Artorius Castus

Another of Nature’s Epic Battles

Posted in Uncategorized by Patrick Truax on October 17, 2007

Tarantula Hawk vs. the Tarantula

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Spider Wasp, or “Tarantula Hawk”

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Look how big this thing gets, and it fights one of these-

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‘Hawk and Tarantula locked in an epic struggle for survival. But it is always a foregone conclusion, the wasp normally wins

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After the wasp has defeated the spider, he drags it back to his hole and lays eggs on top of the spider. Oh, did I mention the spider isnt dead, he is just paralyzed by the wasp’s sting? The eggs hatch and feed on live spider until they are old enough to do it themselves..

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  1. Patrick Truax said, on October 17, 2007 at 3:19 am

    My lovely wife has loved the last two posts..

  2. Elizabeth said, on October 17, 2007 at 1:28 pm

    Truly a great way to start up my morning…. Good Lord!!!

  3. Patrick Truax said, on October 17, 2007 at 2:52 pm

    Good Morning, Elizabeth! Stay tuned for more of my “Epic Battles of Nature” series..

  4. Catty Ax Lady said, on October 17, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    Nice.


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