could have been spider mites. They are these really tiny spider things that munch on plants if I recall:

    Top-10-Essential-Oils-For-Getting-Rid-Of-Spider-Mites.jpg

    Id have to agree, as we have a spider mite problem on our bushes in the yard, the description matches up to what I see on the driveway during the spring months.
  • LuminecentLuminecent
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    edited 4:09PM June 12, 2018
    it could be, the one's here are pure orange, while this one is a bit transparent, also it is not hairy. but in the end it could just be the environment that changes their looks so it is different here.
  • PetalmagicPetalmagic
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    Luminecent wrote: »
    it could be, the one's here are pure orange, while this one is a bit transparent, also it is not hairy. but in the end it could just be the environment that changes their looks so it is different here.

    and the one in the picture is a LOT closer up than the actual thing, which is why it might look different than what you see with the naked eye :P Again, I have a voracious spider mite problem in the bushes of my yard. Be careful of them around your plants, they can devastate them. (would take a picture but I don't have my phone on me right now)
  • LuminecentLuminecent
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    the problem is i never saw these around leafs, for me, they appear around places with a lot of electric current going on.
    Drakooon
  • BoyatachiBoyatachi
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    i think i know what you mean, but i do not know the name either xD
    Drakooon
  • DrakooonDrakooon
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    @Luminecent aaah... I commend you for observing it. Something as small as those would just crawl in my ear and we would call it a day.

    Here's a description:
    el613d.jpg

    ---Drakooon on mobile
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  • LuminecentLuminecent
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    YES!! @Drakooon this is what i was looking for, tysm!
    Drakooon
  • AmaranthineAmaranthine
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    I'm working outside for my internship this summer and I can't tell you how many of those things I've found crawling over me and/or my gear.
  • mmviimmvii
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    edited 7:30PM June 17, 2018
    Nice find Drak ;).
  • SumGieSumGie
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    I've been seeing them on my computer desk lately, which is strange because I usually find them on plants or stone.