Yes, that spider really combines the beautiful with the creepy, doesn't it? One thing's for sure: I wouldn't want to be the fly...Entre nous: if I could have had the spider just on it's own, that's how I would have preferred to take the photo. Only: time was limited, and usually, once the spider is busy with it's prey, it takes ages...
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The fly is cool. I used to have a pet tarantula. Bought it just to test myself. I did get used to it, but never touched it, and cleaning the cage was an exercise in stress management. But the most interesting moments were watching it eat crickets or shed her skin (an amazing three hour process). Had it for ten years.
"Said the cunning Spider to the Fly, " Dear friend what can I do,
To prove the warm affection I've always felt for you?
I have within my pantry, good store of all that's nice;
I'm sure you're very welcome -- will you please to take a slice?"
"Oh no, no," said the little Fly, "kind Sir, that cannot be,
I've heard what's in your pantry, and I do not wish to see!"
Hi Paulo! :-) No, I'm afraid I don't know it's accurate name either. It's surely related to what the Germans name Kreuzspinne, but whether it really is one, I couldn't say.
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