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    I'm with you mate....why dont they arrive here .....trip to Sainsburys methinks
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    Looks like Sparassidae to me

    Bit stupid putting the spider on the back of your hand if you're not sure what it is though

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    Its definitly a hand Phil
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    i think its great looking spider, deffo gonna keep my eye's open when i next walk past the bannana's in my local morrisons.

    having a rough idea of what this spider is i dont think i'd be too happy having it on my hand though.

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    looking at the photograph and given the hystory of how it ended up in west yorkshire i'd say its a Phoneutria sp cant tell the sub-spesies from the picture though.

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    This was in my town! First i have heard of it. Shouldn't of sent it to del monte. Should of sent it to Casa del Stigg instead.
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    This is what our local paper has to say on this matter

    http://www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/news...der.5700114.jp
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    Quote Originally Posted by wayne balcombe View Post
    looking at the photograph and given the hystory of how it ended up in west yorkshire i'd say its a Phoneutria sp cant tell the sub-spesies from the picture though.
    It's certainly not Phoneutria spp.

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    when you look at the picture of this spider on the back of this guy's hand it does apear to be Phoneutria spp, in the other picture from the local newspaper article it does look like sparassidae but the two pictures though taken from different angles seem to show two different spiders.

    take the dark sripe running down the palps in the first photograph, this doesn't seem to be present in the second, also from the first photograph you can see a little yellow colouring peeking out from the underside of the anterior pair of legs which again is not present in the socond photo though you should be able to see better from that angle. in the first picture the legs extend from the carapace as they would with phoneutri but the second picture indicates the "crab" like positiong of sparassidae.

    if this spider had been positively identified as Phoneutria spp i dont think the media would release that information and ASDA would most certainly try to keep a lid on it.

    can you imagine the uproar!! news flash!! "worlds deadliest spider found in local Supermarket fruit" i think not. its a cover up lol.

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