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Tarantula


Tarantula
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Copyright: Marcos Vinicius Silva (Vini) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 27] (123)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC LC50
Exposure: f/4.9, 1/15 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-04-25 14:10
Viewed: 6279
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]
Tarantula

Cientific name: Vitalius sp.

Family: Theraphosidae

Habitat: Forests

Geographic distribution: Southeast and Center-west of Brazil

Caracteristics: Its body is divided into two parts: cephalo-thorax and its abdomen has 4 pairs of paws.

Hatch: 1 to 5 months

Number of eggs: 170 to 200

Feeding: Small animals (insects/anphibians/rodents)

Curiosities: It changes its skins on growing
When adult after feeding, it can fast some months
When young, in growing phase, it eats almost incessantly, only stopping when around 10 days before its skin changes, 5 or 7 days after such change.

Warn: Though not poisonous, its bite causes intense pain


Source: Rio Zoo

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-04-25 14:15]
  • [2]

Hello Marcus, nice shot. The POV is very good on the same level as the subject. It's a little overexposed but it's still a very good shot, well done.

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-04-26 1:56]

Boa foto... boa macro...
Deveria ter pego com os dedos e colocado em um lugar limpo para dar mais destaque... He... He... (sorte eu não estar por perto... quem dá o palpite é que deve fazer...)
Pode não ser perigosa mas o tamanho assusta...!!!
Obrigado!
Reynaldo

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  • Margit (65)
  • [2005-04-26 19:24]
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"Vini":
I'm affraid of spiders, but to take the shot, without any doubt, was exciting for you. In this moment the photographer has not always enough time for camera regulations, so here is my point for you.
Margit

A great shot, probably a bit to oe, but nothing serious.
I held one of these a couple of years ago, they can't run apparently, although that's what I was told at the time!
Thanks for posting.

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