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31. Posted by algore (Full Member 88 posts) 10y

Quoting numero1

They also like to build webs over your rear view mirror and hide behind them as well.]

Huntsman don't build webs do they? I thought they just caught their prey by stalking them

32. Posted by EuroAndrew (Inactive 35 posts) 10y

lol yeah spiders usually drop from the ceiling while your sleeping and drink your saliva.

They even crawl into your mouth while your sleeping. So what ever you do dont sleep with your mouth open!!

You will get a nasty suprise!

lol

33. Posted by heyuguys69 (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y

dont be such a bunch of girls, even if you od see a spider it'll be a lot more scared of you than you are of it, it'll dissapear into the undergrowth before you probably even see it. i worked on a big building site in mildura and would come into contact with redbacks on a daily basis,forget about them and just enjoy your trip

34. Posted by maba (Inactive 227 posts) 10y

I saw a huntsman & a big orange wasp fighting (in my back yard). The Huntsman was on its back 4 legs & rearing up as the wasp lunged at it - the wasp eventually won. But it was a primeval experience.

Yes, I don't think huntsman spiders have webs -they hunt in packs (not).

35. Posted by numero1 (Respected Member 295 posts) 10y

Quoting algore

Quoting numero1

They also like to build webs over your rear view mirror and hide behind them as well.]

Huntsman don't build webs do they? I thought they just caught their prey by stalking them

You could be right.

However there is always a spider that continues to build a web over my rear virew mirror even after I clean the web and spray it on a regular basis. It looks like a huntsman, but not sure what it is. It may be just be a garden spider but I'm not sure.

36. Posted by algore (Full Member 88 posts) 10y

Quoting numero1

Quoting algore

Quoting numero1

They also like to build webs over your rear view mirror and hide behind them as well.]

Huntsman don't build webs do they? I thought they just caught their prey by stalking them

You could be right.

However there is always a spider that continues to build a web over my rear virew mirror even after I clean the web and spray it on a regular basis. It looks like a huntsman, but not sure what it is. It may be just be a garden spider but I'm not sure.

Might be a wolf spider. I think a huntsman would be too big. You'd notice it when you couldn't actually see anything through your rearview

37. Posted by ozman (Full Member 118 posts) 10y

Quoting T.J.

ok now im scaired of my learning to surf course in sydney / byron now!!!!

Well you'd better watch out for those surf spiders mate - can't believe you haven't heard of them yet!

38. Posted by Jenks (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

I am petrified of spiders and we travelled Oz for a couple of months. Saw a few small ugly ones but nothing to make me shiver until...the huntsman! Especially the huntsman in our camper!! Opened the door one morning and it was just sitting there as it had squeezed itself under the door in the night. I shouted the other half he came then disappeared...for the camera! I got narky and screeched 'kill it' the spider must of heard and dissapeared into the camper and boy can they move fast! Everything was pulled out to try and find it (we must have looked funny) but we were both petrified!

Eventually found it, why do campers have so many hiding places?? - hubby tried to sqaush it and it ran onto the roof - anyway eventually he got it - and when he hit it square on it exploded...

We shivered for hours after,I said he was my hero (I would never have touched it!) and with a silent look to one another we vowed never to mention it!!!

39. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 10y

You actually hunted it down and killed it? It was outside and off and running and you had to belt it to death? No wonder they try and bite us. And you other half must be one tough guy........

40. Posted by maba (Inactive 227 posts) 10y

Shouldn't it be Huntsperson spider to be politically correct.. he he