Unusual, wall hugging critter ?

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Unusual, wall hugging critter ?

Post by Dave Brown » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:52 pm

I noticed this little critter on the garage wall while washing the car. It looks a bit like a Harvester but laid out flat against the wall, an oddun icon_scratch When I touched it, it raised itself up and looked similar to a Harvester. Can anyone confirm what it is ?
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Re: Unusual, wall hugging critter ?

Post by Conifers » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:53 pm

Yep, it's a Harvestman. I've not seen that behaviour before, guess it is something they do to avoid being too easily visible to potential predators, or maybe to avoid frozen legs?


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Re: Unusual, wall hugging critter ?

Post by Dave Brown » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:43 pm

Conifers wrote:Yep, it's a Harvestman. I've not seen that behaviour before, guess it is something they do to avoid being too easily visible to potential predators, or maybe to avoid frozen legs?
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Re: Unusual, wall hugging critter ?

Post by Mr List » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:53 pm

i've not seen a harvestman like that before.


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Re: Unusual, wall hugging critter ?

Post by Springy » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:56 pm

I have seen them do this quite often. It always reminds me of rollerskaters when they skate under a limbo pole but in a spiders world! icon_spiderman

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