Profile: Uncle Jas
- Jpnorton- That ia one hell-ofa-a-spider and I would have loved to have been the one to find it. Note the thickness of the front legs to the back. More charactaristic of a hunter. Chris Daniels from the uni SA will be able to identify it. He is very approachable and comes on the ABC here in Adelaide often to talk about grubs and animals and you seem to have something unique. For the rest- I once bred these little buggers. The toxin is extremly slow working. Get bitten? Have a cup of tea, relax, go to the hospital. I know of no deaths since 1956. I believe that it takes about 2 days for the toxin to reach maximum effect. Another thing, they will always go up if disturbed. Get one on a stick, hold the bottom, it will go up. This is because they build under things, so up is protection. And no, I believe they are not native. I have never seen them in a natural setting.