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Spider Pedipalps
Sep 16, 2020 17:45:25   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
Just passing some time today so I brought out one of my preserved spiders and staged it for a focus stacking session at 5X magnification with emphasis on its chelicerae with its fangs underneath and its pedipalps which are specialized leg-like organs used to taste and smell (much like when I eat fried chicken). These do not have claws like their legs and the males use them as part of their reproductive system....which for some is quite risky for he is more likely to be eaten than as he is to mate and even then he may be eaten afterward.

Divorce in the spider world can be quite brutal.


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Sep 16, 2020 17:53:03   #
tinusbum Loc: east texas
 
very interesting,good stack too!

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Sep 16, 2020 18:00:35   #
napabob Loc: Napa CA
 
I like it!!

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Sep 16, 2020 18:32:34   #
quixdraw Loc: American Free States -- Montana
 
More good stuff!

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Sep 16, 2020 18:44:01   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
tinusbum wrote:
very interesting,good stack too!


Thanks, of course it's not as interesting as the mimic that you found however I have to work with what I have.

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Sep 16, 2020 18:46:02   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
napabob wrote:
I like it!!


Oh, Napabob. I truly wish that I had the little bundle of joys that you have now to entertain me and to watch them grow as time goes by.

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Sep 16, 2020 18:47:56   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
quixdraw wrote:
More good stuff!


Thanks, Quixdraw. It's pleasing to know that you enjoyed viewing it.

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Sep 17, 2020 10:22:33   #
ecobin Loc: Paoli, PA
 
Excellent shot! 👍👍

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Sep 17, 2020 10:42:05   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
ecobin wrote:
Excellent shot! 👍👍


Thanks for the feedback.

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Sep 17, 2020 11:57:58   #
JRiepe Loc: Southern Illinois
 
Excellent.

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Sep 17, 2020 17:20:21   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
JRiepe wrote:
Excellent.


Thanks, I enjoy doing and sharing them.

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Sep 17, 2020 21:35:30   #
raymondh Loc: Walker, MI
 
I’m reminded of Phillys Diller’s Fang. Nasty!!

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Sep 18, 2020 09:42:10   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
raymondh wrote:
I’m reminded of Phillys Diller’s Fang. Nasty!!


Thanks for the reply and for bringing back those memories of her comedy. She was truly a jewel and a ground breaker for women comedians.

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