The Huntsman

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The Huntsman

Post by P_T »

Hi all, it's been a while since I posted here. :D

Here's one of the main contributors to Australia's reputation for being full of dangerous spiders eventhough they're not really dangerous or even unique to Australia.

The Huntman.

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Thanks for looking!! :)

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Post by ironman_br »

Great capture!!

Cool eyes pattern!
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Post by Cyclops »

Fabulous spider, well captured!
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Thanks guys!! :D

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Post by missgecko »

What a brilliant shot PT!! We usually let them run around the ceilings during summer, although last summer I hardly saw any large huntsmen for some unknown reason. Hopefully they'll be back this season. Probably a stupid question, but do spiders look out of all those eyes?

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Post by rjlittlefield »

missgecko wrote:do spiders look out of all those eyes?
They sure do. Nobody is quite sure of the details of how they put the various views together, though.

The eyes are often specialized, front for hunting, side and rear for avoiding disaster. In the jumping spiders, this is carried to an extreme. Their big eyes in front are awesome pieces of equipment. See HERE for some discussion of that.

By the way, if you're into all those sort of things, be aware that every one of those hairs and bristles comes equipped with three nerves and sensors for informing the critter about touch, air currents, and so on. Talk about "connected to the world"!

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Post by Harold Gough »

missgecko wrote:do spiders look out of all those eyes?
Just a thought: there is one for each leg.

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Post by Ken Ramos »

Harold Gough wrote:
missgecko wrote:do spiders look out of all those eyes?
Just a thought: there is one for each leg.

Harold
Ah ha! That is why we have two eyes. Wonder why I keep triping over things. :-k Cool shot there P_T :D

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Post by beetleman »

It is amazing how many different eye configurations spiders have :shock:
Very nice photos.
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Post by P_T »

Thanks guys!!

I've found a dead jumper and black house spider in the backyard, I'll post more portrait later. :D

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