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Liuyan1 - Pisaurina mira

Liuyan1 - Pisaurina mira
Walkertown, Forsyth County, North Carolina, USA
November 26, 2015
Size: 8 mm exclusive of legs
This spider was captured on the hood of a garden tractor in an open-sided shed with old hay on the floor. It appears to have 6 eyes. It has very good vision. When I first got it, it stayed at the bottom of a transparent refrigerator jar. Later I killed a large fly and dropped it into the container. The spider immediately approached the motionless insect and began to feed. Later I offered it water, and it consumed a great deal. After that it managed to climb the slick walls of the container and after a few days I noticed that it had filled the upper part of the container with strands of silk so thin that I cannot see them. She rests with the first two of legs on each side held closely together. It is about as aware of me as a jumping spider would be. For instance, it can see my finger approaching it. It will not react aggressively, but it does not let my finger get too close. It will flee. It can move quite rapidly, and it avoids the light of my DinoXcope microscope, making it very difficult to get head-on photos.

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Pisaurina mira?

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