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Animal Olympians: golden wheel spider

This is a colour clip of a golden wheel spider ('Carparachne aureoflava') burrowing into the desert sand and tumbling down a dune to escape a parasitic wasp. The narrator compares the spider's tumbling to that of a gymnast. The spider has been filmed in its natural habitat in the sand dunes of the Namib Desert in southern ...


Huntsman spider

This is a colour photograph of a huntsman spider, well camouflaged on a piece of bark. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Arachnida, Order: Araneida, Family: Sparassidae.)