very odd discovery

toxic667

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Last night i was feeding my suntiger who molted a couple weeks ago and i found another spider in the cage. it was not a tarantula. it was like the size of a nickel. I caught it and im keeping it in a gatorade bottle for now. Its got a black carapace, tan abdomen and red legs. I've never seen a spider like it before. my suntiger is still young and is about 3" now in leg span. i have absolutly no idea how the little spider could have gotten in the sun tigers cage because i didnt open the cage for a couple weeks (since she molted).

any ideas on what it could be?
 

toxic667

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that looks about right. only the carapace on mine is like jet black not the red colour. and how did it get in my tarantula cage?
 

groovyspider

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one that small could have slipped in on the "lip" of the cage when we had our 4 foot iguana sammy and his giant cage we had a prob were anoles slid in and well it was quite nasty mess to clean up
 

insect714

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one that small could have slipped in on the "lip" of the cage when we had our 4 foot iguana sammy and his giant cage we had a prob were anoles slid in and well it was quite nasty mess to clean up
lol I wish I had an "Anole" problem...Finally saw my first in the wild while in Oklahoma on a recent trip...
 

Envyizm

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Looks like a Urozelotes rusticus to me or something from Gnaphosidae family.
 

nhaverland413

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Trachelas. possibly T. tranquillis. I've found females sharing the same web hides. They've got great attitude for such a small spider.
 

toxic667

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any possibility this thing is really venomous? cuz it crawled on me and it coulda bit me LOL
 
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