Images made through a microscope. All subject types.
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.
Leitz dry darkfield condenser D 0.80
Zerene and Photoshop processing.
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.