They hatched! (Spider warning) [updated with new pictures]

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  1. Pyromaniac

    Pyromaniac TPF Noob!

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    I've been poking around on my back porch and backyard trying to get cool macro photos, yesterday I got this shot of mom and her egg sack:

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    Well I went back out today and noticed a little white blur around the egg sack, so I got some shots of the newborns :)

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    Not the best quality, still having a hard time getting good focus on the closest macros. Hopefully they live a long happy life keeping my back porch clear of bugs =)
     
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    molested_cow No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    That's a rare shot!

    Maybe you can tag of of the babies and take a pic again when it's one years one!:)
     
  3. Pyromaniac

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    <looks for the hot pink spraypaint>

    :)
     
  4. jadin

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    Hehe was reading about spiders the other day, this was for a specific species but aparantly _most_ of the spiders don't survival due to canibalism. Out of a thousand or so, about 10 would live.

    (was about black widows)

    Keep trying, if you can get a clear shot it'd be an amazing shot.
     
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    Awww.. all I get is the red X and when I try to copy and paste through properties I get that the page can't be displayed :(
     
  6. Pyromaniac

    Pyromaniac TPF Noob!

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    Must've killed my bandwidth.. should be working now :)
     
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    Yep ;) tis working again.......arachnaphobiac's nightmare material - awesome!! :lol:


    Have you got some more photos of the kids?

    sue
     
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    Scott WRG Editor King of Smoothness

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    I used to live in a very old house with horsehair plaster walls in desperate need of replacement. Well in the bathroom there was a large crack in the ceiling and one day I walked in and at the edge of my vision the ceiling was squirming. I looked up and hundreds of little baby spiders were streaming out of the crack. Once they were all out I promptly used hair spray to stick them in place. They sort of disappeared when they flattened. Later on we patched the crack and painted the ceiling, resulting in a very faint "textured" look. As far as I know the new owners are unaware that thier bathroom ceiling is a spider baby tomb. :twisted:
     
  9. Pyromaniac

    Pyromaniac TPF Noob!

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    I went out again today and tried some new settings, with the flash. Turned out a little better.. These guys are just so tiny I don't think I'm gonna get much better without a macro lens or something.

    I also learned today they already have functioning spinnerettes, a gust of wind blew through the screen and hit them, causing 2 to fall, but they just climbed right back up their invisible silk string :)

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    The new ones are a lot better. Nice job. You're a braver man than I.
     
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    Yea!!! I can see them now :) Very cool pics, these newer ones getting better. Very interesting to see them, feel like I'm watching Discovery Channel or Animal Planet :)
     
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    Great shots on that second set. I can't help thinking of Charlotte's web...where's Wilbur??
     

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