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bigAl-sa

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Spider wasp with sac spider

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sac spider without wasp. Note the lack of legs...

Nature can be nasty

for those really interested, Canon 350d with Sigma 105mm macro lens at F/13, t=1/160s. Canon 320EX flash
 

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Spider wasp with sac spider

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sac spider without wasp. Note the lack of legs...

Nature can be nasty

for those really interested, Canon 350d with Sigma 105mm macro lens at F/13, t=1/160s. Canon 320EX flash
Nasty from our perspective, more like expedient or indifferent for "Nature". Organisms do whatever they need to survive.
When a star explodes and obliterates or sterilises orbiting planets, there is no malicious intent on the part of "the universe", it's physics.


If I remember correctly, the spider is still alive while this is happening, eggs are being laid in or on it, and the young wasps begin to consume the spider upon hatching. Then there is cannibalism, hatchlings eating their mother, parasitism, etc.
 

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That's when I kept mice. I preferred my rats. Maybe because they were easier to pet. I would let it out of its cage in an enclosed area, and sit there while it explored the room.
They are a lot more intelligent and love people
 

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I really remember enjoying it on my friend's PS years ago, should be fun. Nice that the South African price isn't extreme.
 

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@Lara:

Hi. If you are reading this, you are still alive. I hope that you are well, too. How were your December holidays? I hope that you have also been getting rain in your catchment areas. BCM's dams are beginning to fill up.
 
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