Sydney Funnel-Web Spider (Atrax robustus)
DISCLAIMER: Highly Venomous, Potentially Deadly. Prior spider keeping experience is required, only for ages 18+. Please read safety page before purchasing.
The Sydney funnel-web is perhaps the most notorious funnel-web species and is responsible for the most envenomations of any funnel-web species. This likely because of its close proximity to Sydney. Coming from the Atrax genus, they are generally more defensive and quicker to bite then Hadroynche genus funnel webs. They are amongst the largest funnel-web species, commonly reaching an adult size of 80mm leg span.
Funnel-web spiders need no introduction, they are well known as one the most venomous spider families on Earth. These spiders are an absolute thrill to keep, being voracious feeders and highly defensive. While these spiders are potentially deadly, they cannot climb smooth surfaces, making them somewhat easier to handle than other spiders such as Tarantulas. Some funnel-webs may exhibit colour variation, ranging from black to brownish-red. Some individuals may change from black to brownish-red between moults and vice-versa.
- Highly venomous, potentially deadly
- Feeds on live insects, crickets are recommended
- Will bite if provoked, use caution at all times
- Requires deep moist substrate to survive and create burrows
- Cannot climb smooth surfaces
- Listed sizes are approximate