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25-JAN-2008 İAlexander Dudley 2008


Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

This nocturnal Knobble spider succesfully subdued a jack-jumper ant in about 2 seconds- it jumped on the ant, bit it, jumped off
within a fraction of a second, and the ant died apparently immediately. The spider then dragged the ant off the nest.

I am unaware of any other spiders that take on this rather fearsome prey.

Nikon D200 ,Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D AF Micro
1/250s f/18.0 at 60.0mm iso100, manual flash and slave. full exif

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