Subject: My Baja Roomate
Location: La Ventana, Baja California Sur, Mexico
December 11, 2013 9:47 pm
I’m guessing from your other photos that this may be a female Huntsman spider. The location is La Ventana, Baja California Sur. If she indeed kills cockroaches, maybe we should let her stay. Is she poisonous?
This is indeed a Huntsman Spider or Giant Crab Spider, probably in the genus Olios. Most all spiders have venom, but very few are considered dangerous to humans. This Huntsman Spider poses no threat to you. It is doubtful that you will be bitten if you allow the spider to cohabitate with you, but a bite may occur if you carelessly handle the spider. Female Spiders defending eggs can get aggressive.