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trap·door spider

 (trăp′dôr′)
n.
Any of various spiders of the family Ctenizidae, found in warm climates, that construct a silk-lined burrow concealed by a hinged lid.
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A research project to study trapdoor spiders in the Central Wheatbelt region of Western Australia was first launched in 1974 by Barbara York Main, during which Number 16 was found and monitored.
Typically, Trapdoor spiders are around 2-3 centimeters long, with powerful jaws and sharp fangs.
Trapdoor spiders spin boobytraps to help them nab prey.
The book discusses various aspects of spider ecology, with separate chapters on spiders that hunt, spiders that build webs, tarantulas and trapdoor spiders, the silk factory, mating and breeding, the use of venom, and social spiders.
Tarantulas are the largest spiders in the world, belonging to the order Mygalomorph, which includes tarantulas, trapdoor spiders, and other less well-known groups.
Trapdoor spiders and tarantulas are the subject of Chapter 4.
Trapdoor spiders, for example, dig a burrow in the ground and make a trapdoor from silk mixed with soil.
The trapdoor spiders we collected recently from Angul and Ganjam districts in Orissa have only two spinnerets, which after we consulted the literature (O.
The family Ctenizidae (Orthognatha, Mygalomorphae) is one of the four families of trapdoor spiders found in India (Siliwal & Molur 2007).