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Admiralty Park Overnight Shoot

A quiet walk down the mangrove of Admiralty Park with some AP regulars. The sighting-rate would typically be low when there's rain in the day, so what we got was a cool, quiet night walk. Til the next hot day!!

Huntsman Spider (Sparassidae) - DSC_7597 #1 Baby Huntsman Spider perched on a heart-shaped leaf

Oriental Whip Snake (Ahaetulla prasina) - DSC_7604 #2 Oriental Whip Snake, usually found high above the trees. It can drop on you anytime, be careful!!

Common Garden Spider (Parawixia dehaani) - DSC_7609 #3 Common Garden Spider ([i]parawixia dehaani[/i]) just caught a cricket!

Common Garden Spider (Parawixia dehaani) - DSC_7611 #4 Common Garden Spider spins its prey into a coccoon

Common Garden Spider (Parawixia dehaani) - DSC_7618 #5 Mummification complete and it savours its dinner

Comb-Footed Spider (Theridiidae) - DSC_7622 #6 Looks like a spider with its egg sac, but someone said its a wrapped up prey. Not sure??

Cricket - DSC_7639 #7 Brightly Coloured Grasshopper

The following pictures are of a female Whip Spider (Ariamnes colubrinus, or Argyrodes colubrinus) protecting its egg sac. It is commonly called the twig spider for its excellent camouflage as a harmless twig suspended from leaves and twigs.

Twig-Like Whip Spider (Ariamnes sp.) - DSC_7686 #8 Wide view of Whip Spider with Egg Sac

Twig-Like Whip Spider (Ariamnes sp.) - DSC_7696 #9 Close up view... MY PRECIOUS!

Twig-Like Whip Spider (Ariamnes sp.) - DSC_7702 #10 Another closeup

Twig-Like Whip Spider (Ariamnes sp.) - DSC_7709 #11 When it senses danger, the legs would close up and the entire body forms a twig

Twig-Like Whip Spider (Ariamnes sp.) - DSC_7713 #10 Wide view

The complete album can be viewed here.

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