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Yellow Tent Spider (Cyrtophora cylindroides ♀) drinking | by PF T.J.
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Yellow Tent Spider (Cyrtophora cylindroides ♀) drinking

Spiders need to drink water to function healthily, and they usually get their dosage by sipping off morning dew drops.

 

I have seen and reared quite a number of spiders but this particular type seem to drink alot more than the others. As seen in photo, the spider dips its mouth into the water on the leaf and spent quite some time drinking.

 

Note that one of its hind legs is attached to the safety line which (i) prevents the spider from falling and (ii) acts as a guide back to its nest.

 

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Taken on September 27, 2014