Friday, June 1, 2012

Redback Spider

The Life of Animals | Redback Spider | The Redback spider is a member of the genus Latrodectus spider family Theridiidae in. Close relatives Katipo Redback (Latrodectus Katipo), which is originally from New Zealand. The common name of "Redback" is derived from its distinctive red stripe on the back of your abdomen. Other common names are Jockey spider, Murra ngura spider, spiders and Kapara Kanna-Jeri. Redback woman has a round body the size of a large pea (1cm long), with long, thin legs. On the underside of the abdomen there is a "hourglass" shaped red / orange dye. Juvenile spiders have additional white markings on the abdomen. It is a tangled web, Redback, disorganized irregular silk thin but strong. The rear portion of the web forms a funnel retreat where the spider and egg sacs are found. This area has a vertical, sticky catching lines that run to ground attachments.


The Redback spider is one of only two animals to date where the man was found to actively support the woman in sexual cannibalism. In the process of mating to place on the much smaller male somersaults his abdomen over the female mouth. In 2 of the 3 cases, the female completely consumed, while the mating surface on. Men who are not eaten die of injuries shortly after mating. The victims during mating is believed to confer two advantages for men. Male bites the exoskeleton and deliver sperm into the organs, without the somersault seen in men with adult females bred. A female spider can lay eggs every 25-30 days. A single female usually is 40-300 eggs in each bag, but can lay up to 5000 eggs. Redback spiders young mothers to leave the train, which carried by the wind. The spider builds its belly in the air and produces a droplet size of silk. Liquid Silk is a fine line drawn in the time when enough time to put away the spider.

Redback spiders are now found in all but the harshest conditions in Australia and its cities. The Redback spider is usually found near human habitations. Paths are built into the rule dry, protected, such as between rocks, logs, brush, old tires, sheds, porches, children's toys or smaller garbage or trash.

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