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Tube spider ...tube.

Arbanitis sp.

Tube spider ...tube.
Rhino1, Sep 8, 2019
    • Rhino1
      @RezonantVoid, these guys survive in the rocky areas of the creekbed, the open areas have been destroyed by cattle, the embankments get churned up by feral deer species and any habitat that isn't rocky along the creek has been ripped up by feral pigs. The more time I spend in the field the more I realise how little disturbance is needed to totally wipe out a species out of an area
    • RezonantVoid
      @Rhino1 yea unfortunately that's how it goes with short range endemics, Ive seen it happen in Grafton too. I will say though, Arbanitis are probably the most stubborn, resilient genus I know. Hopefully the disturbance hasn't impacted the other surrounding species too drastically.

      Looks like the same kind of plant stem the Coramba ones prefer to build against, and about the same height too. The ones there were on an embankment along a long, windy driveway, the owner could only find 3 tubes though and we could only successfully capture the one girl to study. Still curious as to why they build them in the first place
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    EXIF Data

    File Size:
    908.1 KB
    Mime Type:
    COOLPIX P500
    Date / Time:
    2019:09:08 14:07:53
    Exposure Time:
    10/300 sec
    ISO Speed Rating:
    ISO 200
    Focal Length:
    4 mm

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