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The Spider's Parlour


Tarantula Web-cam

Away from public display, in a sealed room on the lower ground floor of Melbourne Museum, lives an exotic collection of quarantined tarantulas.

View footage of a tarantula making a meal of several crickets.

Spider feedings weekly on Friday at 3pm

These live tarantulas were illegally imported by spider smugglers and destined for private collections. However, they were intercepted in the post or during raids by Australian Customs Service officers and officers of the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS).


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