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Sydney Funnel-web Spider, Atrax robustus - Feeding and diet

Sydney Funnel-web Spider, Atrax robustus - Feeding and diet
A burrow entrance of the Sydney Funnel-web, Atrax robustus 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Mike Gray
 
Funnel-webs burrow in sheltered sites under logs and rocks where they can find a cool and humid climate. Funnel-webs rush out of their burrow when potential prey, such as beetles, cockroaches, small lizards or snails, walk across silken trip-lines that the spider has placed around the outside of its burrow. They then return to their burrow to eat their meal.

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