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Active trapdoor

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by Camman1983, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. Camman1983

    Camman1983 Arachnopeon Active Member

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    IMG_3939.JPG IMG_4002.JPG So I found a trapdoor in my garden a few months back. I had never had a trapdoor before so I decided to keep it and apart from watching it catch crickets was kinda a boring pet hole. Well I got home this morning and it appears to have left its hole and has been busy all night.
     
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  2. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoprince Active Member

    Nice find! Love the webbing.
     
  3. Camman1983

    Camman1983 Arachnopeon Active Member

    That webbing wasn't there yesterday, neither was the clump of goop and the spider was twice the size
     
  4. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoprince Active Member

    Looks like you have a female! Congrats! Hoping it's fertile.
     
  5. Camman1983

    Camman1983 Arachnopeon Active Member

    I hope so - it's certainly the most action I've ever seen from that container - still spinning web like crazy and every so often goes around the perimeter plucking the entire web. its pretty cool to watch
     
  6. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoprince Active Member

    Congrats! Know the species?
     
  7. Camman1983

    Camman1983 Arachnopeon Active Member

    Not with any level of certainty. I've tried running through the taxonomy key without much luck.
     
  8. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoprince Active Member

    Nevertheless, beautiful spider. Would love to see some of Australia's wildlife for myself.
     
  9. Camman1983

    Camman1983 Arachnopeon Active Member

    IMG_4005.JPG Well she's finished rolling her package up and is heading back down the hole
     
  10. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnoprince Active Member

    Awesome find.
     
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