Delena cancerides

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Nice!
I saw they mentioned the Banana spider in this article and said it was Heteropoda venatoria, I thought banana spider was a 'nickname' for Proneutria fera (the brazilian wandering spider)?
 

Alex S.

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Delena cancerides is an awesome species.

The term "banana spider" can refer to both Heteropoda venatoria (common huntsman) and Phoneutria fera (Brazilian wanderer).

Alex S.
 

Wade

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In Florida, Nephila claviapes is also sometimes called a "banana spider"!

Wade
 

david

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GREAT PC

gOOD INFO AND PICTURE,i have herd this refered to as a giant crab spider.
 

invertepet

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Speaking of their handleability, I can attest -- Soon after Arachnophobia came out, I saw some news program with a guy (possibly one of the spider wranglers for the movie) playing with one. He could keep it on a long wooden dowel indefinitely by just flipping it over and over (it climbed to the top). Occasionally the spider would drop down on a strand of silk, so he would put hand under it and then deposit it back onto the dowel. Very docile species of Huntsman (unlike the others I've seen).

bill
 

johns

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Hi, Bill-



Any idea where one could acquire cancerides?



john
 
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