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This is what I believe these to be, I had to remove a very large stump today and found atleast 8 of these guys along with two giant egg sacs loaded with little ones :)

There awesome spiders and I plan to keep a couple just because there so interesting!

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Very cool!

 

Trapdoor spiders? I have never had any of them.

 

Did you keep any of the babies?

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Very cool!

 

Trapdoor spiders? I have never had any of them.

 

Did you keep any of the babies?

 

Ya I have a large female and her clutch of little ones :) I take it you found my thread on AB as well haha I posted more pics on that one...

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Just checked out your pictures on AB :D

 

Great find!

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Lol, sounds like a sight to see ;)

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there are in my back yard all the time. hate those things :angry: one almost bit me.

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there are in my back yard all the time. hate those things :angry: one almost bit me.

 

I wish trap door spiders were in my yard... ;):P

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i saw one today again and it had a brown stripe on its belly

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It's amazing how common they are in the Pacific NW. A local paper ran an article recently about these and one of their sources of information was quoted as suggesting it might be a Sydney Funnel Web (one of the most venomous spiders in the world that people are yearly bit by). It generated a lot of discussion. I see males very regularly, but you have to dig to find females. The females are capable of producing eggs at a fraction of the size of the specimen you shared a photo of. One of the PNW's best pet bugs, IMO!

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They are living with mom in the bottom of her burrow as she is still protecting them a few have ventured out and made small burrows down the sides of the vile very neat to observe and luckily I have a bunch of pinheads just hatched out so feeding them hasn't been a problem

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