Facts about the Tasmanian Cave Spider!

  • The male and female sometimes take over 5 hours to mate
  • Females are willing to die in order to protect their egg sac
  • The female will hide her egg sac from predators with leaves and dirt
  • Even after birth the baby spiders are protected by their parents
  • The Hickmania troglodytes live longer than the average spider
  • Most of the spider's relatives are aquatic species!
  • These rather small cave spiders are the dominant predators within the cave
  • Their webs can be up to a meter long!
  • The tasmanian cave spider is a rare spider that has little scientific findings on it
  • Because of the necessary environment, the spiders cannot survive outside of the cave faunas.

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