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Arbanitis sp.

Tube spider species.

Arbanitis sp.
Rhino1, Sep 8, 2019
    • Rhino1
      @RezonantVoid this species builds quite long tubes at tree bases, around 200-300mm high.
      This is my largest Arbanitis now, her cephalothorax abdomen length is just on 40mm.
    • RezonantVoid
      That banding is spectacular!
      Out of curiosity, does she have a stronger yellow coloured shine than others you've seen? All the specifically tube building ones I've found so far have a much more yellow colour or brighter shine than other general ones, and I'm working on a theory that it could be a reliable way to isolate the tube builders from the ground diggers.
      As for the ID, without a list of species locales available to the public, I can do little more than say that the lack of dense hair on legs 3 and 4 means it's not the same species as my tube web. If such a list is around and Ive missed it, definitely let me know as Ive been dying for to ID most of mine as well
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    • Rhino1
      Yeah it's the only yellow species I've seen here and I love that banding, it's real chilled out and fairly calm. I will post a tube pic too.
    • RezonantVoid
      @Rhino1 that'd be great.

      The tube ones I've seen have a stronger yellow than even my other golden digging ones as well, let alone darker species. here's a quick comparison before I hit a no service zone,
      sp. Tambourine, general level of gold shine.

      My tube one under the same flashlight.
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