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Nephila pilipes

I've gotten this great opportunity to document the Giant Wood Spider Nephila pilipes, a native of Southeast Asia. A batch of them was studied for the last few months at the University of Michigan, and next week they will be returned to Thailand.

The documentation will be used as part of the research being done on the animals, specifically their prey capture behavior. I was able to witness this behaviour in lab last week, and let me tell you if you are a lover of crickets, you will not be happy about this.
I'll post a "highlight" reel soon.
stay tuned...

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