View Full Version : Thursday Trivia: Moroccan Flic-Flac Spider

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February 7th, 2019, 08:05 AM
The Cebrennus rechenbergi, or Moroccan flic-flac spider, doesn't simply run from danger; it cartwheels away like a gymnast doing an Olympic floor exercise routine.


Found only in the Erg Chebbi desert in Morocco, it is active at night and spends its days inside a tubelike shelter that it builds from sand and spider silk.


The special movement is a last resort tactic, used only when needing to escape predators. It is a costly move. If it performs this five to 10 times within one day, then it dies.

Video of the spider flic-flacking:


February 7th, 2019, 10:53 AM
Wow, that is cool. What a great gymnist! Looks rather large.