The Walking, Drooling Bird Dung
This was the second time seeing the bird dung spider dismantling it’s web in the morning. The earlier incident was documented here: A Beautiful Piece of Shit.
#1 View from it’s underside. The m̶o̶r̶n̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶d̶e̶w̶ sticky blob rests at the tip of the strand of web as the Bird Dung Spider sucked in it’s web slowly. Looked like it was drooling. lol
#2 View from it’s top, showing the ugly yet beautiful patterns, together with a string of “pearls”
#3 Front view, after it was done dismantling it’s web and resting on a leaf
#4 Apparently not really resting, it seemed to be chewing something invisible!! *nom* *nom* *nom*
#5 View of it’s top. Another interesting thing observed… looks like some movement underneath it’s “skin”. This was documented on another species of Bird Dung Spider here: Observing the Micromovements of Bugs
Now onto the other subjects…!
#6 Found near the north entrance. Looks like the pupa of a Malayan Eggfly (at least it looked like the other ones I saw before). Wonder when the butterfly will emerge??
#7 Looking up at an ant
#8 This should be a better view!
#9 Blur image of a mating couple, took one shot before it flew off!
#10 Unknown ID spider, with it’s web built on a dried leaf.
#11 Another mating pair! What are these again?
#12 Juvenile St Andrew’s Cross Spider with it’s unique web patterns.
The complete album can be viewed here.