#salticid

MOST RECENT

Got welcomed back home by this #salticid on my balcony. #spidersofportugal #salticidae #jumpingspider #bugonaleaf

Phidippus sp. Unsure of the actual species, but a pretty boy either way. SE Virginia. #jumpingspider #salticidae #salticid #phidippus #jumper #jumpy #spider #arachnid #arachnoculture

Cyrba algerina
Nicolas Reusens©
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Catalonia 2018

Phidippus audax
Beltane blessings
Not my usual jumper. This male Bold or Daring jumper spider lives around my backdoor. I saw it once last year and again today. They are the largest jumping spider ranging from 6 to 13 millimeters.
#salticid #boldjumpingspider #macro #phidippus #jumpingspider #beltane

Photos from when I started macro photography.
Images are a little blurry because my past self saved them in a super small format size, for some reason 😅
My subjects were mostly spiders and whatever else I could find in the wild.
These little salticidaes are super curious and are interesting to observe. You can see them judge the distance between objects using head tilts and also do small gestures with their front legs. They are good subjects to practice photography on, because of the detail they have on their bodies. Just make sure you are ready to get jumped on, and webbed all over 😁
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#salticidae #jumping #spider #cute #hairy #hyllus #diardi #giant #salticid #eyes #grey #furry #amazing #nature #macro #macros #macrophotography

Hello! This is the jumping spider Philaeus chrysops (Salticidae). I could find both females (story) and males (here) when paddling with my packraft along a mountain rock protruding from a lake.
Have you ever seen this xerothermophile species alive?
Wish you a great weekend,
yours Dr. Spider
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North America day 3: spider catching is in full swing for me now, and I sure do enjoy it! Here is a species of jumping spider (Habronattus conjunctus) being cute

Here are the post-embryo Phidippus audax! And, a shot of the egg, where you can actually see where the legs (I think) were beginning to form. It's low resolution, kind of a degraded photo so I hope you can make that out.
They are just precious right after hatching. At this point they can't do anything but crawl around awkwardly, they stay in the eggsac with their mother for several weeks, developing a bit more until their first molt, the 1st instar. Then they will have actual eyes and be capable of hunting and eating like adults, albeit on a tiny scale.

Phidippus mothers are very protective of eggs and babies.

#PhidippusAudax #Phidippus #PostEmbryo #Spiderling #BabySpider #Arachnid #Spider #BoldJumper #JumpingSpider #BoldJumpingSpider #Salticid #Egg #SpiderEgg #Cute #Macro #MacroPhotography #LoveForTheUnloved

Phidippus audax (Bold Jumping Spider) embryo still in development. You are looking straight at the top of it's head. (it's laying on it's backside a bit) The chelicerae, the metallic green/blue mouth parts you normally see as an adult, are slightly developed, as are the legs. Still no eyes.

It's laying on the tip of a soft paintbrush, photographed with a camera phone through a webcam lens I taped to the front.
This was long before I'd been able to buy any kind of point and shoot, let alone a dSLR camera. I was so inspired by Thomas Shahan's work, and I desperately wanted to see the tiny world my eyes couldn't, even if I didn't have traditional gear. I had to find a way to get macro photos, and this was actually one of my very favorite setups.
I need to find that lens again. 😂 time to hit up Ebay.

Also, this spiderling was the result of a breeding project I was doing with the spiders I collected while searching for the 'P. octopunctatus' of Washington State. Having no luck finding that species that time, I brought home a bunch of P. audax adults instead to keep as pets. I'd wanted to know what courtship looked like, and how mothers tended to eggsacs and young.
I learned so much about them! One of the batches was artificially incubated when the mother made an imperfect eggsac, as the eggs had fallen out. That was also a cool experience. I spent countless hours making observations of their development since I could see them on a whim.
I will post photos of the egg and the post-embryos later.

#Embryo #BabySpider #Arachnid #Salticid #JumpingSpider #Phidippus #PhidippusAudax #BoldJumpingSpider #PhidippusBaby #Development #Macro #MacroPhotography #Photography #LoveForTheUnloved

It's been a really fun and exciting week doing spider filming with @damianchristie #scifilms! Such a wonderful opportunity for highlighting how fascinating these little creatures truly are. This is a female of Trite planiceps, a salticid species from New Zealand. She is one of the stars of the show! #SciComm #Spider #Spiders #LoveSpiders #SpidersOf Instagram #Arachnid #JumpingSpider #Salticidae #salticid #SpidersAreOurFriends #NatGeo #NatGeoYourShot #NewZealandWildlife #WildNewZealand #NewZealandNature #Science #ScientistLife #NoFilter

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