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

Music in order of appearance,
Annie (Ben Beiny)
City slickers (Olive Musique)
Funky Mama (Olive Musique)
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Movie in slow motion

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