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    [Spider Forums]

    Can anyone identify this big ****?

    Attaching pic via the GP app, no idea if it'll resize.

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    Yep, that's a spider alright.

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    It's a good one

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    I can see why the OP's name is misspelled.

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    Why hasn't it been set on fire yet??

    inb4 spider babies under your desk.

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    let the spider out

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    We bring in a lot of stock from overseas so I'm just curious to know if it's native.

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    Nuke the site from orbit.

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    Crappy pic. Probably a white-tail though.

    http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/ResearchAt...te-tailed.aspx

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    Hunstman aka Avondale.

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    It doesn't have the distinctive white on the tail that I can see. Are Huntsmans common in NZ?

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    Galent wrote:
    It doesn't have the distinctive white on the tail that I can see. Are Huntsmans common in NZ?
    Yes, very. We call it the Avondale spider. This one is an Australian Huntsman, the Avondales I've seen here in NZ are the same but darker - like the one in your pic.


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    We had a sheet web spider in the house the other day... big eff'er.

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    Needs better angle on the pics

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    Huntsman.

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    wo, that's pretty big

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    Galent wrote:
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    Looks pretty happy to be in that cup

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    Bit hard to tell just from the pics. What does it taste like ?

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    No doubt that it's a Huntsman.

    I think you should let it bite you just for the sake of science.

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    Cheers cwm!

    He's free now, goodbye friend.

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    Are Avondale spiders common in Avondale? I've never seen one on the Shore/Northland where i have occasioned the bulk of my luminous existence

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    ^ that's how the Hunstman came to be called the Avondale, they were predominantly found there after they were introduced from Australia. Now they're everywhere. My cat brings them in all the time, it f**ks me off.

    Not that I'm scared of them....









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    If that came in via a shipment from overseas give MPI (MAF) a call, they'll come take the big hairy ****er off your hands and tell you what it is. They also need to know as they may have to check further shipments from your supplier.

    Plus if it did come in via a shipment you have to legally tell MPI so they can follow up on it etc etc.

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    Sly Assassin wrote:
    If that came in via a shipment from overseas give MPI (MAF) a call, they'll come take the big hairy ****er off your hands and tell you what it is. They also need to know as they may have to check further shipments from your supplier.

    Plus if it did come in via a shipment you have to legally tell MPI so they can follow up on it etc etc.
    Why? Huntsman spiders are wide spread in NZ and were introduced a long time ago. I find a couple a week dead in my house because the cat likes to play with them. Apparently mice aren't scary enough.