50 new species found in Aus.

Nick H

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New peacock jumping spider and a diving tarantula, wow! Thanks for sharing!
 

The Spider Faery

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I wonder why the diving tarantula has been observed submerged underwater for 3 hours? Is it a hiding tactic from predators? Does it eat fish?
 

Rick McJimsey

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I wonder why the diving tarantula has been observed submerged underwater for 3 hours? Is it a hiding tactic from predators? Does it eat fish?
Some Hysterocrates species do this as well, I don't recall the reason behind it, but it is a behavior I have personally observed. I would be willing to bet it's a ploy to flee predators.
 
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