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Shit Gets Real – 9 Dung Spiders and their Remarkable Mimicry

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22 May 2017
From years of trudging through forests, I have learnt not to casually dismiss any pile of poop in the foliage. With experience and a…
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How Birds are Fooled by Ladybird Mimicry and Why Spiders are Amazing

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22 March 2017
Ladybird beetles are frequently portrayed in childrens’ books and nursery rhymes, but few know that they possess noxious chemicals which wreck havoc on taste…
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Mystery of the Pulsating Spider

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12 November 2016
During my years in the field, I had recorded numerous instances of micro-movements in spider abdomens. Most are just really tiny unnoticeable movements around…
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Ladybird Beetles: A Brief History Behind the Name “Lady”

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3 October 2016
Ladybirds from the family Coccinellidae Latreille, 1807 are also commonly known as Ladybugs in North America, but are actually not true bugs but beetles….
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Trilobite Beetles: “Prehistoric” Creatures of our Forests

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9 September 2016
Trilobite beetles are not prehistoric. They merely resemble the extinct trilobite and adopted the name due to the visual similarity. However, that didn’t stop…
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51 Huntsman Spider Portraits from Singapore – Happy 51st Birthday!

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9 August 2016
Singapore celebrates her 51st birthday today, so here’s a tiny collection of close-ups of one of the most majestic spider families in Singapore -…
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Spider Photo Exhibition at Senckenberg Natural History Museum

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14 July 2016
From 15th July 2016 to 8th January 2017, I will have a gallery of spider photos exhibited at the Senckenberg Natural History Museum in…
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Alien Transformations Under Ultraviolet

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29 February 2016
Ultraviolet (UV) macro photography is a highly niche and challenging photography genre, largely because of the difficulty in finding a suitable subject, in getting…
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5 Mysterious Structures from the World’s Smallest Architects

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21 January 2016
The rainforest is a giant trove of mysteries. When zooming into the micro world, I saw natural creations which appear so man-made, that they…
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50 Tiny Creatures You Never Looked Up Close In the Amazon

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19 August 2015
More from the Peruvian Amazon Tortoise Orb Weavers Thorn Orb Weavers Roly Poly Orb Weavers Jewel Caterpillar Spider Faces 50 Tiny Creatures Many tourists, explorers and researchers visit the Amazon’s unspoilt…
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Faces of 20 Spider Families from the Peruvian Amazon

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18 August 2015
More from the Peruvian Amazon Tortoise Orb Weavers Thorn Orb Weavers Roly Poly Orb Weavers Jewel Caterpillar Spider Faces 50 Tiny Creatures From my recent week-long stay in the Peruvian Amazon,…
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Peruvian Amazon’s Jewel Caterpillar: The Forest Nudibranch

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17 August 2015
More from the Peruvian Amazon Tortoise Orb Weavers Thorn Orb Weavers Roly Poly Orb Weavers Jewel Caterpillar Spider Faces 50 Tiny Creatures There were many fascinating finds during my week-long stay…
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Peruvian Amazon’s Roly Poly Spider and Other Exotic Orb Weavers

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16 August 2015
More from the Peruvian Amazon Tortoise Orb Weavers Thorn Orb Weavers Roly Poly Orb Weavers Jewel Caterpillar Spider Faces 50 Tiny Creatures In the last 2 nights of my trip to…
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Peruvian Amazon’s Thorned Heart and Other Thorn Orb Weavers

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15 August 2015
More from the Peruvian Amazon Tortoise Orb Weavers Thorn Orb Weavers Roly Poly Orb Weavers Jewel Caterpillar Spider Faces 50 Tiny Creatures In my recent week-long adventure into the Peruvian Amazon…
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Peekaboo False Eyes of a Hawkmoth Caterpillar

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18 February 2015
Hawkmoth (Sphingidae) larvae, or caterpillars, can grow to relatively large sizes. Some of them may sport two prominent spots above their heads which appear…
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Ever Wondered What Snail Embryos Looked Like?

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2 February 2015
We often see terrestrial snails loitering in the foliage, but have ignored them because they were too common. Their eggs however, were less common…
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