MY FAVOURITE CARTOON AS A BOY..

Sunday, January 13, 2008

MALE DADDY LONG-LEGS SPIDER

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Note the enlarged pedipalps (look like boxing gloves) with which the male waves in a semaphore fashion when "courting" his prospective mate, and then with which he presents that mate his sperm.


If he is lucky...






1 comment:

Jane said...

I know I really should like spiders, but I get the creeps even looking at pictures of them. Think it's got something to do with being shut in the shed when I was young (full of spiders) and having to put my hand in a big sack of potatoes only to come out with a hairy black spider! That can scar a girl for life! Good pics though!