Another ant-mimic

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  1. orionmystery

    orionmystery Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Yes, another ant-mimic jumping spider. Another first for me. Not seen this red and black type of ant-mimic jumping spider before.

    Surely it's a mimicry of the <i>Tetraponera rufonigra ant</i>? That ant is also known as semut selangor, or MC Ant in Malaysia :D...yes..there are people who intentionally get themselves bitten by the ants just to get a medical certificate so they can get a day off :D.

    People seek out MC ant to get day off work

    But you might end up in ICU too :p
    Boy bitten by ants lands in ICU

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    OMG, thats SO creepy o_O

    Where do you live that the ants looks so.....crazy!? lol...

    Good shots by the way. :)
     
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    3°9'26"N 101°42'43"E=Malaysia lol
     
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    Orion
    Thanks for these shots, they are very interesting. Spider-ants or Ant-spiders... Is this ant living near a toxic waste dump by any chance??? :mrgreen:
     
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    Wow:shock:

    Thanks for the nightmares....;)
     
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    The first one is very good, what where they shot on?
     
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    Thanks for viewing and commenting, everyone :)
     

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