What good are spiders?
Apart from their intrinsic right to be here, spiders do humans a power of good as well.
The forested mountains which embrace the city of Melbourne are the setting for giant trees, dramatic geological events, human stories of tragedy and triumph, evolution of unique organisms and regular occurrence of bushfires.
Venoms & antivenoms at Museum Victoria
Through necessity, Australia is a world leader in venom and antivenom research.
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Some Wolf Spiders shelter in permanent burrows, others wander during the day.
Also known as the Christmas spider or jewel spider.
Predator vs predator
Wasps give huntsman spiders a taste of their own medicine.
Close encounters with Mallee insects.