Sixteen Legs: Tasmanian Cave Spiders

Deep in many Tasmanian caves you will find Tasmanian cave spiders, which are ancient creatures with legs that span a dinner plate. These spiders have been the subject of a 23 year scientific research project, and a team has just spent two years filming them for an upcoming documentary on their intriguing lives. Join Associate Professor Alastair Richardson as he provides an insight into the lives of Tasmanian cave spiders, from their beautiful egg sacs to their kinky mating strategies.
Cost: Free
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