Female Redback Spider

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missgecko
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Female Redback Spider

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I "think" :? this is a female Redback. I have always thought they were black with the red stripe (they can move really fast then :D ), but upon goggling I spotted female redbacks with white markings as well. There were two of them in the dark and it was only after looking at the photos on the PC that I noticed the white markings as well as the red stripe. I'm thinking that they could be little fangs at the front in the second photo? For your enjoyment.

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Cheers
Sam

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Post by Ken Ramos »

I would be having to view this post right before bedtime! :lol: That thing is creepy, though beautiful too! Nice series missgecko :D

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Post by P_T »

I know how hard it is to shoot a redback due to their highly contrasting colours and timid nature and these are excellent!!

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Post by missgecko »

Thanks very much Ken and P.T. :D
Sam

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Post by MacroLuv »

Nice, speaking about spiders...this could be interesting: 1 Million Spiders Make Golden Silk for Rare Cloth
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Post by Ken Ramos »

MacroLuv wrote:Nice, speaking about spiders...this could be interesting: 1 Million Spiders Make Golden Silk for Rare Cloth
Indeed it was! :D

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Post by Cyclops »

Oh very nice!!

I'm guessing it is a female, the girls tend to have the bigger butts
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Post by P_T »

MacroLuv wrote:Nice, speaking about spiders...this could be interesting: 1 Million Spiders Make Golden Silk for Rare Cloth
They should've come to Australia... Our Golden Orbs seem bigger than those in the photo.

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Post by missgecko »

Oh, very quick P.T. :lol: I hear you have to be very careful with Brown Snakes too now that spring is here.

Cheers
Sam

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