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Giant Japanese Funnel Web

Discussion in 'Invertebrate Pet Talk' started by Denny Dee, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. Denny Dee

    Denny Dee Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Not the greatest pic but showing off my Giant Japanese Funnel Web. Very rare primitive spider and one of my pride and joy's :)

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    Awesome looking spider! :) I can see why it's your pride and joy. :T:
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    Denny Dee Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Love the waxy appearance of the legs and body. The massive jaws are quite intimidating too. :eek:
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    Marija Well-Known Member

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    I can imagine :) How big do they get?
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    Denny Dee Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    5-6". Mine is about 4.5". Have had her for nearly three years already :D
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    Marija Well-Known Member

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    That's a big funnel web! Love it :)
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    Denny Dee Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I also have Ischnothele caudata (Brazilian Funnel Web), Macrothele Taiwanesis (Taiwan Giant Funnel Web), Linothele megatholoides (Columbian funnel web) and a Thelechoris striatipes (Tanzanian funnel web). :)

    But what I would not give for a Atrax robustus (Sydney Funnel Web). One of the few elusive species to join my collection :(
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    Impressive collection, one must admire :) I'm sure Atrax robustus will join your collection in no time.
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    Denny Dee Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Australian spiders are hard to come by in the U.S. Although I do currently have a Red Back. :cool:
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    Awesome spider and webbing.:)
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    Thanks. Very unusual web There is a piece of cork bark under there somewhere. The webs basically hug the ground unlike the rest of my funnel webs which web up every square inch of their enclosures.
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    Sweet. Any chance of some pics Denny? I'm not a keeper of Latrodectus, but I do like the looks of them. The red widow especially. Been meaning to try one of those. I'm surprised you got your hands on a redback..
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    Denny Dee Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I am picking up some new widows this week so once they get here and I work on the enclosures, you shall have your pics :)
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    What the venom like with the Japanese funnel Web there @Denny Dee ?
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    Denny Dee Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Highly potent. Not for the beginner for sure.
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    Good to know. All funnel Web spiders it seems has some pretty bad ass venom!
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    Agreed. Primitive spiders seem to have survived because of it?
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    Wow! It be cool to see more photos of her castle

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