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Mon 23rd April 2018 20:54 by Ben Rigsby
Message for Peter Harvey
Hi Peter The spider is on it's way although i fear i might have forgotten to include my contact details, which is unfortunate as i was keen to hear which species it was. If it's no trouble, please let me know.

Thanks Ben

Mon 23rd April 2018 13:48 by Peter Harvey
Yes, as in my reply of 07 Oct 2017, you can send to me (alive) in a small plastic container with a little dampened tissue inside (cave spiders need humid conditions) inside a padded envelope I can determine which species. A very small air hole in the plastic container would be a good idea. Peter Harvey, 32 Lodge Lane, Grays, Essex RM16 2YP (National Organiser, Spider Recording Scheme). You can also send the dead one in another container if you want, but it will probably be in very poor condition.
Sun 22nd April 2018 14:54 by Ben Rigsby
Hi all

Last year i posted a link to an observation i put up on ISPOT of a Cave Spider (Meta) and a respondent suggested that i could mail them a specimen in order to take the ID to species for a better record. I can't seem to locate the reply now but did notice a similar post from another correspondent (also of Meta) with a reply from Peter Harvey advising sending the spider in a container with some damp tissue placed inside a jiffy bag. 

I returned to the location yesterday, can confirm continued presence and am happy to collect. I only looked briefly but saw a large adult plus what looked like a dead one in an old web.

So just wanted to check that it's Peter i should mail the spider to, and should I send the deceased arachnid (looked fairly fresh, far as i could tell), the live one, or both for good measure? Do i need to perforate the tub and bag?

Thanks and kind regards

Ben Rigsby


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