URBAN LEGEND – THE CLOCK SPIDER
The legend of a clock spider, also known as a huntsman spider, is widely known after it was discovered by someone at a relative’s home after noticing a large spider sticking out of the wall clock.
A marvel of nature, the huntsman spider is. Let’s take a moment to look at a bizarre urban legend that surrounds the spider itself before we get into the specifics of the spider itself.
Three photos were taken before he ran screaming from the house. A spider can be seen poking its legs out of the wall clock in the first photo below.
After the clock was removed, the spider could be seen on the wall in the second photo. I don’t know whether they knocked the clock down or moved the spider then removed it.
The third photo is a closeup of an enormous spider where you can see its fur.
According to some legend, which may or may not be confirmed, the spider used to possess nine legs until he lost one fighting the limecat! From that moment on, he became a legend and known as “God”. Do you fools think the clock spider will have mercy on you? Give it another thought.
If you don’t worship him, the spider will judge you like the limecat did before he became his meal.
All of us will be seen by this spider on judgment day. Or something along those lines.
One rumour says that the spider will send all of his worshiper’s giant pieces of cheese on judgement day, but will it eat all of these huge pieces of cheese along the way or will it eat them all along the way? See the creepy pictures of the spider clock below.
Fun Legend! Have a look at the clock spider.
The Huntsman Spiders
The huntsman spiders are members of the Sparassidae family (taxonomic classification), of which 1363 species (over 88 genera) have been identified so far. Large and quick, these spiders are known for their size. An average huntsman spider can travel up to one meter per second.
The most notable characteristic of huntsman spiders is that they do not build webs to catch prey. Rather, they hunt for food, such as insects, spiders, and small lizards. Hunter spiders are often used as natural pest controllers in households.
These spiders can be found throughout the world, including most of the United States, Europe, and Asia (except for the Arabian Peninsula). Some species, however, have adapted to colder climates. As one example, there is Heteropoda venatoria (cane huntsman), which is introduced primarily from the tropics to subtropical regions.
Huntsman spiders ambush their prey from under rocks, inside wall crevices, and on loose tree bark. As they are not adapted to cold temperatures, these spiders often find their way into homes, vehicles, and other enclosed spaces.
Some Interesting Facts About Clock Spiders
1. Other than giant crab spiders, Sparassidae are also known as a number of other names. Among these spiders are wood spiders, rain or lizard-eating spiders, cane spiders, and wheel spiders.
2. Huntsman spiders can move in unusual ways. A wheel spider, for example, can roll around in a cartwheeling motion in order to avoid wasps from attacking its back (most of the time). One species of the huntsman, Cebrennus rechenbergi, performs a similar handspring.
3. Female huntsman spiders (genus Isopeda) are capable of laying 200 eggs at once. A huntsman’s lifespan is usually two years or longer.
You should also check out these cute spider paws!