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A short video showing some factual aspects of the large Australian Wolf Spider Lycosa sp behaviour in a typical lawn on the east coast of Australia.
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The footage was obtained entirely on location and sets were not used.
ERRATUM: PLEASE NOTE THAT WHERE THE NARRATOR REFERS TO GRASSHOPPERS, AFTER THE FIRST CLIP THE FOLLOWING ARE ACTUALLY CRICKETS FROM THE FAMILY TETTIGONIIDAE (THEY CAN BE IDENTIFIED BY HAVING LONG ANTENNAE) Sorry!
CHECK OUT THIS OTHER CREEPY SPIDER VID HERE!
FINALLY a generic note to all who watch this video:
Thanks for your comments liking the vid but no your are wrong (if you suggest/imply or simply state the following about the making of this film): I never tore off an legs put any crickets/grasshoppers near holes etc.
This vid took over 3 weeks to film not to mention the several weeks before filming to scope an area of over 400m2 looking for active spiders in their holes and noting at what time of day they came out and when and where the sun direction was from, temperature, when crickets (they were actually day cricket and not grasshoppers) were about etc.
Everything you see on FCF is very well thought out, with a proper productions, and thorough research liaising with world authorities on subject matter for accurate narrations .Sometimes SFX are indeed added however there are no interspecies conflicts nor are there any forced conflicts just loads of research, careful and detailed observations, and the stuff you can't buy off the shelf and that's patience and dealing with the countless times you sit there getting eaten alive by mosquitos, bitten by ants to make something like what you see here in this short film.
Thanks for watching!