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Shale spiders are earth elemental creatures, with four spiderlike legs, that mostly only appear in Deepholm. Like normal earth elementals, shale spiders are also capable of leaving the earth plane. Some of these creatures have appeared in the Twilight Highlands devouring Elementium, and others in The Jade Forest in Pandaria devour jade. Pandaren miners refer to them as "nibblers." They apparently make nests in places such as Deepholm, where the amethyst breed is known to do so along the outer walls of the earthen zone.
As a companion pet
The drops off of Jadefang, a rare spider located within the Crumbling Depths caves of Deepholm. The Amethyst Shale Hatchling, Crimson Shale Hatchling, Emerald Shale Hatchling and Topaz Shale Hatchling can be obtained through pet battles.
As a hunter pet
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Shale spiders are rare class of creatures usually found in Deepholm, but can be found in very specific spots in the Twilight Highlands and the Jade Forest. Only Hunters with the 31 talent point are be able to tame these exotic beasts.
Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): replaced with .