thick-legged question

krystal

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while admiring my tarantulas, i can't help but be drawn to the powerful thickness in their front four legs. however, in contrast to this mighty beefiness, the back four legs look all skinny and weak. i know some species (king baboon and stout leg) of tarantula have impressively huge hind legs and feet, so naturally i would assume that other terrestrial spiders would have adopted the same big-leg, big-feet, their dirt-pushing cousins have, but instead, they have these itsy-bitsy, heroin-sheek skinny back legs.

why?
 

JacenBeers

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The only trned I have noticed is that arboreals have very thick legs right down near the ends and it is cute.
 

krystal

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the leg difference is most obvious on my a. geniculata. the bigger she gets, the more i notice it. she's got these sweet, poofy front legs, but her back legs remind me of unshaven crackheads who beg me for money whenever i'm in georgetown...
 
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krystal

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possibly my a. geni could use some calf and foot implants?
 

Hamadryad

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Hey Krystal

:rolleyes: Krystal, you should see my Chinese Earthtiger...her legs are the beefiest I have ever seen on a tarantula...they are extremely thick and stocky....really cool looking...and I have a 5 inch A.geniculata that I have raised from a half inch sling...she is a beautiful and hungry spider!! I will have to look at her legs to see just how stocky they really are though!!

The Evil Spider Hunter
 
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