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  Its a waiting game

Mygalomorphs have poor eyesights and thus depend on hairs to detect prey, by air currents and ground movements.

This individual was seen waiting in a burrow with a few hairy legs sticking out of its lair, all ready to pounce onto approaching prey.

A gentle tap at the entrance of its lair encouraged it to leap out in action.

Nikon D200 with Sigma 150mm Macro 1/160sec at f11 ISO 200, Flash fired.