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UK cave spiders - the scariest wee beasties in my home!

Nont

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14 Dec 2021
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Thailand
This The Giant golden orb-weaver spider. can measure up to 15-20 cm leg span, and is very common in Hong Kong. You see them everywhere.

I used to go mountain biking over trails in HK, early morning when webs are still fresh and undisturbed by hikers. OK, you get the idea :eek:


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Nice one! Seems to be the same species I found in my house many months ago.

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Wookii

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13 Nov 2019
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Nottingham
This The Giant golden orb-weaver spider. can measure up to 15-20 cm leg span, and is very common in Hong Kong. You see them everywhere.

I used to go mountain biking over trails in HK, early morning when webs are still fresh and undisturbed by hikers. OK, you get the idea :eek:


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Whilst I'm pleased to say I've significantly curbed my fear of spiders over the last couple of decades, I'm more than willing to admit that I would crap my pants if I saw that! 😅
 

Aleman

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28 Mar 2022
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Blackpool, UK
Can only afford this if your wife really loves you
Tell me about it ... His cost him £150 as a sub-adult female, and it was a 1/3rd that size at the time. I should come clean and say that's not actually his spider, but is the largest ever wild caught specimen of the species! Oh, it's a Goliath bird eater, and for those of you that would like to collect fish in the Amazon region, that's where they live :D
 
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