I drove two hours down to South Carolina and was able to see the Joro spiders for the first time. Really cool to see and they are just as cool as the native clavipes. Same beautiful web that is incredibly strong, I also noticed some native kleptoparasitic spiders in their webs which was interesting. I have two photos but I have more to edit.
Not sure if I wanna make a new thread, but i have been using my microscope a lot lately. Unfortunately, videos are easier than photos, at least to get something I like. I have been getting clips of all the things I’m finding and trying to make videos with them. I’ll do more with the vids later but I did manage to get a photo I don’t hate with the microscope. This is a colony of Volvox with a 10x objective using dark field.
not bugs but some more microscope photos.
First is a euglena, Leptocinclis fusca.
some diatoms at 1000x
A type of spirillum bacteria at 1000x, it wouldn’t stop swimming so it was very difficult to get this image!
and a bladder snail still in its egg at 100x