Flat Huntsman Spiders are found all over Australia where they hide under tree bark in colonies that can number up to 300 individuals.
They share any food that accidentally crawls into their lair, but each spider also goes out at night to hunt on their own. They only bring back food to share with the colony if they don’t have time to finish eating before the sun comes up.
These spiders were used a lot in the film Arachnophobia but they’re actually quite timid and unlikely to bite, and their venom is pretty much harmless.
Still, give them some time and they’ll soon be taking over the world and enslaving/eating us all! Or maybe they’ll just ignore us and occasionally break open our homes to watch us run away screaming. We’ll have to wait and see.
…Video: Snake Artist
OMG SO CUUUUUUTE PUPPY SPIDERS
Just when I thought I’d finally cured myself of my lifelong arachnaphobia stuff like this shows up and just AGGRAVATES it. It’s like feeling a tickle from a case of bronchitis you thought was over.
I’m going to go look at some spiders that look a little bit less like writhing demons from a pit of darkness for a while and work my way back to this later. Because man they’re super cool but they also make my chest feel funny when I look at them.
Yep… NOPE! BIG NOPE.