Manchester Museum’s Department of Zoology are looking for someone willing to look in two Irish caves for samples of a cave spider. The caves are Doolin Cave System (the upstream end at St Catherines 1, Smithy Sink inlet junction with Main Stream) and Mitchelstown Cave. The spider is the cave-restricted Porhomma rosenhaueri. The department are studying Welsh examples of the spider and are interested in obtaining some Irish samples for comparison.
If you can help with this request, please contact Graham Proudlove, the British Cave Research Association Biological Recorder at g.proudlove(at)manchester.ac.uk.