Tiny black spider in with crickets

Lachlan Richardson

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So I discovered this tiny black spider with white stripes on his back that's set up shop with a tiny web in with my crickets. I'm just curious if anyone can I.D the little guy. Also curious as to how he got into the cricket tub considering it has a lid. Hard to see from the picture because he is quite small.
 

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this reminds me of a friend who discovered a frog had moved into her beetle breeding box when the population started declining.
 

Lachlan Richardson

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Yeah sorry hard to get a decent photo with an iPhone haha after a bit of reading it turns out it could actually be a juvenile female redback spider. Haven't found anything that matches the description?
 

Lachlan Richardson

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Yeah they do. But can be found indoors sometimes, and could have been tempted by the cricket box which did have a bit of old veg in there. Think I'm just hopeful since I think they're super cool and have never seen a juvenile one before haha ha
 

TheSpiderChick

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Yeah sorry hard to get a decent photo with an iPhone haha after a bit of reading it turns out it could actually be a juvenile female redback spider. Haven't found anything that matches the description?
Well, it does have the right body shape for a Latrodectus (Redback). It's really hard to see the details, so without a clearer photo, there is no way to tell, really.
Is it definitely a male, does it have male palps?
Do you still have the spider? Is it still the same size or has it molted? Just curious.
 
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