Found Redback Spiders Mystery Spider & Halloween Spiderlings EDUCATIONAL VIDEO
I discover new Redback spider nests so out comes the flamethrower which is a great non chemical form of pest control. But it's the spider that I find between the Thomas & Friends toy and chair that has me wondering if it's a Redback or another Widow style spider. Anyway the spider tank is looked into and as I predicted the first Redback spiderlings are hatching at Halloween. This really marks the beginning of the summer spider season, seeing the flying ants invade my workshop is an added bonus. There is also a sneak peek at an awesome Thomas toy that will be an upcoming upload. Sadly my uploads are now failing on this site because very few of my subscribers are informed of my new videos.
The Redback spider (Latrodectus hasseltii) is a species of venomous spider indigenous to Australia. It is a member of the cosmopolitan genus Latrodectus, the widow spiders. The adult female is easily recognised by her spherical black body with a prominent red stripe on the upper side of her abdomen and an hourglass-shaped red/orange streak on the underside. Females have a body length of about 10 millimetres (0.4 in), while the male is much smaller, being only 3–4 mm (0.12–0.16 in) long. Mainly nocturnal, the female Redback lives in an untidy web in a warm sheltered location, commonly near or inside human residences. It preys on insects, spiders and small vertebrates that become ensnared in its web. It kills its prey by injecting a complex venom through its two fangs when it bites, before wrapping them in silk and sucking out the liquefied insides. Male spiders and spiderlings often live on the periphery of the female spiders' web and steal leftovers. Other species of spider and parasitoid wasps prey on this species. The Redback is one of few arachnids which usually display sexual cannibalism while mating. The sperm is then stored in the spermathecae, organs of the female reproductive tract, and can be used up to two years later to fertilise several clutches of eggs. Each clutch averages 250 eggs and is housed in a round white silken egg sac. The Redback spider has a widespread distribution in Australia, and inadvertent introductions have led to established colonies in New Zealand, Japan, and in greenhouses in Belgium.
The redback is one of the few spider species that can be seriously harmful to humans, and its preferred habitat has led it to being responsible for the large majority of serious spider bites in Australia.
Video posted as educational, documentary, and scientific and forms part of my Redback Spider study series of videos.
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