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Funnel Web Spiders are medium to large in size, with a body length ranging from 1 centimetres to 5 centimetres (0.4 inches to 2 inches). Funnel Web Spiders are dark in colour, ranging from black to brown, with a shiny head and thorax.
Funnel Web Spiders live in burrows in sheltered positions in the ground, or in stumps, tree trunks or ferns above the ground. Their burrows are lined with a sock of opaque white silk and several strong strands of silk radiating from the entrance.