Some Facts About Australian Spiders
Australia is an ecologically diverse island which contains many species of spiders. Among these spiders, some are quite venomous and cause risk to the life of people. There are mainly two dangerous Australian spiders whose bites are deadly. They are Sydney funnel-web and Redback spiders.
Anti-venoms to prevent this spider’s bite are not available. It is mostly found in certain specific environments and so by avoiding such regions, you can remain safe from them.
Funnel web-spiders are large in size and so can be spotted easily. This spider usually likes moist and shady areas. It often digs holes in the ground and stay there. It is also seen in logs and under rocks. Brisbane and Sydney are the common regions in Australia where you can see this spider.
The females of funnel web spider are bigger than males. The venom of this aggressive spider is quick acting and if not treated properly can result in the death of the person. These spiders have a dark colored body with a glossy, hairless carapace. They have strong fangs that can penetrate fingernails and soft shoes.
Red back spiders are less aggressive and are found in populated areas. The venom action of this spider is very slow and so you will get time for medical attention. This spider is around 2 to 3 cm long. The red back spiders have a shy nature and it pretends to be dead sometimes.
The body of the Red back spiders has a deep black color with a small red dot. Usually these spiders prey on crickets, trapdoor spiders and small lizards. Male spiders have a life span of 6-7 months while females live 2-3 years. The main attraction of this spider is that they can live without food for an average of 100 days.
Take proper caution to prevent the bite of these Australian Spiders while being in Australia.