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    Profile photo of Tan, Chuan YeanTan, Chuan Yean
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    Darren’s CS eating Lynx thread got me thinking of this issue…..which spiders eat what spiders most?

    so went thru my pics, and thought, perhaps its good to post all our recorded observations and perhaps see if there are any patterns…..gut feel to me seems to be the JS comes out tops!

    Anyway, here are some. Hope the rest can post here too as a consolidated record of nature sightings for Spider eating spider.

    Jumping Spiders
    1:Heavy Jumper JS > crab spider

    2:Jolly Telamonia JS> sac spider

    3:Heavy Jumper > Lynx

    4: Heavy Jumper = Heavy Jumper….some cannibalism here

    5:Heavy Jumper > Green Crab spider

    6: Heavy jumper > Sac spider

    7: Rhene Flavigera JS> Sac spider

    8: Heavy jumper > brown crab spider

    So among my JS shots, found 8 JS eating spider shots…..and of all the JS, the Heavy jumper comprise of 6/8 of them.

    Crab Spiders
    1: Crab spider = male crab spider

    2: Crab spider = crab spider…cannibalism here again

    So only 2 crab spider eating spider, and its all eating its own!!!

    Lynx
    1: Lynx > Black-and-White Spiny Spider

    So only 1 case.

    Wolf Spider
    1: wolf> Lynx

    None from the Sac spiders, Orb web spiders, spitting spiders.

    Total of 12 spider eat spider shots
    Type of spiders ending up as prey among these:
    JS: 1
    Lynx: 2
    Orb web: 1
    Sac: 3
    Crab spider:5

    #279072

    CY,

    Interesting series. thanks for sharing.

    Cheers,
    SC

    #279083
    Profile photo of wingsfwingsf
    Member

    Wow, very nice collections of spider eating spider. Looks like most of the time, size does have advantage. :kudos thumbsup:

    Cheers.

    #279091
    Profile photo of LuennyLuenny
    Member

    Hi CY,
    Wow, what a series. Hmm …seems like the heavy jumper is at the top of the food chain here.

    #279133
    Profile photo of stingReystingRey
    Spectator

    CY,
    Interesting collections of shots showing Spiders eating Spider.

    #279154
    Profile photo of sleepycatsleepycat
    Member

    wow CY what a vast collection of spider eat spider!

    From your survey, the crab spider seems to fall victim as prey quite often. I think that correlates with our field observation that the Thomisidae are usually quite static. I am not suprised with the result. :razz:

    BTW the male crab spider being eaten by the female is so tragic and yet funny. :twisted:

    #279163

    Hi CY,

    Impressive collection :woohoo:

    #279194
    Profile photo of Tan, Chuan YeanTan, Chuan Yean
    Spectator

    Thanks for looking.

    Hope all can chip in with their Spider vs spider shots and update the stats……maybe this forum can reveal some interesting anecdotal information!

    #279276
    Profile photo of sleepycatsleepycat
    Member

    Thanks for looking.

    Hope all can chip in with their Spider vs spider shots and update the stats……maybe this forum can reveal some interesting anecdotal information!

    only 2 here, all old images. :cry: I think the others like Peter, Alan,etc have more. :P

    Lynx eats ant mimic crab.

    Lynx eats big jaw spider.

    #279286
    Profile photo of Tan, Chuan YeanTan, Chuan Yean
    Spectator

    Stats Update:

    Total of 14 spider eat spider shots
    Type of spiders ending up as prey among these:
    JS: 2
    Lynx: 2
    Orb web: 1
    Sac: 3
    Crab spider:5
    Big Jaw Spider: 1

    #279292

    CY,
    Great collection of spider eating spider you have here! I have only one to share.
    IMG_6493_filtered.jpg

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    #279307
    Profile photo of Tan, Chuan YeanTan, Chuan Yean
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    Stats update:

    Stats Update:

    Total of 15 spider eat spider shots
    Type of spiders ending up as prey among these:
    JS: 2 (Predator: 1xJS, 1 x Lynx)
    Lynx: 3 (2 x JS, 1 x Wolf spider)
    Orb web: 1 (1 x Lynx)
    Sac: 3 (3 x JS)
    Crab spider:5 (3 x JS, 2 x CS)
    Big Jaw Spider: 1 (1 x Lynx)

    #279324
    Profile photo of sleepycatsleepycat
    Member

    2 more:

    js eating a sac spider(?)

    big js eat small js

    #279327

    Nice work, CY!

    Here three for jumper vs. jumper…
    1.

    2.

    3.

    Cheers!
    Yixiong

    #279329
    Profile photo of Tan, Chuan YeanTan, Chuan Yean
    Spectator

    Stats Update:

    Total of 20 spider eat spider shots
    Type of spiders ending up as prey among these:
    JS: 6 (Predator: 5 xJS, 1 x Lynx)
    Lynx: 3 (2 x JS, 1 x Wolf spider)
    Orb web: 1 (1 x Lynx)
    Sac: 4 (4 x JS)
    Crab spider:5 (3 x JS, 2 x CS)
    Big Jaw Spider: 1 (1 x Lynx)

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