A Barn Funnel Weaver full spider added Feb 14

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A Barn Funnel Weaver full spider added Feb 14

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Well, just part of it!
This is about the 4th spider to show up in my unheated garage this winter.
This male dead on the concrete - probably froze to death.
Not any other activity in the world of bugs and so mounted a pedipalp in glycerine. Complex structures which I hope to get a better handle on in the future.
Possibly a "Barn Funnel Weaver" Tegenaria domestica
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Lovely! I saw the first image, and I was thinking "stereo, I want stereo!", and then I scrolled down and saw it was already there. Ah, instant gratification. :D

Very nice (as always)!

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NU wrote:so mounted a pedipalp in glycerine
Could you elaborate further regarding this technique and in which situations, apart from this subject, you find it to be applicable?


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Post by NikonUser »

Thanks Rik; yes these things really do need stereo to appreciate their complexity.
Craig: I mentioned glycerine in case someone compared these images with Rik's:
http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/v ... t=pedipalp
his seem to be dry mounts
Glycerine is a standard mounting medium, easy to use as it is miscible with water and alcohol. Can be used for all subjects.
Lots of info in Micscape Magazine, simply search for glycerine mounting
http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/ind ... exmag.html
click on Search Site under Main Menu
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Post by Eric F »

Really cool photo NU -- especially the stereo!

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Great stereo, super pictures.
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fantastic!

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NikonUser wrote:I mentioned glycerine in case someone compared these images with Rik's:
http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/v ... t=pedipalp
his seem to be dry mounts
Yes, mine are dry.

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Post by Fredlab »

Hello

Incredible rendering.
Congrats and thank for sharing.
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Post by abpho »

Amazing.
I'm in Canada! Isn't that weird?

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Post by NikonUser »

Thanks again everyone.
This is what the beast looks like:

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Quote – Holmes on ‘Entomology’
” I suppose you are an entomologist ? “
” Not quite so ambitious as that, sir. I should like to put my eyes on the individual entitled to that name.
No man can be truly called an entomologist,
sir; the subject is too vast for any single human intelligence to grasp.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr
The Poet at the Breakfast Table.

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Post by martincito »

Late question having just found this thread looking for clues about posing spiders: how was the whole spider mounted for the photos... also in glycerine?

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Post by NikonUser »

The spider was found dead and was completely relaxed (flexible). I simply spread it out on a sheet of plastic and photographed it on my vertical macro setup.
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Quote – Holmes on ‘Entomology’
” I suppose you are an entomologist ? “
” Not quite so ambitious as that, sir. I should like to put my eyes on the individual entitled to that name.
No man can be truly called an entomologist,
sir; the subject is too vast for any single human intelligence to grasp.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr
The Poet at the Breakfast Table.

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