blue mountains funnelweb

  1. Hadronyche versuta

    Hadronyche versuta

    Newly rehoused sub-adult entering her starter burrow for the first time.
  2. Caramel Hadronyche sp.

    Caramel Hadronyche sp.

    After five weeks the Hadronyche sp. (versuta?) is still the colour of caramel sauce.
  3. H. versuta sex revisited

    H. versuta sex revisited

    Following "Scratchy's" trip down to Melbourne for a mating expedition. I decided to house the two remaining adult females that I collected at the same time. I held off on the housing because one of the females had molted. She molted into a male of the species. I present "Itchy" the male H. versuta.
  4. "Scratchy" on his way

    "Scratchy" on his way

    "Scratchy" (H. versuta) being packed for his breeding trip to Melbourne. I am told that he arrived safe and sound today. He will rest a little before his rendezvous with a girl called "Medusa".
  5. Hadronyche versuta new girl new molt

    Hadronyche versuta new girl new molt

    One of the three adult Blue Mountains funnel-webs (H. versuta; 1 male, 2 females) that I collected from the Southern Highlands of NSW during the week has decided to present a molt in her temporary housing. I guess I'll have to wait a little while to place her in something more permanent.
  6. H.Versuta rehoused

    H.Versuta rehoused

    First dorsal shot of her uncurled
  7. No chance of a happy dance

    No chance of a happy dance

    H.Versuta just introduced into her new enclosure
  8. Hadronyche Versuta

    Hadronyche Versuta

    Brand new and long anticipated species to my collection.