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Spitting Spider

Scytodidae family

Description:

Scytodidae catch their prey by spitting a fluid that congeals on contact into a venomous and sticky mass. Remarkably, though it is produced in venom glands in the chelicerae, the fluid contains both venom and spider silk in liquid form. The venom-impregnated silk not only immobilizes prey by tying it down, but has a venomous effect as well.

Habitat:

Seen at Karnala Bird Sanctuary.

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1 Comment

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

great pics! Interesting find!
What long legs!

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Spotted by
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Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Sep 15, 2013
Submitted on Sep 30, 2013

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