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Hello FM. I posted this story originally on another forum that I'm a member of but I thought the macro board here would enjoy it as well.

When I first saw this spider, I was a bit confused. I was considering all sorts of possibilities. Perhaps a juvenile huntsman. Perhaps some other spider I didn't recognize.

The eye pattern kept telling me I was wrong.

I didn't know until confirming it with google, but jumping spiders live here in the Philippines too!
I haven't been able to nail down an exact species yet, but anyways...

Meet Pinoy spider bro, aka kuya gagambang Pinoy.

_DSC3527 by Zack, on Flickr

He spotted something interesting, and went to investigate!

_DSC3539 by Zack, on Flickr

An inferior house spider (which I have not yet identified either ) has been captured!

_DSC3542 by Zack, on Flickr

Hard to tell it from here, but this shot was focused on the spidey snack.

_DSC3545 by Zack, on Flickr

He's looking at me like yeah, I'm eating a spider, so what?

_DSC3566 by Zack, on Flickr

Almost gone, and nice detail of the top side mounted eyes:

_DSC3585 by Zack, on Flickr

After he ate, he retreated to his little hideout, which you'll notice has an interesting decor.

_DSC3602 by Zack, on Flickr

Yep, he's got a snack stash going on.

_DSC3604 by Zack, on Flickr

Very carefully we can focus on him behind his corpses.

_DSC3608 by Zack, on Flickr

A few minutes later he came out of his hideout on another adventure:

_DSC3609 by Zack, on Flickr


Enjoy!

D500, 105mm f/2.8, yongnuo flash on camera for some, off camera for others, aperture f/16 for most, 1/250 ISO varies considerably at times.



Sep 16, 2017 at 11:59 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · A Philippines spider story


Lovely series of Jumper shots.
Not certain but the nest decorations look like the shed skins of baby spiders rather than food bits.
Brian V.



Sep 17, 2017 at 06:18 AM
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LordV wrote:
Lovely series of Jumper shots.
Not certain but the nest decorations look like the shed skins of baby spiders rather than food bits.
Brian V.


Thanks!

I'm not a spiderologist, so you're probably right but it makes for an amusing story anyway. They are tiny little predators.



Sep 17, 2017 at 07:33 AM
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A nice sequence.

Look out for these:

http://tolweb.org/Mantisatta/3065

Harold



Sep 17, 2017 at 09:35 AM
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e6filmuser wrote:
A nice sequence.

Look out for these:

http://tolweb.org/Mantisatta/3065

Harold


I've never seen one of these, but I want to.

That thing is amazing looking.

Any intel on where they can be found?



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Photozack81 wrote:
I've never seen one of these, but I want to.

That thing is amazing looking.

Any intel on where they can be found?


"Borneo".

Harold



Sep 17, 2017 at 01:49 PM
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Very nice captures here Zack!
Douglas



Sep 17, 2017 at 02:19 PM
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e6filmuser wrote:
"Borneo".

Harold


I've been doing some googling and it seems that some species like these can be found here in the Philippines. I'll be keeping an eye out for sure.



Sep 17, 2017 at 03:16 PM
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douter wrote:
Very nice captures here Zack!
Douglas




Thank you, glad you like them!



Sep 17, 2017 at 03:16 PM







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