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I'm going to be a father! [May. 25th, 2012|05:28 pm]
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Trillian found this darling house spider and her eggs in one of the cabinets working hard to guard our food! She is part of our army. I did a few macro shots of her egg basket too -- looks like we're about to have 50 babies!!! Cigars for everyone!

She's about the size of a lentil, her eggs might be the size of pinheads.






Clickenzee to make into a gigantic radiation-enhanced spider




Clickenzee to see mah babies!






Thanks to whafford for being the voice activated light stand.




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[User Picture]From: lawbabeak
2012-05-25 09:32 pm (UTC)

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Wow. That's serious macro. And you just have to be amazed when something the size of a lentil makes 50 things the size of a pinhead.
[User Picture]From: _luaineach
2012-05-25 10:50 pm (UTC)

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+1
[User Picture]From: farbel
2012-05-25 09:33 pm (UTC)

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Charlotte!
[User Picture]From: moon_chylde
2012-05-25 09:50 pm (UTC)

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LOL! I was going to say that!
[User Picture]From: lostreality
2012-05-25 09:54 pm (UTC)

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is that what that is? I actually came across a spider outside that had one of those ball things just last week when I was pulling weeds
[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2012-05-25 11:37 pm (UTC)

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you may be a mother!
[User Picture]From: ladycelia
2012-05-25 09:57 pm (UTC)

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Damn, the egg case shot is astonishing!
[User Picture]From: siobhan1
2012-05-25 09:57 pm (UTC)

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Beautiful :)
[User Picture]From: quiet_light
2012-05-25 10:01 pm (UTC)

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Congratulations!!! ;)
[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2012-05-25 11:37 pm (UTC)

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we're celebrating!
[User Picture]From: cjtremlett
2012-05-25 10:04 pm (UTC)

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House spiders are quite good to have around. I rather like them. As long as they're over there, not very close to me. Amazing macro!

My cat (see icon) is named Spider for her tendency to get into crawl spaces and emerge covered in spiderwebs. She's the only Spider allowed near me.
[User Picture]From: humglum
2012-05-26 05:22 am (UTC)

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I'd usually rather have the spiders than the things they eat...
[User Picture]From: petitbout
2012-05-25 10:29 pm (UTC)

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that whafford - endless supply of talent!
[User Picture]From: lois2037
2012-05-25 10:33 pm (UTC)

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That shot of the eggs is just amazing! Last year about a zillion tiny baby spiders appeared on one of our porch steps, but I couldn't get anything like a decent shot of any of them (poorly equipped, me) and they were gone in a matter of hours.
[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2012-05-25 11:38 pm (UTC)

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yeah, you should see me when something like this happens, i'm running all over grabbing lights and stands and gear....
[User Picture]From: lois2037
2012-05-26 03:35 am (UTC)

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Well... I grab the camera, slap on my macro, and do my best. Sometimes I get some pretty good results.
[User Picture]From: p_m_cryan
2012-05-25 10:54 pm (UTC)

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Yay spider babies!

I love my eight-legged ladies.
[User Picture]From: katbcoll
2012-05-25 11:02 pm (UTC)

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That egg case shot is just amazing! At that magnification, even knowing I'm looking at a spider's egg case, it's hard to believe that's spider silk.
[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2012-05-25 11:38 pm (UTC)

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crazy awesome amazing stuff isn't i?
[User Picture]From: artemisofluna
2012-05-25 11:03 pm (UTC)

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Those photos are AMAZING. And such a pretty spider! We have an orb weaver outside our door who has been there for two months. She eats moths and she has a brown arrow on her back. She's gorgeous.
[User Picture]From: phantommuse
2012-05-25 11:13 pm (UTC)

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Let me be the first to say "AHHHHHEWWWW SPIDER!"

Squickiness aside, these are awesome photos. :) Leave it to you to take something that freaks me out and show it in an artistic fashion. Wow.

Edited at 2012-05-25 11:14 pm (UTC)
[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2012-05-25 11:38 pm (UTC)

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aw thanks, that means the most.
[User Picture]From: ysobelle
2012-05-25 11:43 pm (UTC)

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My first thought-- after the AUGH!-- is, of course, "Can I have the silk when you're done?"
[User Picture]From: nikkif
2012-05-26 12:32 am (UTC)

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Beautiful.
[User Picture]From: hoppytoad79
2012-05-26 12:56 am (UTC)

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Very cool. More friends for Roswell and more help with keeping insect pests under control.
[User Picture]From: briansiano
2012-05-26 01:28 am (UTC)

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I'd demand a blood test.
[User Picture]From: framlingem
2012-05-26 04:36 am (UTC)

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So pretty! I love spiders - the one that lives behind my desk is named Agnes, and she has gorgeous long spindly legs. Your spider has beautiful colouring. She looks like she's made of amber!
[User Picture]From: humglum
2012-05-26 05:21 am (UTC)

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They are so good at keeping the ants away (or at least turning them into little black husks before they get too far).

When I noticed a place in our bathroom in Atlanta where ants were entering, I quickly hunted out and relocated a house spider. It was very happy for the buffet, and the ants ceased coming after a few days.

Edited at 2012-05-26 05:21 am (UTC)
[User Picture]From: humglum
2012-05-26 05:25 am (UTC)

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Of course, we don't have many spiders in this apartment, due to the roaming blond eyelashes... I mean house centipedes. The beasts eat everything, including spiders. I much prefer spiders.

Oh, any those are amazing shots. I am a sucker for macro. It's pretty much all I like to do if I have a camera in my paws. More please!
[User Picture]From: stiobhan
2012-05-26 08:47 am (UTC)

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"She is part of our army."

How lucky for her that you think that way. Congratulations all around!
[User Picture]From: russtycat
2012-05-26 11:31 am (UTC)

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Beautiful photos! We have many a house spider in our old cottage. We leave them alone and enjoy their beauty. I hope you can get photos of the babies when they hatch. That would be awesome. I often wonder how many babies survive in each egg sac.
[User Picture]From: mujetdebois
2012-05-26 01:21 pm (UTC)

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I love how you can see the the spider is actually trailing a thread of silk behind her.
[User Picture]From: ldygrinningsoul
2012-05-27 07:39 pm (UTC)

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Awesome.
[User Picture]From: thiscafe
2012-05-27 09:07 pm (UTC)

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Greatness of fatherhood!
+'d you on G+.
[User Picture]From: sistinas
2012-05-27 09:12 pm (UTC)

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those are absolutely amazing shots!!! Thank you for posting!!!!
[User Picture]From: gaminette
2012-05-29 12:07 am (UTC)

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so cool. When I did a homestay in France *cough* many years ago, I had the pleasure of finding a spider egg under my night stand. I checked it every day and was actually sad when I finally found it broken open and empty, the baby spiders having done their spidery diaspora. congrats - just watch out where you light up that cigar! ^__~