17 February 2016


It looks like a "spider with hands."  It is, in fact, a "whip spider."

The name "amblypygid" means "blunt rump", a reference to a lack of the flagellum ("tail") that is otherwise seen in whip scorpions. They are harmless to humans.
Amblypygids possess no silk glands or venomous fangs. They rarely bite if threatened, but can grab fingers with pedipalps, resulting in thorn-like puncture injury.


  1. Am I alone in wanting the human to leave the spider alone? I felt bad for it...

  2. Nope. Not alone. All I could think of was how much they deserved a bit or something painful for all the taunting.

    1. I agree with you people. She kept teasing the poor spider, and it hadn't done her any harm. How nasty! I wanted to hug it and say "I love you." Well...maybe not.


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