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Peacock Spider 2 (Maratus tasmanicus)

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Uploaded on May 11, 2011

Courtship display and mating in Maratus tasmanicus, a species David Hill and I described from northern Tasmania. Download the paper here if you wish (may take a couple of minutes) http://peckhamia.com/peckhamia/PECKHA... Music by Delicate Beats, Olive Musique and Emmett Cooke. Filmed with Canon 7D digital SLR and 100 mm macro.

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