Shake a leg! It’s the amazing spider-fan

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PostSat Nov 28, 2009 5:30 pm » by bugmenot


Shake a leg! It’s the amazing spider-fan :flop: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/ne ... pider.html

IT'S CERTAINLY small, but it's beautifully formed.

A spider just 4mm long raises a pair of legs and fans out two flaps at the back of his body in an incredible mating ritual.

The Australian male peacock spider was snapped by bug expert Jurgen Otto, 44, in Sydney as it showed off to a duller brown-coloured female.

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Daddy short legs ... creepy crawly is
just 4mm long


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He raises his abdomen vertically, expands his flaps and displays them like a peacock's tail. He also raises his third legs which have a brush of black bristles and the white-tipped ends.
While vibrating his raised legs and tail, he starts dancing from side to side or rolls as a sailor as he approaches the female.
Altogether a spectacular courtship dance. After mating the male repeats the performance and dancing with other females.


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The male spider has two rounded skin-like flaps on either side of his abdomen that are folded down close against the sides of the body, like a shawl, when not in use.
The spider has - like all saticids - excellent eye-sight and can detect prey 20 cm away.
The brilliant colouring is not just for decoration. The peacock spider has earned its name when he courts with his mate.


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http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/ne ... pider.html :flop:

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PostSat Nov 28, 2009 7:22 pm » by Xenonymous



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PostSat Nov 28, 2009 7:29 pm » by Cornbread714


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Ha ha! One of the funniest things I've seen in the last day or so. :)

They had me until they got to the hammock...

Ha ha! :flop:
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PostSun Nov 29, 2009 7:41 am » by Vulcanic


bugmenot wrote:Shake a leg! It’s the amazing spider-fan :flop: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/ne ... pider.html

IT'S CERTAINLY small, but it's beautifully formed.

A spider just 4mm long raises a pair of legs and fans out two flaps at the back of his body in an incredible mating ritual.

The Australian male peacock spider was snapped by bug expert Jurgen Otto, 44, in Sydney as it showed off to a duller brown-coloured female.

Image
Daddy short legs ... creepy crawly is
just 4mm long


Image Image
He raises his abdomen vertically, expands his flaps and displays them like a peacock's tail. He also raises his third legs which have a brush of black bristles and the white-tipped ends.
While vibrating his raised legs and tail, he starts dancing from side to side or rolls as a sailor as he approaches the female.
Altogether a spectacular courtship dance. After mating the male repeats the performance and dancing with other females.


Image Image
The male spider has two rounded skin-like flaps on either side of his abdomen that are folded down close against the sides of the body, like a shawl, when not in use.
The spider has - like all saticids - excellent eye-sight and can detect prey 20 cm away.
The brilliant colouring is not just for decoration. The peacock spider has earned its name when he courts with his mate.


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rock on brother

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/ne ... pider.html :flop:


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PostSun Nov 29, 2009 7:49 am » by Vulcanic


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