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Post by xilpa » Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:22 pm

Seems as if he ended up as a meal after mating. What a price to pay !!!
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Post by IL-PINE » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:45 pm

ahhh!

what beautiful photos!

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Post by xilpa » Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:02 pm

Many thanks Pine

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Post by D. Cilia » Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:20 am

Beautiful pictures, xilpa! The 'dead'-looking spider in your picture is not a dead male, but the discarded exoskeleton of the female which has just moulted.

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Post by xilpa » Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:33 pm

D. Cilia wrote:Beautiful pictures, xilpa! The 'dead'-looking spider in your picture is not a dead male, but the discarded exoskeleton of the female which has just moulted.
Many thanks for the info. As I read somewhere that sometimes the female does eat the mate after mating, I took it for granted that this was one such occasin.

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