August 2013

Journal

The Peculiar Shaped Petai Flower

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28 August 2013
We were doing our usual roaming, looking for interesting arthropods, when a heavy object dropped from the sky and hit my arm. It appeared to be a flower, and…
Feature Journal

The Majestic Dead Leaf Mantis

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23 August 2013
The dead leaf mantis as its name implies, mimics dead leaves and remains well hidden when perched on dead leaf litter. It has a distinctive large shield on its…
Feature

Happy 48th Birthday Singapore!

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9 August 2013
Singapore celebrates her 48th birthday today. Not many know Singapore for topics of nature, but we manage to continually discover and photograph the little critters around us. Here’s a…
Journal

Giant Twig Spider @ Pulau Ubin

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7 August 2013
Thanks to Victor for organizing the overnight trip to Pulau Ubin. We boarded the last boat at 8pm and returned to mainland only at 6:30am. In between was nothing…
Journal

Another Beautiful Spider Under Ultraviolet

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2 August 2013
In a recent post, I highlighted an instance where a bird dung spider looked radically different when exposed to ultraviolet light. This week, we found another spider emitting a…