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 Post subject: Re: Spider ID needed
Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:23 am 
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]Hi All

I wonder if anyone can ID this guy I spotted on the road outside Croc Bridge:[img]

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 Post subject: Re: Spider ID needed
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:06 pm 
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I don't think he looks so much like a Lesser Baboon spider :hmz: He looks like one of the Spurred Trapdoor Spiders (family idiopidae). The size fits as these can get very big.


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 Post subject: Re: Spider ID needed
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:41 pm 
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BushKrazy wrote:
Thanks Moose. Looking up images of the spider it looks very likely it could be a spurred tunnel spider. The abdomen looks slightly smaller in my sighting but Im sure this good be for a number of reasons. Thanks again for the reply.


Well, one reason for the smaller abdomen could be that it is a male. particularly a young male that has recently sloughed its skin for the last time and not yet had a meal. That could have something to do with what it was doing, wandering around. Maybe it needs to establish new digs. (Just guessing!)


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