These spiders are being bred to research antidotes essential for treating venomous spider bites in Australia.

The footage of over 100 funnel-web baby spiders crawling out of an egg sac has gone viral.

The spiders hatched earlier this week.

They mark the first time the Australian Reptile Park has bred funnel-webs in captivity at their research facility.

"We actually have ten egg sacs in captivity at the moment - more should be coming in over the coming months, and all of the young from that will be raised up for our anti-venom programme in the future," the park's head of spiders, Kane Christensen, said.

Native to Australia, the funnel-web spiders are usually found in cool and humid areas.

Its venom can kill adult humans within 15 minutes if untreated.