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Plants, Trees, Flowers: (Note: Unless plants fall into a specific species such as Cacti, they have been classified by their flower colour to make them easier to find) Bonsai - Cacti, Succulents, Aloes, Euplorbia - Ferns and Cycads - Flowers - Fungi, Lichen and Moss - Grass - Trees
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ant-like/Dark Sac Spiders (Apochinomma formicaeforme)

Family Corinnidae
The next time you see what looks like an ant on its own, count the legs as it may have 8 and not 6 which means it is a Dark Sac Spider or Ant-like Spider.
 When moving, they move their front legs up and down to mimic the antennae of ants. They eat ants, termites other insects and spiders.
Info: Spiders of the Kalahari (Ansie Dippenaar-Schoeman)

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