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The crystal mirror-abdomened spider

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Meet the Mirror Spider, a spider with shiny guanine crystal patches on its back that give it the appearance of the broken glass mosaic you made in arts & crafts class. The shiny parts appear small when the spider is on the move but grow to cover the entire abdomen when at rest (or is it just contracting the non-mirrored parts?). The relatively unknown species was photographed byNicky Bay, who traveled Singapore photo-documenting the arachnid life on the islands.
via Geekologie

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