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Crab Spider Behavior

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by arachadillo, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. arachadillo

    arachadillo Arachnopeon

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    ]Anyone know what this goldenrod crab spider is doing toward the end of the video when it raises its forelegs. It looks like defensive or offensive behavior, but not sure.

    [video=youtube;Oq5Wgg9QISA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq5Wgg9QISA[/video]

    Don't know why the video does not show up. Here's an alternative link for the video.

    goldenrod crab spider
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2012
  2. Curious jay

    Curious jay Arachnodemon

    You referring to it raising a palp to its eyes? Looks like its just grooming to me. The crab spider I owns raises leg set I as a defensive stance and occasionally does it as if it's picking up movement in the air around it?
     
  3. John Apple

    John Apple Just a guy Old Timer

    cleaning ...grooming....body maintenance
     
  4. oldmanofthesea

    oldmanofthesea Arachnoknight

    Nice video of a cool looking spider. Ron
     
  5. arachadillo

    arachadillo Arachnopeon

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    thanks all... grooming did not occur to me, yet since he/she was eating the after grooming sounds logical. It just looked like a spider kung-fu move rather than grooming.