Spiders (and other Arachnids)

poetsie

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These are interesting spiders. I've searched and searched, read the few authentic studies on them and can only concluded that they either have too small of fangs or their temperament makes them much less likely to bite then it's famous cousin in the Latrodectus Genius. Before CD19 I used to do a nature trip with my friend from S. Cal and his area was being invaded by this species. It seems that both their fangs and the size of their venom glands as well as the actual size of the spider means that bites are extremely rare and bites with any kind of reactions beyound the "normal spider bite" are perhaps limited to 1 or 2 which means to me that those folks and that most folks should be glad that this species is out competing L. Hesperus in suburban areas. Nice image.
 
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Sunday Lunch

One Zoropsis spinimana invites another to lunch. I don't think there was a cheese course, or a pudding.

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These are interesting spiders. I've searched and searched, read the few authentic studies on them and can only concluded that they either have too small of fangs or their temperament makes them much less likely to bite then it's famous cousin in the Latrodectus Genius. Before CD19 I used to do a nature trip with my friend from S. Cal and his area was being invaded by this species. It seems that both their fangs and the size of their venom glands as well as the actual size of the spider means that bites are extremely rare and bites with any kind of reactions beyound the "normal spider bite" are perhaps limited to 1 or 2 which means to me that those folks and that most folks should be glad that this species is out competing L. Hesperus in suburban areas. Nice image.
Interesting, I wasn't sure what kind this was. I used to have lots of Cat Face spiders, but I have only found 1 this summer, and no others since 2016. I have plenty of Black Widows though. Also very few daddy long legs, which also used to be very common.
 
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There haven't been many jumping spiders round the house or garden recently, but one of the girls this morning found this lovely male Marpissa muscosa on her water bottle. It stood still long enough for a couple of shots before colourfully legging it out of sight.

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Hi all, I'm new here and I just switched from FF (Nikon mirrorless) to M43 for macro work. I'm loving the light-weight and results!

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Hi all, I'm new here and I just switched from FF (Nikon mirrorless) to M43 for macro work. I'm loving the light-weight and results!

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Hello and welcome to the loneliest thread there is, fraustin! Whereabouts are you from?
 

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I spend a lot of time making sure that the various species of spiders do well on my acre of land. This year it was a banner year for Cross Orb Weavers (who unfortunately live only a year) having identified over 40 webs with female sides and seeing lots of males towards the end of summer. This big female has made a beautiful web for Halloween and does not look like she has laid her eggs yet. Just quick flash image of her this am in dark Oregon.
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I found this jumping spider with its prey, a fly about as large as the spider!
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