Here’s the Part II of the 2-part episode on the amazing Jumping spiders. Learn about the amazing material synonymous with the spiders, the SILK, the variety of ways Jumping spiders use the silk, their brilliant hunting behaviours and more.
VIDEO - Natural world - Jumping spiders - Part I
Here’s the Part I of a two-part episode on the highly animated and inimitable Jumping spiders. Learn more about their powerful vision, amazing jumping abilities and much more.
VIDEO - Howto create animated GIF using Photoshop
Here is a quick video tutorial on how to create an animated GIF using Adobe Photoshop.
Recently, I used this to represent a very interesting behavior of a jumping spider. It was the Two-striped jumping spider (Telamonia dimidiata). The GIF is what you see in the featured image of this post above.
Find out more about this interesting behavior and how I went about creating this GIF, here :
Hope this was useful....
Spiders - art of making the kill
Spiders (Order: Araneae, Class: Arachnida) are probably one of the more evolved group of arthropods. They have developed a highly diverse set of skills and strategies for hunting. Some stalk and run down their prey, while some wait in place for their prey to wander by, using stealth and camouflage. Many others use silk and sticky webs in very innovative ways to trap their meal. A few of the highly specialised spiders belonging to the genus Portia are known to display intelligence in their ability to choose different tactics for hunting and also in developing new ones....
Designers of the micro world
Patterns and designs are very much an integral part of things in nature. Even the most ornate of designs or patterns have a sense of reason for their existence. Be it a perfectly aligned ‘V’ pattern of the high flying birds or the elaborate embellishments of its nest by the Bowerbird or the gory dress up of an assassin bug with the husks of dead ants, each and every one of them has a powerful instinctive need and a purpose....