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Awesome spider in kilome

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Boxing spiders of Kilome

©muoki kioko 2016

Armed with ‘black gloves’, protecting their bloodshot Red eyes are these ‘boxing spiders’ in kilome.

At home both on surfaces or as they glide ‘still’ on water surfaces – looking always ready to throw in a fewww punches on anything in their way. 

Armed with a front set of 4 Eyes and another two smaller eyes on the side, they are unalarmed at bigger objects in front of them like YoU!

*ID’d by Zarek Cocker as a ‘Salticidae – jumping spider’

Sports Entertainment in Kilome

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During the just concluded ball sports games their was great entertainment and showcasing of talent to keep residents glued to the games.
From spikers like this one

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to lady dribblers

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agitated goal keeper’s

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to female referees in men’s matches

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a host of talent to watch for

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©muoki kioko
2009-2015
email:muokikioko@gmail.com

‘Woof’ spiders of kilome

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‘Woof’ is the name I’ve given this spider because of it’s dog like features. It is part of a collection of spiders I’ve captured that have features similar to objects or animals we are familiar with.
The other very interesting one was one with a cat like face, which i could not trace at the time of this upload. All in all i appreciate if any of you know its scientific name for Id’ing purposes

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©Muoki Kioko 2009-2015
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Watching spiders Hunt in Kilome

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There’s this affinity between nature & water. It’s got a way of attracting just as light does. So I realised that as water collected and it warmed up ALL landing areas around the water were quickly covered with spider webbings, and sooner or later something will seek a landing place other than on the water surface.

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It didn’t take long and as soon as this fly started spinning the web while trying to free itself – this spider quickly moved in injecting a bite.

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Then quickly went over its victim setting more web over its upper body from a duct under its abdomen

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Then it moved away as it watched the fly entangle its weakened body into a white mass.

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©Muoki Kioko 2009-2014
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8 eyed spider with a special back-pack

For unknown reason this spider turned up on my path and for even a stranger reason something told me to pick my camera.

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This spider with 4 sets of eyes had an abdomen that looked grey/white rough skinned with rounded spikes, my thought then was ‘unusual’.
So to quench the nurge to picture it I quickly got the camera and did a macro. As usual I review the image taken for sharpness before putting away the camera! But alas, as I checked for sharpness I realized what looked like spikes ALL had legs. So I went back to do a ‘micro’

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The white covering the entire abdomen was young spiders! Has anyone ever noted this behavior with any spider before or this species? ID of this species beyond it’s being an eight eyed spider is also welcome.

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©Muoki Kioko 2009-2013
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Wierd Spider in Kilome

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I’ve seen many things but this – NEVER!

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What caught my attention was it’s constant SHaKinG of it’s head and the luminous light blue colour the head became as it shook it!!

*Enlargement of head
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©Muoki Kioko 2009-2013
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