Brown sailor spider (top: before prey got trapped, bottom: prey fully wrapped by the spider)On top of that, we spotted a few other species of orb-web spiders, mainly the Oval St Andrew's Cross Spider (Argiope aemula) and Hasselt's Spiny Spider (Gasteracantha hasseltii).
We were fortunate the rain came only after the walk. All in all, although tired, each of us managed to bring back many photo memories of the pieces of nature in Singapore. And for me, specifically the relatives of crustaceans.....
Arthropod (ar'throh-pod): An invertebrate that belongs to phylum Arthropoda: characterized by a hard exoskeleton; a segmented body; and paired, jointed appendages.
Exoskeleton (ex" oh-skel'eh-ton): An external skeleton, such as the shell of mollusks or outer covering of arthropods; provides protection and sites of attachment for muscles.
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Initially planned an entry covering on Pasir Ris Mangrove on 'Playing Death.. to stay alive' before this. However, regretfully, the pictures were all accidently deleted from my computer, hence abandoning that entry.