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Camel Spider

 

Origami Camel Spider

Paper used:  a single un-cut square of tissue foil.

Design date:  November, 2007

Base Crease Pattern: 

Origami Camel Spider Base

Design Reference:

Real Camel Spider

 

Even though this arthropod is called a camel spider, it is not actually a spider.  This is the third design of mine that was inspired by a Discovery Channel show - Bear Grylls ate one of these on Man vs. Wild.  I don't think I would enjoy that as much as I enjoyed designing and folding this model.  Even though I was pleased with this creation at the time, I have currently redesigned it - I was originally very proud of the base, which incorporates rivers that provide legs (of correct proportional length) joining the body with a staggered progression while running through the center of gusset molecules (these are particularly difficult to fold).  I have resolved other issues, and used methyl-cellulose treated tissue paper (instead of tissue foil), to create a much better version.