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Dave1969

Interesting

A very interesting new addition from the south coast of NSW. Some say Hexathelidae some say Dipluridae.
About 1.75" DLS (44 mm). Body about 21mm (might add a couple of mm after a decent feed).
If you want to breed them give the female a pretty big tank as im 99% certain she will try and eat the male. He needs plenty of room to escape. Definitely sign me ul for some slings
 
If you want to breed them give the female a pretty big tank as im 99% certain she will try and eat the male. He needs plenty of room to escape. Definitely sign me ul for some slings
I will have to get the collector to try chase up a male for this beauty and if that occurs I will definitely have you in mind.

Speaking to Dr Rowell via the Facebook, he has given me a task that should settle the Dipluridae/Hexathelidae question, which I have been able to confirm flicking through some of the papers as a good separator taking into account other distinctive characteristics and the recent (2018) clean up of the Hexathelidae family (Given how she was situated this morning before I left for work this would have been quite easy). Six spinnerets = Hexathelidae. Four Spinnerets = Dipluridae. Hopefully, she'll be similarly placed when I get home from work tomorrow
 
Sounds like a tricky task considering how bolty they are but hopefully it works out.


Giving my Australothele Nambucca female an adult T sized tank for breeding as she ate the male last time in the tiny sistema cubic she was in. Hoping for better luck this time around with more room for him to flee
 
Sounds like a tricky task considering how bolty they are but hopefully it works out.


Giving my Australothele Nambucca female an adult T sized tank for breeding as she ate the male last time in the tiny sistema cubic she was in. Hoping for better luck this time around with more room for him to flee
She was pressing ham this morning. If I had know that diagnostic then. It would have been easy. We'll see. If she is a diplurid she's probably an undescribed species. I've just checked through Raven (1984) none are given that region for their distribution. Probably the same for Hexathelidae. She appears a lot bigger than the described Paraembolides.
 
She was pressing ham this morning. If I had know that diagnostic then. It would have been easy. We'll see. If she is a diplurid she's probably an undescribed species. I've just checked through Raven (1984) none are given that region for their distribution. Probably the same for Hexathelidae. She appears a lot bigger than the described Paraembolides.
She also strikes me as having a more hairy abdomen than Paraembolides
 

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