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Small- body as big as my pinkie fingernail, with 8 legs (it's an arachnid)- but walks on rear 6. First pair is very long and thin- whip-like) which it uses to feel its way around. Has pincers like a scorpion, but they are not as fearsome- looking.
Subtropical areas of Florida. This fellow(?) lives at the Ocala Discovery Center. His name is "Gomez"! :)
While it is NOT a true spider, it IS an arachnid, so I tagged it for the Spider Survey Mission. :) Gomez was not taken from the wild. We purchased him from Ken The Bug Guy, and was captive-bred. I will not normally take wild creatures from the wild.