The Spider Control Rod is an item that appears in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
- During the Hard Answers quest, the rod can be stolen from Calcelmo's Laboratory, located within the Dwemer Museum in Understone Keep, Markarth.
- At the top of the stairs in the first room on the left, the Spider Control Rod can be found sitting on a table.
The Spider Control Rod shoots a beam of energy which Aicantar's Spider walks towards. As the spider cannot be interacted with aside from the use of the Spider Control Rod, it does not seem possible for the spider to move outside of the laboratory area. The only other use is during the quest "Hard Answers," using the spider as a way to sneak past the hallway filled with poisonous gas. The rod has no apparent function beyond this.