Pedipalps

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Olympusman
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Pedipalps

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Male Ghost Spider pedipalps. 159 shots in Zerene Stacker. Swift 4x 0.10 160/.17

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I mentioned recently that with the colder weather, spiders are moving inside. The other night I woke up at 2 AM and found a False Wolf Spider on my leg under the blankets. That's just a tad pushy for me.
Michael Reese Much FRMS EMS Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

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Post by Jacek »

nice work

Olympusman
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Thanks

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Thanks, Jacek.
Positioning limbs on dead insects is a tedious process, but pedipalps are downright frustrating. You need a very fine teasing needle.
I have some regular shirt pins in pin vices, but I needed something fine.
I take insulin and the needles for the pens are very fine. I fill a hollow plastic coffee stirrer with Q-Tips to stiffen them, cut the needle off of one of the pen needles and glue it into the coffee stirrer. Works pretty well.
Michael Reese Much FRMS EMS Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

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