A fascinating evening. Below is a sequence of images of Eriovixia laglaisei extracting her legs from her old exoskeleton.
A crane fly
Compound eye of the crane fly
Salticidae - Jumping spider
She was rather friendly - and waltz around a bit with different presentations. you can see the reflection of my ring flash in her eyes.
Eriovixia laglaisei capturing prey
Shield bug face?
Eriovixia laglaisei extracting legs from the old exoskeleton
Compare the location of the black bands to indicate the leg extraction
Almost complete leg extraction
Almost complete leg extraction - Note the eyes(?) in the old exoskeleton
Completed leg extraction
Rotating legs down for drying (I think)
New legs in down position
Drawing legs inward - why?
Legs wrapping her abdomen
Holding the drag-line fiber with one of her back legs - this seems to be related to twisting - I am speculating - to make a small breeze to amplify drying legs
Two legs controlling twisting
From the side
Twisting - more
Dual drag-line strands for support and twisting
Manipulating the drag-line - initiating twisting?
Close view of the supporting two strands
Two supporting strands
I made an experiment - I gently blew on the strand - she immediately climbed over the exoskeleton - and waited a bit
Then climbed under a leaf to hide
Another Eriovixia laglaisei in her web
C. Frank Starmer