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    Ornamental tree-trunk spider

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    Shot these when I was in Penang. There's a place where these are common. They are sometimes also called step ladder spider because of the ladder like web they build around an inch off the tree bark. On the bark itself they usually sit on a silken cup. Because the color of the silken cup (which is white) match the abdomen of the spider, they are pretty well camouflaged. From far you may mistake it for a patch of lichen.







    This guy is found not far from the female, can someone confirm if this is the male?
    - Luenny

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    very good series of spiders from up north.
    looks like your trip is not wasted
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    Thanks Richard,
    Hard to see this kind of spiders here but over there it's on almost all the trees in the area.
    - Luenny

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    The pattern on the body looks like coral rocks..
    Yucks seems creepy to me
    Always had a bad impression about spiders...
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    Hahaha ... many people feel the same way about them. I used to. They're those animals that's always on the borderline. Some like them some have bad feelings about them. But they're just doing what is natural. And they're not even pest, they kill pest. So now, I love them. I still really hate roaches tough because they're such pests.
    - Luenny

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    I recall last time NS time almost everytime outfield either go for a smoke break or pee sure encounter them...
    Some bigger than my palm, with striking colours like a mask...
    Imagine you accidently head butt them straight to your face?
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    Thought you were in Penang for Chinese New Year visiting and you came back with this creepy crawlie! hahahaha !
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    Very nice Spider shots... Just wonder if kena bitten what will happen??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viper007 View Post
    Very nice Spider shots... Just wonder if kena bitten what will happen??
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    I was in Penang for Chinese New Year, but just visiting is very boring for the kids. So every now and then must bring them to the park and play. At least that's the excuse I give to my wife. Hahaha!!

    Kena bitten-ar? Hmm ... don't know what will happen. I don't think this spider poison is lethal. I'm more scared of those things that come out at night like centipede, scorpions and snakes.
    - Luenny

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    My goodness...your spider shots always give me the creeps...
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