Always wondered!!!

DrGigglez666

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Why do ornamental spiders such as P. regali, P. miranda, P. striata, and so on always look flat like strected out?? Is it because their so long they just lay down or what??
 

beetleman

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i believe they are built that way for living in the crevices,and they need to camaflauge themselves in the bark where they live,being arboreal and all.
 

peterspiderling

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its so they dont stand out in the wild aganst bark and stuff, cos if you were colour blind youd never see it would you :eek: lol hehe
 

spid142

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camouflage

I think its part of their camouflage instinct, with their bark-like patterns of lines and colors, when they flatten out against the tree bark, they can blend in very well. When I first was getting pokies, my sister was looking at a regalis flattened against bark, and remarked on how well they can blend in. Also, to an insect, the flattened pokie would not seem a threat, just apparently being another part of the bark.
 

Becky

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So whats the deal with P. metallica then? Pretty sure u dnt get bright blue and yellow bark :p lol

But apart from this 1, i'd say camouflage is the reason
 

Merfolk

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Perhaps it is a better camouflage during the night, the way it reflects the lunar light and al...
 
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