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Avicularia with a foot in her mouth

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  • Avicularia with a foot in her mouth

    I was watching my A. avecularia on the side of her tank today when I noticed this:

    She appears to put her foot in her "mouth" using her fangs to pull it in.

    While carrying out observational work on my project spiders I have noticed them dragging each of their legs through their mouths in turn. This is what I saw today.

    Apologies for the shoddy camera work, it was shot on a camera-phone with a macro lens. Oh and there is no sound.
    A. Avicularia

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    My A Avic has started doing this when she comes out of her web at night, she'll clean most of the lower legs and then have a wander looking for food.

    I've also noticed her "clean" a few feet before returning to the web

    The strangest thing i've seen her do is vibrate her whole body very rapidly for half a second or so just after she's had a splash around in her water, i should imagine for the same reason as a dog shakes after a bath.