Tag Archives: Zeiss

The Spider Assassins (Archaeidae)

Article 2 The Spider Assassin (Archaeidae) One of the few photos representing the fascinating family of Archaeid spiders. Photo taken in Andasibe national park, Madagascar. As the sun sets, the high pitched buzz of cicadas winds down and a chorus … Continue reading

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Homeward bound

Do you have the mid-summer blues? Summer just not turning out the way you thought it would? Well kick back and read about someone who will put your woes in perspective and leave you thinking of the endless potential of … Continue reading

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Death by a thousand bites

So, I’ve left the very few people who actually read this blog dangling in suspense for long enough. Last entry left me recovering in my hostel room, an infectious itch spreading, mosquito bites like a pox, and my leg barely … Continue reading

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Web building strategies in Araneids and their kin

Just an article I put together for the American Tarantula Society that might interest some people. From the enormous silken palaces of social spiders to the single line of the bola spider, webs form an integral part of our perception … Continue reading

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5 minutes

I left the bed and stumbled into the door, the feeling gone from my left leg. I took a tentative step, slowly allowing more of my weight to settle on the leg. It was as though I’d been amputated at … Continue reading

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Kama Sutra position 111 involves 2 men, a giant backpack and a motorbike, give it a whirl, you’ll be sore for a week

The motorbike drove up to the porch of the lodge, “this is going to be…interesting”, I thought, my bag a looming Everest which dwarfed me and the driver who appeared as tiny specks on a vast mountainside. “So, are we … Continue reading

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Thall shalt not steal thy neighbour’s potatoes

The rain had washed away my good spirits; all the insects were in hiding, the leg pain continued unabated, the mosquitoes…oh God the mosquitoes! I felt drained. Constant wet clothes and wet feet had bred a fungus which having originating … Continue reading

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