Peacock Spider 13 (Maratus personatus) by Peacockspiderman   2 years ago

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Maratus personatus from Cape Riche near Albany in southwestern Western Australia. You can download its scientific description by clicking on 127.1 in Peckhamia http://peckhamia.com/peckhamia_numbers.html

To the best of my knowledge this spider was discovered by David Knowles from Perth. In 2012 David sent me photographs of it, taken 20years or so earlier and accompanied by his common name for it "Pied Bluemask Peacock Salspider". In October 2013 I managed to find some individuals and raised some juveniles they produced to adulthood.

All scenes you see are at the original speed, that is the way the spider moves. Since there is so much interest in this spider and many wonder how the story ends.....I MIGHT MAKE A SEQUEL !

New Scientist article
https://www.newscientist.com/…/dn27975-newly-discovered-sp…/

Music: Animal Antics (Michael Gaughan), www.stockmusicsite.com

Still photographs of Maratus personatus adults https://www.flickr.com/photos/59431731@N05/sets/72157648830293210/

Photographs of Maratus personatus juveniles
https://www.flickr.com/photos/59431731@N05/sets/72157641211982004

Stills of other peacock spiders : https://www.flickr.com/photos/59431731@N05/sets

Check out my other 12 videos, showing different species in action and keep an eye on my Updates on my Facebook page for updates https://www.facebook.com/PeacockSpider

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