Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Experience

I spotted a spider at Cerok Tokun, but I did not know what had happened.

I pulled a piece of leaf hoping the spider could move for my better view, and for its blue eyes to be in my pictures. It was then pulled towards my direction and never bounced back.

I did not know what had happened, but it did not seem to be a dead body.

So I asked the Internet. Gosh, I should have killed this vulnerable Jumping Spider due to my ignorance. It was actually undergoing a molting process.

And if this was a successful one, it should shed away its old exoskeleton like the one I found nearby.

There are still many things to be learned from the Nature.

But talking about all those New Year's Resolutions, I am thinking of this shedding of old skin.

25 comments:

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

You made me wonder if the spider really had blue eyes...until I scrolled and saw the 3rd photos.

wenn said...

interesting!

One said...

It really does have blue eyes! Shedding skin has been on your mind for sometime that you even attracted a molting spider.

Regina said...

Ahh..well, the top one looks like the missing stone in my ring
(heh heh). Well you describe what seems to happen to me quite often as I wander around outside! Today, I thought of you because I got up extra early to snap pictures! You're so right about the morning..you wait and the sun is glaring and just too bright for many pictures to come out right. It's just a matter of getting out there? Anyway, nature sure does teach us huh..

Filip Demuinck said...

It seems a very special spider

eileeninmd said...

THe internet is an amazing source of information. I was looking for the blue eyes, do spider really have blue eyes. Wonderful photos, you have a wonderful way of describing nature.

Malar said...

I really thought the spider has a blue eyes! hahahha.... You are such a good observer! If i was there, i wouldn't have realize a spider arround me....

Malar said...

I really thought the spider has a blue eyes! hahahha.... You are such a good observer! If i was there, i wouldn't have realize a spider arround me....

sweetmemoirs said...

the first image resembled a beautiful ring!

Sharkbytes said...

The first picture looks like some lovely organic ring or bracelet.

George said...

I also thought your first photo looked like a ring. This is a very interesting photo sequence and post. I've been told that we are shedding skin every day, but I hope you won't take it too far.

Kirigalpoththa said...

You've photographed one of the miracles of nature

rainfield61 said...

It happened that the spider shed its skin during the new year eve.

It must be ready for a new life, or "for a new start on old habits"?

Loshini said...

most interesting..tationsu

Design Elements said...

wonderful shots!

AVCr8teur said...

It looks so vulnerable hanging motionless like that. I would have thought it was a dead spider too.

CH said...

You have sharp eyes and a strong heart to see this eerie critter.

Yet, the story serves a good knowledge to me

Frieda said...

Fascinating. Nature is always full of suprises...

Autumn Belle said...

If human beings can shed their skins, then they can look younger. And perhaps the thick skinned people will become more less so.

Icy BC said...

How the heck did I missed this post?

That spider is quite scary looking!

Ayie said...

ooooh it h=gave me the creeps!

Ann said...

Hehehe, rainfield61
It wasn't the hole in my pants, but the sheep shit which were all over the place.

I don't make New year resolutions, i knew from very long ago, I can't keep them.

Thisspider looks like the type people eat. You make a fire, and roast them.

Amin said...

Beautiful photos!

Gary said...

This spider looks scary in close-up. But the shots are so beauitiful. Very intresting post.

Misalyn said...

Interesting! i had no idea about the molting process...thanks for sharing. Your photos are always beautiful, giving us ideas and of course, a visual treat. Cerok Tokun has a lot to offer for nature photography.

I don't make new year's resolution anymore (I did make once when I was 15).