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Photo#320953
Weaver or Jumper Family ? - Callobius pictus

Weaver or Jumper Family ? - Callobius pictus
Tutka Bay, Alaska, Kenai County, Alaska, USA
August 9, 2009
Size: 1/2 inch?on tent floor
Is this the Weaver or jumper family? What kind of bite? Found in my tent after I got up in the morning while camping in Tutka Bay 9 miles south of Homer Alaska (Katchemak Bay) on August 9, 2009.

Could have hitched a ride from former tent use in other areas of Kenai area? How long can survive without water and food? Tent left in boot of a car trunk as well parked in Soldotna,AK

Moved
Moved from Hacklemesh Weavers. From Rod Crawford: This one's clearly Callobius pictus, which is the clear winner for Alaskan spider most submitted to me by homeowners.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Spider.
I agree with the Balaban's identification, and will add that spiders are built to go long periods without food. Simply release the spider onto a tree trunk with lots of deep bark furrows; or into an old woodpile or rock wall with lots of crevices. These spiders hide in crevices and spin the web outward from that retreat. Nice of you to care about the arachnid's welfare! :-)

Looks to us to be
a Hacklemesh Weaver in the Amaurobiidae

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