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Porrhothele antipodiana eggsack

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by Baloo, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. Baloo

    Baloo Arachnopeon

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    A while ago, one of my Porrhothele antipodiana females made an eggsack, so I opened it four days ago.

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  2. cacoseraph

    cacoseraph ArachnoGod Old Timer

    nice looking myglas :)
     
  3. Baloo

    Baloo Arachnopeon

    Me and Metaldragon_boy took a closer look at the eggsack today.

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    A short video:
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  4. cacoseraph

    cacoseraph ArachnoGod Old Timer

    is that pattern on the abdomen in the setae or is it kind of like the retension of segmentation in the liphistiidae?

    i know in higher animals it is thought that the developing embryos sort of go through past evolutionary stages... could this be something similar?

    ooh, it's Hexathelidae. do you know what venom potency is like?
    edit: hmm, maybe not too bad? this website (http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/research/biodiversity/invertebratesprog/invertid/bites_stings.asp) says only the latrodectus in NZ are dangerous. and they have a listing for this mygla
     
  5. Source , like you say not too bad
     
  6. Baloo

    Baloo Arachnopeon

    I'm not at home for now, but I can look if I find anything in the papers when I get back home.

    No, it shouldn't be too bad.
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2006