Please Id Strange Spider !!

Arachnophilist

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I found this thing in my crickets.. I took the piece of eggcrate and went to tap some crickets off when this thing ran across my finger and back to the underside of the eggcrate. so I wanted to know what it is.. it is about 1" across. sorry for the bad shots it doesnt stay still.




 

lucanidae

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Family Philadromidae, genus Thanatus, possibly Thanatus vulgaris.
 

Venom

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What is it with these things and cricket shipments? Every thread I see with "help, a spidey in my crix" is always this same species!! Weird...:?

And yes, Arachnophilist, luc' is exactly right on the ID.
 

Arachnophilist

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interesting.. I have never seen one of these before.. and it sure didnt seem to be happy to be with the crix! the weird thing is I got them from the pet store.. so it was just a dozen hand picked crickets and a piece of the eggcrate. anyways thanks very much for the ID.
 

KUJordan

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cool spider. it is very interesting because my friend matt (mechanical-mind) got one with his crickets from our local pet store too! crazy!
 
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