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Folding-door Spider

Antrodiaetus pacificus

Description:

A large thick bodied spider that protects the opening of its home with a trap door.

Habitat:

My yard. Used to be a shrub-steppe area.

Notes:

I was cleaning my porch and found this guy in a flower pot.

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2 Comments

Steve Lenz
Steve Lenz 7 years ago

He's a little bigger than a quarter. I checked and they aren't toxic, at least toxic enough to be a problem. But, they have very long fangs so they can give a pretty good bite. I don't think they are very aggressive. I now have it in a jar with sand hoping it digs a tunnel and makes a trapdoor.

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 7 years ago

this is a crazy dream-haunting spider! how big was this guy?

Steve Lenz
Spotted by
Steve Lenz

College Place, Washington, USA

Lat: 46.05, Long: -118.39

Spotted on Oct 1, 2012
Submitted on Oct 1, 2012

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