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Mario Decossio, Contributor
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Mario Decossio
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lockport,louisiana,united stated of america

I like to identify spiders, I am learning as I go. I am currently studying the genera Tegenaria,Steatoda,Hogna,and Araneus. I'm still relatively new at this (Just started helping others with ID requests last year) but would like to start contributing to the bugguide community.I currently reside in southeastern louisiana, where I can see lots of fascinating wilflife, including spiders.I also like to collect coins, bird watch, and grow plants. I am also one of the few members here who will accept ID requests from outside the united states of america.
You can keep a spider, but can you truly own a spider?