Arachno-claw

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Arachno-claws
An Arachno-claw in King Kong (2005)
Alternate names Arachnoclaw, Arachno Claw
Species Giant insect (Arachnocidis)
Length 4 to 6 feetKK05
Place(s) of emergence Skull Island
Allies Each other, Carnictis,
Weta-rex, Deplector
Enemies Humans
First appearance King Kong (2005)

Arachno-claws are arthropod creatures who appear in the 2005 film King Kong.

Design[edit | edit source]

Arachno-claws resemble a mixture of a crayfish and a spider. They have six legs and a pair of pincers. They have two antennae on their heads and dark brown glassy eyes. Their whole body is covered with a crab-like armor.

Ecology[edit | edit source]

Arachno-claws laid their microscopic eggs in carrion of the chasm floor, but most were either eaten by carrion eaters, or drowned in the slime that coated the pit's bottom. They were then ingested by Carnictis, in the guts of which they hatched and lived as stomach parasites until they pupated and emerged from the rectum as miniature adults, already capable of scavenging for food.

History[edit | edit source]

King Kong (2005)[edit | edit source]

Arachno-claws were present along with several Carnictises and Weta-rexes in the chasm into which several Venture crew members were sent plummeting by King Kong. One Arachno-claw grabbed a Venture crew member, then the other two tore him apart.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Pincers[edit | edit source]

Arachno-claws have a pair of strong pincers.

Books[edit | edit source]

Kong: The 8th Wonder of the World[edit | edit source]

While hiding under tree roots in a jungle clearing, Ann Darrow was set upon by an Arachno-claw before running away and being rescued by Kong.

King Kong (2005)[edit | edit source]

When the Carnictis crawled out of the earth to attack the crew of the Venture, the Arachno-claws came out of the darkness to seize the opportunity. After Jack Driscoll stabbed a Carnictis to death, two Arachno-claws approached from behind as several others devoured Lumpy and Choy. Filled with rage and despair, Carl Denham began to smash the attacking crab-spiders apart with a club. The survivors tried to stave the creatures off, but were quickly surrounded with Arachno-claws and other creatures emerging from their burrows. However, gunfire from above saved them as other humans began blasting the bugs apart with bullets, forcing them to retreat.

Comics[edit | edit source]

King Kong: The 8th Wonder of the World[edit | edit source]

When the crew of the Venture was pushed by Kong into the Skull Island chasm, the Carnictises and Weta-rexes came to prey on them. As the lesser predators were scared off by gunfire, the Arachno-claws moved in, but when one attacked Jack Driscoll, it was shot to death by the rescue party.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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