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    Posted: 19 September 2008 at 14:34
Some recent spider shots to start this new "Bugs and spiders" series...


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 September 2008 at 14:38
Great start David. TFS.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 September 2008 at 14:41
Mark -- I prefer the first one. The "images" captured by the droplets in #2 are a bit distracting.


thank you brettania. The first shot I was trying to get I got pretty frustrated at, you can see some motion blur Im sure. The spider was only about 1cm in length, and that webbing was about a meter or so off the ground on one of our shrubs outside of the house. Trying to get under the webbing and stay dry after the raid took some creativity, and balancing myself and the camera, both major investments, was fun. However, this was my first set of photos playing around with the new v4 firmware, and I thought iso 1600 turned out pretty good.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 September 2008 at 21:07
My spider and the kiss of death....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 September 2008 at 13:46
Complete with a dribble of "blood" -- well done Hugo!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 September 2008 at 15:36
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 September 2008 at 20:22
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 September 2008 at 21:30
Wow kiss of death is so violent yet so beautiful at the same time. Well done Yours are great as well David, the second one is an odd looking fella.
Here is my contribution from today. The first from behind the house and the second from our propane tank. The one on the tank has taken up residence there and runs up and down a piece of rubber hose I have thrown across the tank.
Edit: Just went outside and the one on the tank was enjoying a meal so I had to go back in and grab the camera. I'm not sure how he/she catches them as there doesn't appear to be a web.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 September 2008 at 09:05
David, the two spiders you've photographed are jumping spiders (Salticidae family). They don't use webs. They run around searching for prey, and when they find one, they stalk up to it and jump at it from a distance. They use silk only for their homes and cocoons and to make a security thread before jumping (so when they miss, they won't fall to the ground). Jumping spiders also have the best eyesight among all spiders.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 September 2008 at 10:57
Nice ones HPG and David_S!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 September 2008 at 15:22
This fierce lady was hanging between our front door and a plant.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 September 2008 at 15:38
Originally posted by mhohner mhohner wrote:

David, the two spiders you've photographed are jumping spiders (Salticidae family). They don't use webs. They run around searching for prey, and when they find one, they stalk up to it and jump at it from a distance. They use silk only for their homes and cocoons and to make a security thread before jumping (so when they miss, they won't fall to the ground). Jumping spiders also have the best eyesight among all spiders.


Thanks for the info Michael, it describes their activity perfectly. The one living on our tank just runs up and down usually right along the hose laying on it I assume because it feels somewhat protected in the shadow. It is really a fun creature to watch. I suppose I should put forth more effort and research some of the things I photograph so I'll know more about them but it seems like there is always so much to do and so little time.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 September 2008 at 20:46
does any one know which species this spider belongs to..? it was like made for this plant it lived in



this dude was chowing on some packed food

hear is a devoted mother taking care of her young with her poisons
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 September 2008 at 21:56
The little green guy looks like a Lynx spider (Oxyopid). You'd probably need a South Asian expert to get you the species name.

The guy chomping on the prey is a girl - Orbweb (Araneid) fwiw.

The mother spider at the bottom looks like a Pholicid. If it's Pholcus phalangiodes (a cosmopolitan species often found in homes or garden sheds), then she doesn't have venom sacs. So won't be poisonous .

I'd also love to see more Indian spiders uploaded .
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