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Baloo
08-03-2006, 11:42 AM
A while ago, one of my Porrhothele antipodiana females made an eggsack, so I opened it four days ago.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a324/MetalDragon_boy/43b75997.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a324/MetalDragon_boy/b4ccc21e.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a324/MetalDragon_boy/9ec29ce3.jpg

cacoseraph
08-03-2006, 12:17 PM
nice looking myglas :)

Baloo
08-03-2006, 07:27 PM
Me and Metaldragon_boy took a closer look at the eggsack today.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a324/MetalDragon_boy/af9b7428.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a324/MetalDragon_boy/0fd16e01.jpg


A short video:
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a324/MetalDragon_boy/Filmer/th_dd314a3d.jpg (http://s14.photobucket.com/albums/a324/MetalDragon_boy/Filmer/?action=view&current=dd314a3d.flv)

cacoseraph
08-03-2006, 07:35 PM
is that pattern on the abdomen in the setae or is it kind of like the retension of segmentation in the liphistiidae?

i know in higher animals it is thought that the developing embryos sort of go through past evolutionary stages... could this be something similar?

ooh, it's Hexathelidae. do you know what venom potency is like?
edit: hmm, maybe not too bad? this website (http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/research/biodiversity/invertebratesprog/invertid/bites_stings.asp) says only the latrodectus in NZ are dangerous. and they have a listing for this mygla

Gigas
08-03-2006, 07:56 PM
What is their bite like?
These spiders are capable of delivering a painful bite because they have very large fangs. However, the symptoms of the bite are quite mild and are described as similar to a normal reaction to a bee sting. The bite should be cleaned and watched for signs of infection.
Source (http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/TePapa/English/CollectionsAndResearch/Collections/InsectsSpidersAndSimilar/Spiders/Spiders_Web/What/Tunnelweb.htm) , like you say not too bad

Baloo
08-04-2006, 09:45 AM
is that pattern on the abdomen in the setae or is it kind of like the retension of segmentation in the liphistiidae?

i know in higher animals it is thought that the developing embryos sort of go through past evolutionary stages... could this be something similar?
I'm not at home for now, but I can look if I find anything in the papers when I get back home.


ooh, it's Hexathelidae. do you know what venom potency is like?
edit: hmm, maybe not too bad? this website (http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/research/biodiversity/invertebratesprog/invertid/bites_stings.asp) says only the latrodectus in NZ are dangerous. and they have a listing for this myglaNo, it shouldn't be too bad.