Thursday, June 07, 2007

Primate killer!

The Sydney Funnel web spider (Atrax robustus) is one fine photography subject! Males are about 5 times more venemous than females! Males venom is tailored for killing primates - a interesting fact considering there are no native primates in Australia!
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4 comments:

AC said...

Dude - beautiful details on the snap. Those fangs look like they mean business!

Laurie said...

That's pretty amusing.

Looks like it could inflict a pretty painful bite indeed! ~~~Shudder~~~

Luis Violante said...

Fantastic detail and sharpness.
Those fangs do look scary :)
Awesome!

bluebird said...

I wouldn't want to come across that in the bush at night!!! Fantastic macro.