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MarkB1
Registered: Apr 07, 2009
Total Posts: 6094
Country: Australia

A Huntsman, sat on the nest for weeks. Occasionally a bite to eat would wander by and snap, gone in an instant. She got hungry, by the size of her. The babies are coming.

























denis55
Registered: Jan 11, 2012
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nice series



LordV
Registered: Jan 02, 2006
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Wonderful captures
Brian v.



michael kilner
Registered: Feb 09, 2007
Total Posts: 9704
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lovely shots Mark



keegan
Registered: Jul 26, 2012
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Beautiful photos.



DeVil
Registered: Sep 09, 2011
Total Posts: 492
Country: Serbia & Montenegro

Very nice set, great detail



Kenj8246
Registered: Feb 14, 2008
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Country: United States

Nice set, mate. That looks like a finished piece of wood...where is she?

Kenny



MarkB1
Registered: Apr 07, 2009
Total Posts: 6094
Country: Australia

Thanks guys.



MarkB1
Registered: Apr 07, 2009
Total Posts: 6094
Country: Australia

I was clearing out the garage where a Blue Tongue lizard lives and breeds - being careful not to disturb her, under all the stuff, and the Huntsman was nesting on the underside of an old wooden bed frame where there was food close by in the form of cockroaches - oz is famous for them. I took her out and kept her on my much cluttered porch beside a much overgrown garden - the way I like it, where I though she and her young might have some chance of an occasional feed and survival.

I'll post the hatched pix soon.

Kenj8246 wrote:
Nice set, mate. That looks like a finished piece of wood...where is she?

Kenny



kmunroe
Registered: Feb 02, 2010
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Country: Canada

very nice series Mark



Ray_B
Registered: Apr 16, 2008
Total Posts: 33
Country: Netherlands

As i suffer from arachnafobia, these pictures wanna make me run, I, ve seen tarantula’s in the tropics that will outrun humans, anyways your pictures brings it alive, good show.



Elan.
Registered: Mar 31, 2011
Total Posts: 112
Country: Australia

Awesome shots Mark



davenfl
Registered: Jun 29, 2008
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Country: United States

Superb set of shots, she is a magnificent creature. Looks to be a very good size, care to comment on how large she is.

Dave



MarkB1
Registered: Apr 07, 2009
Total Posts: 6094
Country: Australia

Cheers all. The nest is about 1 3/4 inch diameter, a small one compared to some.

These were both bigger : http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/968260 - http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1001844



kiernter
Registered: Apr 09, 2010
Total Posts: 969
Country: Singapore

Like the first one the best. Interesting that that the egg sac is webbed down on the leaf... I thought they carried them around? Maybe they nest up when the babies are due...



MarkB1
Registered: Apr 07, 2009
Total Posts: 6094
Country: Australia

Some spiders carry the sac, not the Huntsman. And the sac was there for at least 2 weeks before hatching.