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Vietnamese bathroom spider
Location: Hue, Central Vietnam
October 21, 2010 6:26 pm
I have often seen this guy (or gal) and others like him in damp locations inside houses, in Hue, Vietnam. Legspan included, the largest ones are about 4 inches across.The legs, at the thickest section, can be up to 3/8 inch diameter, maybe more. I haven’t ever seen them in the bedroom or living room, so I take it they like moisture. I tried to post 2 photos, but kept getting a ”failed to send message, please try later” warning. The second photo showed that the spider’s legspan matches the length of a soapdish.
Signature: curious traveller

Huntsman Spider

Dear Curious Traveller [sic],
Your spider appears to be one of the Hunstman Spiders, most probably
Heteropoda venatoria, a species found in warm ports around the world that was introduced to many new habitats because of the importation of bananas.  They are nocturnal predators that feed upon cockroaches.

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