12 Aug 2014

Spider fan - Brian Lawton

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:08 pm on 12 August 2014

Yesterday on the programme we spoke to spider expert Phil Sirvid about a potentially new species of spider that's been discovered in the Wairarapa. This spider has sparked a huge amount of interest with many people, who are suprised at just how big it appears to be. The photograph certainly seems to have got peoples' skin crawling, but not so much for professional spider fan Brian Lawton. Brian is the live animal curator at the Auckland War Memorial Museum and also runs a business where he breeds spiders and other insects for films and commercials.