Unidentified

Picture ID 131724

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

found in basement. Looked almost clear.

  • Submitted by: 
    Usdcrs
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2020
  • Photographed: Nov 12, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Cincinnati/Amelia, Ohio, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Basement or Cellar
  • Found in web?: Yes
  • Attributes:
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TangledWeb

Sorry, your Cellar Spider (that’s really the common name) is dead or dying from a parasitic fungus. The Fungus uses some live spiders that live in cool dark environments as a host to replicate in and as a “zombie” vehicle for transmission. Zombie hosts have had a parasite take advantage of their nervous system and are moved like puppets. The various host species of animals are manipulated by various parasites to act against the animals’ innate drive for survival. It usually involves the host putting itself in full view of predators and too close too other animals. Zombie fish leap… Read more »