The Adventure Chronicle

VLOG – 16.01.10

It turned out to be a brown huntsman spider. (heteropoda jugulans – Hetero – different poda – all pairs of legs are different lengths)

Brown huntsman spiders need more water than other species of spiders and are often encountered in bathroom, sheds, and garages. To conserve energy brown huntsman spiders do most of their hunting at night; using their long legs to run and catch prey. They can grow up to 5 inches in diameter and will attack if provoked. The brown huntsman’s bite is not a series threat to humans but can leave a swelling that will last for a few days.

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One response

  1. Tony Z, the elder

    Itsy bitsy spider crawled near the water drain,
    while Cengiz ‘n Tony screamed in phantom pain.
    Out came the camera to show the murder scene.
    Squash went the spider, not knowing what might have been.

    January 31, 2010 at 11:09 am

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