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Moulting of the Black and Golden Cicada

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12 November 2012
It has been several weeks, and pictures of beautiful black and gold cicadas (Huechys fusca) emerging from their moult were popping up everywhere. I…
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The Lock and Key of Spiders

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15 September 2012
In the reproduction of spiders, the male typically transfers it’s sperm from it’s pedipalps to the female’s epigyne. The epigyne is the external genital…
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Batesian Mimicry

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13 July 2012
In Batesian mimicry, a potential prey mimics another insect which it’s predators would typically avoid. These “mimic models” could be unpalatable, or even aggressive…
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Differentiating Millipedes and Centipedes

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6 July 2012
I had posted pictures of millipedes in this post earlier, and some friends commented that they looked like centipedes. How would you differentiate them…
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A Tribute to All Mothers – Happy Mothers Day!

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13 May 2012
Mothers take care of their young – but it is usually far more than that. Many mothers go the extra mile to ensure that their…
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Marvelling at the Eyes of a Jumping Spider

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23 March 2012
The Jumping Spider’s (Salticidae) anterior median eyes are one of the largest amongst all other spiders, possibly with the exception of the Ogre-Faced Spider….
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Macro Photography Ethics

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5 March 2012
As a macro photographer, one would undoubtedly face the issue of ethics and responsibility in the field. I will explain more about this, as…
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Why do Scorpions Glow Under UV light?

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17 December 2011
Many macro shooters have come to know that the scorpion’s exoskeleton glows a bright cyan under Ultra Violet (UV) light. But few know why…
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Eunuch Spiders

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13 December 2011
We all heard of eunuchs. But what about eunuch spiders? Impotent males? Castrated males?? How did they reach such a state?Had a day off…
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The Beauty of Ladybird Mimicry

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10 June 2011
An exploratory night trip down the abandoned railway track off sunset way led to some interesting discoveries. The most notable was what seemed like…
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Why do Spiders Decorate their Webs?

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2 January 2011
Following the previous post about the Spider Temple post with the Neogea Nocticolor Spider decorating it’s web with 3 egg sacs, this post will…
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