- Hi, I've had a bird poo spider on my fence for a couple of years, I check on him/her every night. Just recently the spider died - I'm gonna miss him/her :( - and I'm not sure if it's a natural death or the fact that we're having a heatwave and he/she spends all the time on the hot colourbond fence. Does anyone know how long these spiders naturally live for? It's a sad time.
- Thanks Dave, in that case is was a Mole Cricket as it landed several times so I could take a good look. I suppose it must have been the at it's maximum size as it appeared bigger than 4cms. As for seeking damper soil, our male moved from a dry border to the soil around our water feature where the soil gets splashed with water. We love the sound he makes, fantastic.
- I live in Perth. Aren't these also known as 'bobtails'?
- A great addition to the garden. Does anyone know if the sand groper can fly? It was either a mole cricket or a sand groper flying in my shed that had me a little alarmed at the size!