arbanitis

  1. Arbanitis sp. Gold sling

    Arbanitis sp. Gold sling

    One of 2 original sac slings
  2. Wild trapdoor burrow (Arbanitis)

    Wild trapdoor burrow (Arbanitis)

    Perfectly round entry, interior neatly clad in silk with little to no exterior webbing. May protrude 10mm-300mm above ground depending on the species. One of few primitive spider genus that will live in large open fields
  3. Wild trapdoor colony

    Wild trapdoor colony

    Arbanitis are hands down the most widespread and versatile genus I know. They occupy the entire east coast of Aus and live anywhere from rainforest to dry scrubland and arid hill tops to literally a ball toss away from the ocean shoreline
  4. Weekend haul

    Weekend haul

    They look similar, but 2 new Arbanitis sp. Top is sp. Kempsey "Brown" with dense wooly hair and prominent abdominal stripes and bottom is sp. Kempsey "Black" no leg hair or stripes
  5. Spider scar

    Spider scar

    An assymetrical light patch on the rear abdomen of this Arbanitis sp. Kempsey "Black"
  6. Arbanitis sp. Kempsey "Black"

    Arbanitis sp. Kempsey "Black"

    Another species found 20 minutes away from the one yesterday. This one lacks the extensive concentration of leg hair on legs 1-4 and has a much darker abdomen. A prominent "scar" is visible above her spinnerets
  7. Arbanitis sp. Kempsey side view

    Arbanitis sp. Kempsey side view

    You can see the floof
  8. Arbanitis sp. Kempsey

    Arbanitis sp. Kempsey

    Yet another different one we found on a trail today. Legs are very red compared to my others and the front legs are covered in curly hair
  9. Munch time

    Munch time

    Arbanitis sp. Gold with a large cricket
  10. The gold ring (feeding gif)

    The gold ring (feeding gif)

    Arbanitis sp. Gold with her ring shaped tunnel
  11. Arbanitis Sp

    Arbanitis Sp

    An update of the 4 slings @RezonantVoid sent me. Suspecting that 1 didn’t make it as I’ve only ever seen 3 burrows at the max at one time. This one pictured, I know for sure has moulted as it’s about 2x the size as it’s other siblings.
  12. Arbanitis sp. Tambourine feeding gif

    Arbanitis sp. Tambourine feeding gif

    Giant Tambourine trapdoor
  13. Arbanitis Longipes inside tube

    Arbanitis Longipes inside tube

    She peek
  14. Arbanitis sp. Gold

    Arbanitis sp. Gold

    Shiny girl #2 is alive and well. Currently my largest specimen from this genus (2" DLS)
  15. Arbanitis Longipes

    Arbanitis Longipes

    This little female has extended her above ground tube at least another 20mm
  16. Arbanitis sp. Gold

    Arbanitis sp. Gold

    My biggest female with the biggest attitude of all my Arbanitis specimens. 50mm DLS
  17. Arbanitis sp. Wooli in the wild

    Arbanitis sp. Wooli in the wild

  18. Arbanitis sp. Wooli newly housed

    Arbanitis sp. Wooli newly housed

    After sitting on my hand the entire trip home, this little sweetheart was happy to explore her new container
  19. Arbanitis sp. Wooli

    Arbanitis sp. Wooli

    This new specimen shows they grow much larger than I thought
  20. World's tiniest happy dance

    World's tiniest happy dance

    Arbanitis sp. Gold
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