A uncommon picture has emerged of a colony of huntsman spiders residing collectively in nest bins initially constructed for pygmy possums.
Non-profit group Bush Heritage Australia printed the picture of the group of arachnids on its weblog, noting that they shortly moved into the bins shortly after they have been constructed.
“It began about the identical time we have been discovering Pygmy Possums within the bins, however on lifting the lids of some we discovered many huntsman spiders of all sizes whizzing round inside,” the non-profit wrote on its web site.
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“We now know that they are a species of huntsman that dwell collectively, usually underneath the bark of timber,” Bush Heritage continued. “Within the restored space tree bark is in brief provide at current and so they’ve discovered the wood bins appropriate.”
Huntsman spiders, which might develop practically 1 foot in size, usually dwell in Australia, Africa and different temperate climates, in keeping with a 2003 research.
Based on the Australian Museum, these spiders, identified for his or her measurement, pace and skill to hunt, may be harmful to people if bitten. Nevertheless, assaults are uncommon, the museum added. Signs embrace swelling, ache, nausea and vomiting, The Solar notes.
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In June, a man staying at a lodge in Tasmania, Australia, witnessed a big huntsman spider consuming what seemed to be a pygmy possum.
These spiders have additionally been identified to take up residence in individuals’s houses. In August, an Australian lady posted photographs of a large huntsman spider lurking in her house on Fb earlier than it was safely eliminated.
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Fox Information’ James Rogers and Michael Hollan contributed to this story.