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Chamela, Jalisco
Deciduous dry forest, MexicoThe field station at Chamela, Jalisco, is situated on the Pacific coast of Mexico a little north of the resort town of Manzanilla.  This station is run by the Instituto de Biología of the Universidad National Autonoma de México. 

Like the other Pacific coast study sites, this is a strongly seasonal site with a dry season which the spiders survive by staying in the egg sac.

 This photograph was taken at the begining of the rainy season, before the trees and shrubs had leafed out.  Spiders were only just beginning to emerge from their egg sacs.