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the Noxian Spider is a large pseudo-arachnid that can grow to a length of 1.5 metres from antennae to stinger.
Physiology and ecology
The Noxian Spider has eight pairs of limbs in total; two pairs of leaping legs, which can enable the vicious creature to leap 10m in a single stride while another two slimmer pairs enable it to travel at speeds in excess of 35km per hour. Although it appears to have a pair of mandibles around its mouth, it is actually one of two pairs of manipulative limbs that protect the two pairs of eyes and mouth. A final pair of razor-sharp limbs is located under the body, generally folded ﬂat against the chest. At the rear of its tail are twin poisonous barbs, similar to a scorpion’s. Unlike insects, the Noxian Spider has an internal skeleton. The chitin exterior appears to have been developed as a defense mechanism.
Although totally deaf, they are capable of sensing movement and seeing heat traces.
Life Cycle and reproduction
The creature reproduces asexually.
Diet and trophics
The Noxian spider is a carnivore, and capable of consuming human flesh.
History and background
The species is currently under a conservation order due to the fact that early settlers almost hunted the species to extinction.
Travellers' Aid Society advisory
The creature is extremely vicious and extreme caution is advised in its proximity.
references and contributors
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