Heteropoda venatoria
(Huntsman Spider)

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I have no idea all i know is this guy was bigger than my hand

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Hi. This is a female giant crab spider,AKA huntsman spider, Sparassidae family,Heteropoda venatoria species.
One of my favorite spiders, quite harmless. Good bug catchers and fast enough to run down those huge cockroaches.
Quite a challenge to catch, but gentle giants. They are called cane spiders in Hawaii.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/6930
I love their white mustache, had a male live in my room a couple months near Lakeland.
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