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Cuppencake

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This spider i found outside underneath an old aquarium. I also have one inside i keep as a pet but do not know the ID of it. I tried to enhance the picture because the background blended in with the spider.. However it is a dark brown with a velvety lookinh abdomen.
 

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Cuppencake

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Also should add that it makes really scattered webs all over its enclosure and from watching it id say it was arboreal because i put it in a terrestrial enclosure and it webbee at the top.
 

chanda

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I would really like a better look at her - particularly at her pedipalps - but from what I can see, both of her and of the type of webbing she is making, it looks like she might be one of the Filistatidae - possibly a Southern House Spider, Kukulcania hibernalis, or a close relative.

Example of webbing: http://bugguide.net/node/view/1244622

And examples of spiders:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/731236/bgimage
http://bugguide.net/node/view/730973/bgimage
http://bugguide.net/node/view/1235034
http://bugguide.net/node/view/1085570
 

Cuppencake

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My first guesswas going to be a k. Hibernilas. Ive owned several females of that species. The pedipalps arent very long. I should also probably add that i live in northwest florida. It does look like callobius sp. Except there are no markings on the abdomen. Its molted twice since being in my care & is currently in premolt. Ive had it for the past few months.. So id say its growing pretty fast.. The one in the picture had several egg sacs near it. Little white sacs. Anyways.. Let me know what you guys think. Thank you
 

Ungoliant

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My first guesswas going to be a k. Hibernilas. Ive owned several females of that species. The pedipalps arent very long. I should also probably add that i live in northwest florida. It does look like callobius sp.
I don't think it's a Kuk, but I'd like to see more pictures from different angles before attempting an ID.
 
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