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Whip Spider / Cave Spider


Saw lots of this Whip Spider or Cave Spider in a Cave. They are quite big in size, body around 3 cm with long claws and legs. Pics#1, #2 and #3 shows a Female carrying her babies on her back, and they are green in colours. Pics#4 & #5 shows another one eating another Whip Spider, looks like they are Cannibals. I was told that even the Mother Spider, once the babies left her back, they are fair game and she may feed on them too!


Found inside a cave

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AlbertKang 5 years ago

Thanks, @MrsPbio, am not sure if they glow in UV light.
I have made an order for UV light and hopefully in the future, I will be able to find out :D

MrsPbio 5 years ago

Q: Do these "glow in the dark" (fluoresce) under a blacklight like scorpions do?

MrsPbio 5 years ago

OOooh I love these creatures! I'm jealous. :)

AlbertKang 5 years ago

Thanks, @LaurenZarate.
Just nice for Mother's day post :D

LaurenZarate 5 years ago

That is really neat Albert! I didn't know they carried their babies around like Wolf Spiders! And I never saw a green one. And green babies! Ours here in Chiapas that live in the interiors of the Mayan ruins in Yaxchilan are black and grey and also with banded legs. Really scary looking things. (

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Davao City, Philippines

Spotted on May 5, 2016
Submitted on May 6, 2016

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