Not necessarily crypto, but anything involving giant spiders of yore are interesting enough to be blarghed about. Not to mention, they are xraying amber these days to find this stuff and generate models for us to look at. My spidey sense is telling me we are well on our way to a Jurassic Park/Cloverfield situation.
Basically, back in the 1800′s they found a sweet chunk of amber in which, at the time, they assumed this was a Huntsman spider, but didn’t really have a way of confirming that knowledge, plus “modern researchers thought it strange that such a large, active spider would get trapped in tree resin.” So this particular spider was probably quite slow, not all there, possibly the blight in his intelligent spider family’s tree.
Nowadays they have xray technology that makes it possible for us to make fun Youtube videos with the generated 3D image they capture.
If you had concerns about the Huntsman haunting your dreams at night, it has been said that they are not poisonous to humans, despite their large size. However, they do have an extremely painful bite, so please consider this before time traveling.