iRLiNG - Barking Spider
Common name: Barking Spider
Taxonomy: Selenocosmia stirlingi
Level: CARN | Form: DEFEND
Status: INFREQUENT | BiOME: DESERT
Overcomes: Flood | Persecution
Waiting just inside the entrance to her hole, iRLiNG will launch a SHOCK ATTACK when her prey ventures too close, darting out and injecting her deadly venom.
To scare off predators, iRLiNG will rub his palps together (small extrusions that look like an extra pair of arms) to create a WARNING BARK that makes him seem fiercer than he is!
Because iRLiNG is small, not even his WARNING BARK will protect him from some species - he automatically loses a clash to any animal heavier than him.
iRLiNG automatically loses a Clash to SCiATU as well, as he is a favourite food item for the Desert predator!
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