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1. A lifting or sliding door covering an opening in a roof or floor.

2. (Science: chemical) A door in a level for regulating the ventilating current; called also weather door.

(Science: zoology) Trapdoor spider, any one of several species of large spiders which make a nest consisting of a vertical hole in the earth, lined with a hinged lid, like a trapdoor. most of the species belong to the genus Cteniza, as the California species (C. Californica).

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Please identify spider. Pics added

It may be a female trapdoor spider but it is hard to tell with only 1 pic angle

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by futurezoologist
Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Please identify spider. Pics added
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spider: identification needed!

... That's my website, it's just pictures of my Theraphosids now. Unfortunately don't have them all photographed, like my trapdoor spider which I have not seen since I got it...

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by Theraphosid
Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:47 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: spider: identification needed!
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