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    So many legs missing What went wrong, how do a spider looses it's legs
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    Is SY nie dalk deur n vlieeplak getref nie?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarelF View Post
    Is SY nie dalk deur n vlieeplak getref nie?
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    Wall spider
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    Looks like it might be a Rain Spider?

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    I agree, rain spider
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    I still say Wall crab spider
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    Nope, definately not a rain spider. I know then well. Checked "wall spider" like brroom suggested and yes. That is it, as per the images. But I would still like to know how it lost it's legs.

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    We used to have allot of these at school. They are really quick!
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    Is there a difference between a wall spider and a wall crap spider?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    Is there a difference between a wall spider and a wall crap spider?
    Sorry that was my mistake. Could only remember them as Wall spiders. After googling them I realised its Wall crab spiders
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    But I would still like to know how it lost it's legs.
    This is a groovy question. Spiders can drop their legs like a lizards tail. It's called autotomy.

    You will notice that the vast majority of spiders missing limbs are all generally missing the whole thing rather than a 1/2 or 3/4 or whatever.

    They usually detach from where the coxa and trochanter meet. This area of the spider has a mechanism for detachment and blood loss minimization. They lose their leg if it is trapped to escape predation, tugged on, injured or envenomated when they capture venomous prey like scorpions or bees to stop the spread of the venom!

    An injured leg gets in the way - so they often drop it. It is better to have no leg than one that is nonfunctional. They can lose many legs, and while they tend to locomote slower it does not appear to reduce foraging efficiency, usually just reduces predation avoidance ability.
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    This is a (reŽnspinnekop) aka huntsman spider. Very different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwenD View Post
    This is a groovy question. Spiders can drop their legs like a lizards tail. It's called autotomy.

    You will notice that the vast majority of spiders missing limbs are all generally missing the whole thing rather than a 1/2 or 3/4 or whatever.

    They usually detach from where the coxa and trochanter meet. This area of the spider has a mechanism for detachment and blood loss minimization. They lose their leg if it is trapped to escape predation, tugged on, injured or envenomated when they capture venomous prey like scorpions or bees to stop the spread of the venom!

    An injured leg gets in the way - so they often drop it. It is better to have no leg than one that is nonfunctional. They can lose many legs, and while they tend to locomote slower it does not appear to reduce foraging efficiency, usually just reduces predation avoidance ability.
    Owen, thanks for the explanation. Never knew spiders could shed their legs.
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    This here spider be a derivitive of Hectagisorus Spinnerkpus - the only 5 legged ...........Awe I cannot BS - the others know better.

    OwenD - very interesting - do the legs grow back and how long does it take (+/-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumble V View Post
    This here spider be a derivitive of Hectagisorus Spinnerkpus - the only 5 legged ...........Awe I cannot BS - the others know better.

    OwenD - very interesting - do the legs grow back and how long does it take (+/-)
    They will grow them back during their next molt, on a large spider this might take about 4 days longer than usual if it has to regenerate legs. Recent work has shown that these regenerated legs might not be as good as the first set - but by the second molt they are as functional as new.
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    The leg never grows back. There's a valve of some sorts that cuts the blood flow to the limb and that's it.

    Edit: Sorry Owen D, seems my knowledge on the topic is out dated. I will have to do some research.

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