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Trap-door Spider

Liphistius malayanus

Description:

Extremely difficult to see its lair (last image) as it is very well camouflaged. The only giveaway is the "strands" that run out from the entrance out. I figure those are the tripwires that alerts the spider of a potential prey. The spider strikes at great speeds. The human eye only registers a blur of black coming out, grabbing the prey and disappearing back into it's lair.

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DiveMUster
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DiveMUster

Malaysia

Spotted on Mar 21, 2009
Submitted on Aug 23, 2011

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