VIDEO - Ode to some of the amazing mothers of the NAtural World

Motherly instinct, is undeniably the most powerful force on planet Earth. A force that instills the energy to create, nurture and protect life. A highly unheralded and thankless job discharged by millions of mothers across the Natural World. Here’s celebrating some of the amazing mothers… Let us spread the message of love, hope and positivity.... As always, feedback much appreciated.

May 10, 2021 · 1 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy

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....

October 4, 2016 · 4 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy

Ant mimic spider - A fight for the right to mate

Jumping spiders are very notorious, stealthy hunters and they have evolved some very effective mechanisms to protect themselves from predation. One such, is to mimic ants. Ant mimicry, or myrmecomorphy, is a phenomenon in which arthropods develop morphological resemblance to ants, either as a means of safeguarding themselves from predators or as an easier way of feeding on the ants. Different kinds of ants, hence, different kinds of mimicry among jumping spiders....

October 19, 2015 · 4 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy