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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Arctosa
by Caligo
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The spider is called Arctosa Cinerea. It's a very rare, and yet unknown spider. My wife wrote a research about this spider. We had two at home, in a terrarium. Unfortuanetly both have died. This spider can be found in a large numer in North Romania, in the county of Maramures. We were a bit concerned about the spider, because nobody have ever made tests on this spider, and therefor we didn't knew that it's poisonous or not.
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Submitted: Thursday, 21st May, 2009 11:43 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 3rd May, 2008
Focal length: 50 mm
Shutter speed: 1/40 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 400
Notes: The image was captured with the canon 18-55 kit lens held inverse, as I don't have a macro lens. Came out pretty good I think.
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