White tail bite

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8 years 9 months ago #510676 by Ruth
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muri;517597 wrote: ...The white tails are also apparently the only spiders, at least in NZ that can climb up glass.

No. The hunting spiders can climb anything and frequently do. ... Oh, I wonder if it counts how clean the glass is? My glass may possibly be rather more like "wall". Anyone want to come on a window-cleaning holiday?

Anakei;517599 wrote: Haha, who would leave a squashed spider on the ceiling for a year?

Ooops that would be me [:I]

Excellent; figured I probably wasn't completely alone in slovenliness. :D

tonic;517607 wrote: ... Apparently none of the bites that got really bad bought in a WT. ...

New business opportunity: selling WT Spiders! [;)]

manymules;517617 wrote: www.tepapa.govt.nz/ResearchAtTePapa/Enqu.../Pages/overview.aspx

I think it is the nursery something or rather spider that I regularly see on the ceilings and closely investigate thinking it might be a white tail. I guess it's the long body shape. Yep, those shiny black ones look nasty but it's only the white tails I happily squish. If others bother me (like the huntsmen - GULP(!!!) then I catch them in a glass and put them somewhere away from the house.

Must send Te Papa some better photos! I can spot a white-tail running across the dark floor from the other side of the room! They're really distinctive once you've identified them. They have a particular way of moving which is different from any other spider and they're obviously not an insect when on the move.

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8 years 9 months ago #510904 by tonic
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Ruth;517631 wrote:
New business opportunity: selling WT Spiders! [;)]

[:0] :D

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8 years 9 months ago #510905 by Ruth
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I've begun my breeding programme; see other thread. [}:)]

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