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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 Arachnoprince 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.