Still on the subject of Liphistius desultor. Today I'm going to open the "door" of Liphistius desultor.
Photo 1 shows the "trapdoor" as it is in the wild.
I'm opening the door very delicately.
There!!! Welcome to my world! The burrow is a horizontal shaft that goes in and sometimes it makes an L-turn and can be as deep as 20 inches or more. It is very smooth as there's a layer of fine web covering it all the way.
Retired Education Service Officer trained as an Educational Technology Specialist. Likes to take photos of local flora and fauna for record purposes and as educational material as they are depleting fast due to development and total destruction of natural habitat.