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Crystal Caverns Spider (Nesticus furtivus) - Nesticus furtivus

Crystal Caverns Spider (Nesticus furtivus) - Nesticus furtivus
Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA
April 17, 2006
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Crystal Caverns Spider (Nesticus furtivus) - Nesticus furtivus Crystal Caverns Spider (Nesticus furtivus) - Nesticus furtivus

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Jonathan, hi!

Is this a strictly troglobytic species? How did you arrive at your classification? Unfortunately I have neither of the two papers I see listed for the species.

-Kevin

 
Confirmation
As far as I know (as I am not an expert on this Species), it has not been identified aboveground.

I am an employee of the caverns and have the paperwork describing the species, I also work at the cavern and lead wild cave expeditions, I was shown this spider by the Cave manager (Patty, who knows the guy who identified this species in the cavern).

Open this for details: PDF File

MARSHAL HEDIN1 & BOB DELLINGER2
1 Department of Biology, San Diego State University, San Diego, California 92182-4614, USA;
mhedin@sciences.sdsu.edu
2 North Cascades National Park, 7280 Ranger Station Road, Marblemount, Washington 98267, USA

 
Many thanks! That's more or l
Many thanks! That's more or less what I assumed (although it hadn't occured to me that caves have employees -- nice job).

Thanks, again, for the added details.

-Kevin

 
lol, your welcome :)
This one is a "Show Cave" not a purely "Wild Cave". Most caves do not have employees.

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