Join HuffPost Plus. Listen to America. From Our Partners. From Our Partners. But now C. Native to the steep sand dunes of the Namib Desert in Southern Africa, the golden wheel spider is a small, cream-coloured species of huntsman.
And Now, Let's All Watch This Spider Do Some Cartwheels
A new species of spider has been discovered in Morocco, and it's quite the of spider documented to project itself across the sand through cartwheel-like. Scientists have identified a new — and exceptionally agile — cartwheeling- spider. Oh, and did we mention that they've also built it a robotic. A unique spider that somersaults down sand dunes through acrobatic flic-flac jumps has a new name, and its dexterity has inspired a model for.
If further provoked, it will cut its losses and run, and in about half the cases he witnessed, the fleeing spiders would curl themselves up and cartwheel themselves away. Until this week, the golden wheel spider and its close relative, Carparachne albawere the only known species of spider to engage in cartwheeling behaviour.
Severely paralysed but not yet dead, the golden wheel spider will be eaten alive from the inside out.
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It was performed on flat ground, on a downwards slope, and even in an uphill direction. World News.
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|It lives in constant fear of the parasitic Pompilid wasp; a particularly nasty predator that goes to great lengths to snare its prey.
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Left: A male C.
Peter Jäger, a taxonomist at the Seckenberg Research Institute in Germany, recently identified the new species of spider which lives in the. But comical cartwheeling spiders do help, if only a little bit.
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wheel spider has to deal with, maybe death by cartwheels isn't so bad after all.
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|Using the steep slip-faces of the sand dunes to its advantage, an agitated golden wheel spider will curl its legs up around its body to make a ball and roll itself down the slope at speeds of up to one metre per second.
Join HuffPost Plus. If further provoked, it will cut its losses and run, and in about half the cases he witnessed, the fleeing spiders would curl themselves up and cartwheel themselves away. Canada U.
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