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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Giant House Spider - Tegenaria duellica
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The 'Giant House Spider' - that really is its name! Common across Northern & Western Europe. The male is often found in baths, were it gets stuck while out looking for a mate.
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Submitted: Friday, 22nd May, 2009 23:30 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 1st May, 2009
Focal length: 90 mm
Shutter speed: 1/160 sec
Aperture: F4
ISO: 100
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