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Spider Baby Unknown species

Spider Baby Unknown  species
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Copyright: Robert Brown (Robbrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1184 W: 88 N: 2160] (6106)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-10
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Nikon D200, Nikon AF-S VR 105mm 2.8G IF-ED Micro, Digital ISO 250
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-07-13 12:43
Viewed: 10980
Points: 10
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This tiny photographic offering is the result of importing plants from Italy and was found in a lorry load of plants as we unloaded,I actually keep some empty plastic containers to keep any Hitchhikers that drop out as we move stuff around. So far you have already seen a couple of Eygptian Grasshoppers and a wasp spider that must of arrived by the same root , and these are just the ones we found.
Anyway the female spider spun a web in the corner of the box and laid a batch of eggs each less than 1mm across, she hung around for about 3 weeks before vanishing, about 10 days after this tiny beast emerged, As I said the eggs are less than 1mm across give you some idea of just how small this freshly emerged baby is.
I am also posting to the Workshop an image of a spider that turned up last year and looks very simular to the adult that produced the eggs and hopping some body can put a name to it,I have found nothing simular in my spider books.
Shot with just the basic 105macro no extra add on lens, and cropped in photoshop to get it enlarged as possible and still keep detail in the image.
I hope you like and can help

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To marhowie: Thanks HowardRobbrown 4 07-15 17:01
To LordPotty: Did you look at the adult in WSRobbrown 1 07-15 07:37
To PaulH: Thanks PaulRobbrown 1 07-14 02:20
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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
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Hi Rob,
interesting post! Sorry can't help on the ID but this does serve as a good reminder of how global export/import can have an impact on native species...is that a piece of tissue?

Buen documento y de gran belleza.

Hello Robert,
This is an amazing image, what a capture of a great moment. The quality of the image is great too, nice sharpness and wonderful detail. Glad you carry that plastic container with you to capture these hitchhikers.

An unknown to me too Robb, but an amazing shot nonetheless.
It looks similar in shape to many spiders, yet not enough colour ywet to give it and ID.
Nice work though.
Cheers, Steve

Hi Robert,
Looks similar to the Green Lynx spiderling HERE
Possibly a Yellow Sac Spider. Good POV and composition with inclusion of the egg sac, & eggs visible outside same..
Well done.

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