Spiders might strike fear into many kids, but not the ones who called into a Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery event on Wednesday.
Held in conjunction with the museum’s current spider themed exhibition, the event saw spider specimens – both living and dead – available for curious children and parents to inspect.
There was also crafting tables for attendees to create their own, with pipe-cleaners and other materials.
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Visitors were invited to bring a real spider (in a well secured container) to have it identified by John Douglas, an honorary research associate at QVMAG.
Ciaran McRobbie answered the call with one collected from the garage door of his Trevallyn family home.
Amazed by the find, Mr Douglas photographed the spider to reveal detailed brown patterning on it’s back.
“That’s really nice that,” he said.
He had an idea of what it could be, but asked to keep the spider to investigate further for the museum’s records.
“It’s in the redback family,” he said.
“But I’ve never seen one of them before.”
The QVMAG Spiders exhibition runs until Sunday, October 28.
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