Sunday, July 21, 2013

The wounded warrior

Not quite the jumper I've expected...

I spotted a jumping spider prowling on Michelle's Jasmine tree.
She planted this outside our gate and it's been thriving ever since.
The spider I saw was a healthy male.
While looking for it, I managed to stalk one that is rather slow and moving in a precarious manner.
And upon closer inspection, all its limbs on one side of its body was missing.


Portrait of pain: the wounded warrior
Adapt, or die: An Apex predator, the spider is now vulnerable
Part of it is missing: the jumper
It's gonna take a lot for this spider to regenerate its missing limbs.
Maybe when it molts its exoskeleton, the legs and pincer may come back...

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