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The Spider's Parlour

Tarantula Web-cam

Wherever you are, at any time, there is usually a spider about a metre away. It may be inside the room or outside on a wall, in a web stretched high between trees or a hole in the ground. Spiders are at home almost everywhere.

Whether you think them fascinating or scary, a nuisance or a useful insect pest control, we invite you to enter Spider's Parlour and find out more.

Red and Black spider

Visit Melbourne's Spiders for snapshots of our local arachnids. Explore further on the Victorian Spiders website or with other Resources.

Are Daddy Long Legs really the most venomous spiders in the world? How did the Barking spider get its name? Find these answers and more in Frequently Asked Questions.

Fascinating Facts


Frequently Asked Questions

Melbourne's Spiders

Writing Scientifically
Make your own:
Climbing spider
Spider web
Red-back spider


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