Something’s fishy about this spider…

Fishing Spider Dolomedes sp.

// Fishing Spider (Dolomedes sp.) //

Female

Give a spider a fish and it’ll eat for a day; teach a spider to fish and it’ll eat for a lifetime – This phrase doesn’t apply to all spiders, and definitely not the Fishing spider. Well-known for their fishing expertise in the eight-legged world, Dolomedes spiders are amazing divers and ferocious hunters of animals living in the jungle stream.

These spiders aren’t picky eaters; their diet aren’t limited to fishes. In fact, Dolomedes enjoy a great spread of fresh “streamfood” served by the flowing buffet. If fishes are a Dolomodes spider’s main course, prawns and tadpoles would probably be the appetizer and dessert.

March 2014, Singapore

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