When the flattie spider ambushes its prey, it spins so fast that it can turn three times in a blink of an eye.
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Researchers used high-speed video to show how fast the flattie spider spins to ambush its prey. This arachnids pivots on the leg closest to the prey. Like figure skaters drawing their arms inward to spin faster, it pulls its remaining legs off the ground towards its sternum. This maneuver can result in strike speeds up to 3,000 degrees per second, giving this spider the world’s fastest spin of any land animal.
Read “How One of the Fastest Spinning Animals Catches Its Prey.”
High-Speed Video Shows How Flattie Spiders Attack With World’s Fastest Spin | National Geographic