Eight legs - Arachnids

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Submit your best picture of an arachnid with 8 legs. Crabs, Octopus's and other eight legged animals not allowed. Anything in the Arachnid family is ok - Spiders, Scorpions tick's etc. Please give any information you have on what the arachnid is, where it was taken and any interesting stories about getting the photograph.
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Sixteen legs!
by RuthC
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What is scarier than an eight-legged spider? A sixteen-legged one!!! It isn't really, I was just lucky catching this small hairy garden huntsman spider in the process of moulting. I understand that spiders do this mainly at night for their protection, but I guess this fellow just couldn't wait.
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Submitted: Wednesday, 20th May, 2009 06:33 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 10th April, 2009
Focal length: 5.8 mm
Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
Aperture: F2.8
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Notes: Hand-held, natural light, digital macro setting.
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