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Dave1969

Australothele sp

My curtain-web fresh from the molt. Exuvia disappeara - on the web at night gone in the morn.

Australothele sp
Dave1969, Oct 21, 2019
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    • RezonantVoid
      They are molt hoarders, you gotta be quick with grabbing them before it goes in the stash
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    • Dave1969
      I was going to grab the molt when I first saw it last night. It was hanging near the top of her web. I could have grabbed it easily without much damage to her beautiful web. Nonetheless, I left it until the morn and now it's gone. I suspect she's dragged it, away from her regular web basking spot, and into the spagnum moss at the back - where she quickly drags her prey. Alas, this one's in the stash.
    • RezonantVoid
      @Dave1969 Australothele Nambucca also are notorious for doing this, and every wild web Ive found always has a crunched pile of exuviae and probably eaten males hidden in a chamber or at the back of the web, closest to the entry
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    • Dave1969
      @RezonantVoid, I'll just have to be quicker next time. It'll be tough. She's quick and, gram for gram, quite strong. I might need to start a program.
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