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The Huntsman Spideris know and feared because of its habit of entering houses. there are about 96 different specis of Huntsman spiderrange in different clours.The size and speed of huntsman spiders have given these spiders an undeservedly bad reputation. On entering houses they eat many of the insects that are potentially more of a nuisance to us than the spiders themselves. But they do look Scary, especially when found in a car.
the Huntsman spider is brown to grey in colour, long-legged and hairy and up to 15 cm in size, and can move quickly. Its flat body is designed for living under loose bark and cracks where it spins its egg sac and hides from predators during the day. .
Huntsman Spiders are often be seen at night on tree trunks with its legs spread out and facing downwards looking for insects are found living under loose bark on trees, in crevices on rock walls and in logs, under rocks and slabs of bark on the ground.the Huntsman spider often gives people a fright when found in your car and your home when you lest expect them. It is always best to leave car doors and windows closed at night as cars are tempting places for a active huntsman.
the female Huntsman mates with the male huntsman spider producing upto 200 eggs in a flat oval shaped egg sack placing it in a safe area like under bark or a crack in a rock. Unlike other species of spiders like the red back spider the male leaves with out being harmed. the female will stand gaurd of the eggs from 2-3 weeks untill they hatch.the Huntsman Spider lives up to 2 years.
Huntsman spider Bites are rare and usually only result in local swelling and pain, how ever medical attention should be sort.
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