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New "Albino" Spider Found in Australia

Offbeat  (tags: New, "Albino" Spider, Found in, Australia )

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Along came an "albino" spider--and it's shocked scientists in Australia. "I nearly fell over when I saw its white head," Mark Harvey, senior curator at the Western Australian Museum, said via email. The newfound trapdoor spider isn't a true albino,


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Pami W (177)
Monday November 14, 2011, 8:31 pm
Cool spider find Agnes.

Ingrid A (524)
Monday November 14, 2011, 9:00 pm

Jenny Dooley (830)
Monday November 14, 2011, 9:21 pm
Spectacular! Noted and shared.

Past Member (0)
Monday November 14, 2011, 9:31 pm
Noted. Thanks.

Chelsie H (19)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 8:02 pm
Interesting; thanks!

Jillian A (0)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 9:00 pm
Omg sooo Cool! Go albino spiders!

Elizabeth Fuller (134)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 7:35 am

Bob P (394)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 10:24 am
interesting thanks Agnes

Beth M (138)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 10:32 am
Cool! Never heard of albino spiders.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 12:31 pm
Interesting. Thank you, Agnes, for that piece of news and ... the picture.

Sue Matheson (79)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 1:33 pm

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 2:32 pm
I've seen pure white Albino spiders but once in a blue moon. Same with Crickets and Roaches.

Kara C (15)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 2:53 pm
Awesome! In an on no another venemous spider for us aussie's to live with kind of way.

Jo Asprec (0)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 3:13 pm
Good news!

Lynda GettingBetter (123)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 3:39 pm
"The world would be a poorer place without spiders."

It would be a very hungry place, with far less species and diversity. Insects would eat so many plants that most herbivores would starve to death, and insects that can bite, sting, infect or eat other creatures would finish off the rest of us. Be very grateful for spiders.

"If you want to live and thrive,
Let the spider run alive"

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 3:41 pm
Very interesting.

Alicia N (87)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 4:02 pm
cool...! thanks

Carol H (229)
Thursday November 17, 2011, 5:07 am
noted, thanks Agnes

Ruth C (87)
Thursday November 17, 2011, 9:26 am
All animals are great!

Barbara Goheen (0)
Thursday November 17, 2011, 9:28 am
Interesting. thanks

Diana W (2)
Thursday November 17, 2011, 7:19 pm
Very cool!!!!

Diane Patrick (46)
Friday November 18, 2011, 12:12 am
Interesting. Thankyou.

Kay M (347)
Friday November 18, 2011, 10:22 am
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