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Huntsman Spiders Sparassidae
2014-06-19 08:25:14

Sparassidae is a family that holds over one thousand species of huntsman spiders, also known as giant crab spiders and wood spiders, or as rain spiders or lizard-eating spiders in some areas of its range. These species are native to Australia but were also introduced to temperate areas throughout the world including China, Japan, and some areas of the United States, including Florida and...

Giant Huntsman Spider
2009-05-02 16:05:52

The Giant Huntsman Spider (Heteropoda maxima) is a species of arachnid that was first discovered in northern Laos in 2001. Since then, over a thousand new specimens have been found in the Greater Mekong Subregion. It is believed that this spider lives in or near cave openings because of its pale color, long legs, and special hairs found on the second foot of the male. A representative for the...

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pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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