Mouse Spider

Mouse Spider (Missulena Bradleyi)

Appearance

  • A chunky-looking spider, with a body length of 1 – 3cm.
  • Females are usually black in colour, but males vary in colour – from bluish-black to brown.
  • Mouse spiders have spread-out eyes, a glossy carapace and short spinnerets.

Life Cycle

  • Following impregnation, the female constructs an egg sac – containing around 60 eggs – in her burrow. The spiderlings usually hatch in summer and stay with the mother until the weather starts to cool in autumn.
  • Males take four years to mature, and die soon after mating.

Habits

  • Like many trapdoor spiders, mouse spiders build burrows covered by trapdoors.
  • Females usually stay in their burrows, whilst males wander about (day and night) in search of mating partners.
  • Mouse spiders are considered less aggressive than funnel-web spiders; however, their venom is still considered deadly (it’s treated with funnel-web anti-venom).

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