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Hunting by feels

Discussion in 'Tarantula Photos and Videos' started by Matthew, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. Matthew

    Matthew Active Member

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    Took a bit of slow motion video of my GBB at feeding time and inadvertently caught a good example of how they hunt by vibrations and don’t rely so much on their poor eyesight. You see it jump to the exact spot the cricket hit before it bounced away.



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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Well done, that's a great little video.:)
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Nice video!!! It's amazing how successful they are with such poor eyesight.
    Here's a old video of my Ornata blindly taking down a cricket as soon as it moves.
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    That is definitely teleportation speed!
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