Spiders!

I just came across the Wikipedia entry for Huntsman spiders. This is the kind I had in my house in South Australia. The grow up to 25-30cm you know:

Cute!

One day when I was leaving for work we saw one of these fellas on the wall in the lounge. When I got home that evening, the other guys who were sharing the house with me had managed to capture it in a tuperware container. They kept it for a couple of weeks, feeding it little insects. You could watch it’s mandibles moving as it crunched up their little carapaces.

I finally took it out around the back of the house and released it into the wild. Guests didn’t feel very comfortable with it lying around in the kitchen.

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One thought on “Spiders!

  1. I don’t want to imply any manly deficiency on either my or his part, but you should have seen how long it took Geoff and I to catch it in that container…

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