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Potentially A New Species of Funnel-Web Spider Found In Booderee National Park NSW

 

Funnel-Web Spider
Funnel-Web Spider

 

Funnel-Web Spider

 

It has been reported yesterday that scientist from the Australian National University has stumbled upon a new species of the Funnel-Web Spider in Jervis Bay NSW.

 

What is remarkable is that the 5 cm female Funnel-Web Spider is roughly 25 to 30 years old and was found burrowed in a rotting log.

 

It is reported that Dr Wallenius believes that the Funnel-Web spider like is to be that of the tree dwelling spider and not the common ground dwelling spider.

 

Dr Wallenius is hoping that they can do genetic testing on the Funnel-Web Spider to see if the spider found is in fact that of the Funnel-Web species.

 

Source of information ABC

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-08/potentially-new-funnel-web-spider-species-found-near-jervis-bay/6758552

 

Further Reading

Funnel-Web Spiders

Ground Dwelling Spider Treatment Sydney

What are Ground Dwelling Spiders

Ground Dwelling Spider Treatments Sydney

 

Ground Dwelling Spider Treatments Sydney
Ground Dwelling Spider Treatments Sydney

 

What is a ground dwelling spider?

 

Ground dwelling spiders are spiders that live on the ground either in burrows or cracks and crevices of buildings, trees, bushes, rocks, etc. Some ground dwelling spiders do have the ability to spin trip lines such as the funnel web spider and trap door spiders.

 

What spiders belong to the ground dwelling family?

 

  • Funnel web spiders
  • Wolf spiders
  • Mouse spiders
  • White-tip spiders
  • Trap-door spiders
  • Huntsman spiders

 

Ground Dwelling Spider Treatments Sydney
Ground Dwelling Spider Treatments Sydney

 

 

How do you treat ground dwelling spiders if you can’t see any webs?

 

Redline Pest Controls technicians are train to inspect, identify and treat affect areas. Once the technician has combed over your lawns, he will spot treat any hole that is visible then he will go over your lawns and blanket spray for any holes he might not have seen or any spiders which have come to the surface.

 

If you have ground dwelling spiders inside the technician will let of smoke bombs, depending on the size of your home this maybe 4 to 8 smoke bombs. Once the technician has let the smoke bombs off you must vacate for around 4 hours, once you return quickly open doors and windows and stay out for a further half an hour.

 

Ground Dwelling Spider Treatments Sydney
Ground Dwelling Spider Treatments Sydney

 

 

It is vital that you get a professional to treat these spiders and do not under any circumstances go near these spiders.

 

Ground Dwelling Spider Treatments Sydney
Ground Dwelling Spider Treatments Sydney

 

Further Reading Ground Dwelling Spiders

 

Black House Spiders Sydney

Black House Spiders Sydney
Black House Spiders Sydney

 

 

Black House Spiders Sydney

 

Black House Spiders are from the family of Desidae, Black House Spiders are also known as Badumna Insignis.

 

What is a Black House Spider and what does it look like?

 

Well as you can see the Black House Spider is big and hairy but not all black house spiders are black, big or hairy.

 

The Black House Spider is a common spider that lingers in the corners of the walls in our homes just waiting to give us a fright.

 

The female Black House Spider is much larger than the male Black House Spider with it being 15-18mm and the male being 8-10mm. Black House Spiders have large abdomens with long luscious legs. Colour can vary when it comes to the Black House Spider, dark brown to black in colour, to blackish grey colour this is due to the hairs giving them a grey appearance.

 

Black House Spiders Sydney
Black House Spiders Sydney

 

 

What do Black House Spiders eat and will they bite me?

 

No, Black House Spiders tend to shy away from human contact. Black House Spiders will tend to feed on the liquid from its prey such as flies, moths, butterflies, beetles, ants, bees, mosquitoes.

 

Where do you find Black House Spiders other than them creeping into our homes?

 

Black House Spiders tend to set up house in tree trunks, old bark, cracks and crevices, rocks, and left debris. The female Black House Spider will rarely leave her web which is similar to the Funnel Web Spider. When building their webs, the Black House Spider will us small objects such a twigs, sticks and leaves.

 

Further Reading on Spiders

 

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Huntsman Spider Sydney

 

Huntsman Spider Sydney
Huntsman Spider

 

Huntsman Spider Sydney

What is a huntsman spider and what do they look like?

 

Why do they call a Huntsman spider the Huntsman? Does they mean that they will hunt me down in the corner of my room?

 

No, a Huntsman spider is from the Heteropodidae family and is known for the way they hunt their prey such as small invertebrates and other insects. They immobilise their prey with their fangs and will suck the juices out of the prey.

 

So what does a Huntsman Spider look like?

 

There is over 94 species of Huntsman Spiders. Huntsman Spiders have a big flat body with eight hairy legs and eight beaming eyes, they are also known as a crab spider. If you look closely you will see beautiful markings on this spider (yes I know that I am somewhat strange when I talk about how beautiful spiders are).Huntsman can be brown to grey, orange to brown or brown to pink with stripes on the bottom of their abdomen. The male Huntsman spider is much smaller than the female with it being roughly 16cm and the female being roughly 20cm.

 

Where do Huntsman Spiders live?

 

You will find the Huntsman spider across Australia, they do not build webs or have burrows, you are more than likely to see them under bark, logs, tree stumps, rocks and cracks and crevices. At times you will find the Huntsman spider high up on your walls near the ceiling.

 

Are Huntsman spiders aggressive?

 

There is a two part answer to this question as it is a no and a yes. Most Huntsman spiders will quickly run away once you have disturbed them but if a female Huntsman is guarding her eggs she will be more than likely to attack you. While Huntsman spiders are not poisonous they do pack a mighty bite and can cause nausea, swelling and sweating.

 

Huntsman Spider Sydney

 

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