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 Brown Huntsman Spider

Young brown huntsman with interesting dots and stripes as well as soft, dense fur on the body. Seems to prefer the garage over a garden, but for the portrait shot I insisted on a greenish background. The young guy also had a peculiar behaviour when approached: rolls on its back opened its jaws - was a bit confused whether this was the invitation to play, cuddle its belly, be eaten or a mixture of those. [180mm, f18, 1/40s, ISO100, 2 flashes].

--- Taxonomoy ---

Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Sparassidae
Specimen: Heteropoda venatoria
Common name: Brown Huntsman 

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