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Volume 28, 1895
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Captain Hutton exhibited a female katipo, with nests and young. The young spider differs very much from the adult, the abdomen being white, with four longitudinal rows of black spots, the rest of the animal yellow-brown with dark bands on the legs. The nest is a spherical bag of pale-yellowish silk, rather less than ½in. in diameter.

Mr. Cockayne, who collected these animals at New Brighton, said that one of the adults squirted a sticky fluid out of its spinnerets at another individual, and so captured it.

Mr. Laing said that he had found katipos in sand-hills more than a mile from the sea.