Peacock Spider 5 (Maratus sarahae) by Peacockspiderman   5 years ago

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Courtship of Sarah's peacock spider (Maratus sarahae). This is the only footage of this species that exists to date. I found these specimens during a trip to the Stirling Range in September 2011 at a time when this species was still "unknown to science". Here is a paper that David Hill and I published subsequently about it http://peckhamia.com/peckhamia/PECKHAMIA_101.1.pdf

Music in order of appearance,
Annie (Ben Beiny)
City slickers (Olive Musique)
Funky Mama (Olive Musique)
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Photographs of this species flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/59431731@N05/sets/72157627735197953/

Images of related species:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/59431731@N05/collections/72157627420960710/

Movie in slow motion
http://youtu.be/z-_abWX65a8

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