SPIDERS No. 47 - Still More Spinnerets

Images made through a microscope. All subject types.

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Walter Piorkowski
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SPIDERS No. 47 - Still More Spinnerets

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

Image No. 1, 360 images at 2.5 micron increments. Nikon 10x Achromat

Image No. 2, 313 images at 1 micron increments, Nikon 20x Achromat

These spinnerets are of a common orb web weaver that I have yet to identify. The closed nature of the spinnerets in these images is unfortunately more common than the more open variety that show more silk spigot details. Luckily some of the silk spigots are easily visible in the upper two organs. A few additional in the lower left of the spinneret in the higher magnification number 2. My apologies for the stray hairs.


Diffused Fiber Optic illumination
Canon 50D
Zerene PMax and Photoshop processing.

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