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Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by Ilovepredators, Mar 18, 2017.
I'll have to look up this species now.
I keep bot these species and it seems like my Cuppienius salei are faster.
maybe.. i know Sprassidae have like hyper extensions in their legs. those are probably faster, but Cuppienius dont really look to have that. maybe they'll just more prone to bolting.
those are some really cool looking spiders btw, thanks.
Just to point out, this is all subjective goo. In order to sound even remotely sensible someone needs to grab a radar gun or similar and do a cross selection of the various speed demon genuseseses.
You could clock the running hunters pretty easily. But how about the lightning dash of the crab or lynx spider? What speed does a salticid attain just after launch? We are talking endless speculation here, each according to personal preference and knowledge.
My answer had changed since getting one of these. Heteropoda Lunula. She's bloody rapid.
Dolomedes can run like the wind. Yesterday my juvie D. albineus ran up the lid, up my arm, and around my back to the other side in a flash. I used a cup and the mirror in my room to capture it.
A simple distance vs time measurement with a timer able to display hundredths of a second hooked up to an IR LED detection circuit to start and stop would also work. Easily constructed. Would be a fun experiment. You'd need multiple specimens of each species too but good excuse to buy more
All of those spiders are sloths compared to the arachnophobe who finds one loose next to them
I totally agree. They're very fast and photophobic. they hate light so much that they will bolt for the nearest armpit and make you remove your shirt very slowly and carefully.