SPIDERS No. 30 – More Newly Hatched Spiderlings

Images made through a microscope. All subject types.

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Walter Piorkowski
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SPIDERS No. 30 – More Newly Hatched Spiderlings

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Leitz Ortholux microscope
4X Leitz projection eyepiece plus 1/3x relay lens

Image No. 1 Hatching activity.
40 images at .002 inch increments.

Image No. 2 Egg cluster before hatching.
47 images at .002 inch increments.

Leitz 4 X Plan Fluorite Achromat objective –both images.
Darkfield illumination
Leitz dry darkfield condenser D 0.80

Canon 50D
Zerene and Photoshop processing.
Live subjects.

These spiderlings have just hatched from the egg mass in the lower image. As you can see, it is pretty crowded in there. Anything not a spiderling in this view are the remains of the egg shells. The egg in SPIDERS No.28 is the top center egg in image two. It is interesting to note how hairless this species is at this stage verses the Lynx spiderlings.

Walt

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Post by Marek Mis »

Walter,

Beautiful images ! The first one with these white small spiders is amazing !

Marek

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Post by Walter Piorkowski »

Thanks Marek for your interest. It was a difficult shot to balance and many attempts had to be made due to subject movement.
Walt

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