What does this behavior mean? - FaunaClassifieds
 Sponsors   Breeders | Dealers |  Importers/Exporters | Caging | Feed | Supplies | Services | Events 
  Inside FaunaClassifieds  Product Reviews |  Classifieds!   | Photo Gallery   | Banner Advertising 
  Do you want to be able to bump and highlight your classified ads? Click here!

Go Back   FaunaClassifieds > Insects and Arachnids > General Discussions


General Discussions This is a general purpose forum open to all topics related to Insects and Arachnids.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-04-2007, 12:04 PM   #1
What does this behavior mean?

I know it means don't mess with me when they raise their front legs in the air but what does it mean when a rosehair sticks it's butt up in the air with its head and front legs down when you approach it?
It looks like it is trying to hide its head and because of that its butt is stiking up.
Old 04-04-2007, 12:35 PM   #2
John Apple
The butt in the air is another defence posture, ya see the abdomen has the urticating hairs on it and when disturbed they will sometimes raise that. So in a situation where the spider is getting molested whatever is bothering them will come in contact with the urticating hairs on the abdomen and if a mouse or whatever will most likely get a face full and leave it alone.
Old 04-04-2007, 07:08 PM   #3
Or they put their front legs over their eyes to sheild from light, but in your case John is 100% right.
Old 04-04-2007, 07:09 PM   #4
Poor bitsy baby is scared of big SPJ guy.
Old 04-04-2007, 08:56 PM   #5
John Apple
Avicularia are well known for showing thier ___ as well. The bad thing about the Avics is if that doesn't work they can shoot poo a pretty good distance. So imagine this , your a rat, heh heh. and you see this yummy spider, you sniff him and get some hair rubbed on your nose...but man your friggin hungry, I mean hungry...so you persist and something hits your eye...you rub it off and well like we rats do...ya sniff it and it's poo !!
the spider laughing slowly saunters off.
Thank god I haven't seen rosies do this

Join now to reply to this thread or open new ones for your questions & comments! FaunaClassifieds.com is the largest online community about Reptile & Amphibians, Snakes, Lizards and number one classifieds service with thousands of ads to look for. Registration is open to everyone and FREE. Click Here to Register!


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
If anyone needs help with dog behavior... Art Klass General Discussions 37 11-08-2007 11:19 PM
Albino Behavior ZenReptiles Geckos Discussion Forum 12 04-04-2006 12:08 AM
odd behavior Jus10 Geckos Discussion Forum 1 05-24-2005 05:10 PM
Odd boa behavior SPJ Boas Discussion Forum 3 09-06-2004 10:55 PM
General behavior on..... mercedesherp Amphibian Discussion Forum 0 02-22-2003 11:33 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:33 AM.

Fauna Top Sites

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Page generated in 0.04978490 seconds with 10 queries
Content copyrighted 2002-2018, FaunaClassifieds, LLC