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I'm trying to find spider spawners to gain experience on an SMP server. I've seen other players that have found 4 spawners near each other. Is there a trick to finding one or more?

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I'm assuming you mean cave spider spawners. The best way to find them is to search abandoned mine shafts. The abandoned mine shafts are generally tunnels 3 blocks high and 3 blocks wide and have wood blocks and fences creating frames around tunnel. They have minecart tracks, cobwebs and random chests placed in them.

Abandoned Mine Shafts - Minecraft Wiki

Also check out What's the best way to find Abandoned Mine Shafts?

Most notably is that you will find areas filled with cobwebs. This area has cave spider spawners. Sometimes you'll find spawners close together but finding 4 in the same area is pretty rare.

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It should be noted that the easiest way to find Abandoned Mine Shafts is from Ravines. I have yet to see a Ravine that doesn't have a AMS cutting through it. – Sonic42 Feb 2 '12 at 2:05

If you search abandoned mines, usually spider spawners have a massive amount of cobwebs around the area.

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Note that mineshafts contain cave spider spawners, which are poisonous on some difficulty levels. – John the Green Feb 3 '12 at 1:56

Get a mapper, such as minutor, and you will be able to load up your world and easily locate spawners. You will not be able to easily determine their type though as far as I'm aware.

Although slightly outdated, the answers to this question should help too.

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You can find them by mine rails, underground with lots of webs.

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