Saturday, August 22, 2009

Liphitius desultor

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.

1 comment:

  1. That is truly an amazing sight. Though probably dangerous? Venom from other spiders or maybe attacks from snakes or not at all?