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My backyard field trip

Discussion in 'Field Trips (Natural Habitats)' started by Steve Nunn, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. Steve Nunn

    Steve Nunn Arachnoprince Old Timer

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    Hi,
    I guess I'm kind of lucky in where I live, in the Wet Tropics of Nth Qld, nothing beats having therpahosids breeding in your own yard ;)

    Anyhow, here is the worlds largest orb weaver, Nephila pilipes piscatorum , this one is at about 19cm legspan, really awesome to see. There were about 4 other species living in the web, as well as a prospective male!!

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    Cheers,
    Steve
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2006
  2. AWESOME!!!:worship: :worship:
     
  3. Crotalus

    Crotalus Arachnoking Old Timer

    Very nice pix of a nice spider! Now Im expecting to see some nice close ups of taipans and salties! ;)
     
  4. Texas Blonde

    Texas Blonde Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Wow! Thats such a beautiful spider. Thanks for the great pics, definatly an awesome contribution to this budding forum.

    And your right, its hard to beat Theraphosids breeding in the backyard! :D

    /Sky
     
  5. sammyp

    sammyp Arachnosquire

    uk
    Very nice piccies, mate. Actually, I've seriously been considering a trip to oz at some point to check out the local fauna.. and of course to find out if there really are Yowie's wandering around the outback...:D

    Cheers,
    Sam
     
  6. Sheri

    Sheri Arachnoking

    19 cms!

    That's incredible!

    I have backyard envy and an arachnid inferiority complex now. ;)

    Stunning picturs, though, honest. Would be awesome to see those one day.
     
  7. Steve Nunn

    Steve Nunn Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Thanks guys, you can see she's eating a sand wasp, some arachnid revenge ;) Here's another little fellow from the backyard, Mopsus mormon:

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    Steve
     
  8. xgrafcorex

    xgrafcorex Thread Killer Old Timer

    cool jumper...almost looks like a jumping peucetia viridans :D
     
  9. Steve Nunn

    Steve Nunn Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Eastern Water Dragon in the creek out behind our backyard:

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    Steve
     
  10. Steve Nunn

    Steve Nunn Arachnoprince Old Timer

    We get lots of the typical big gree tree frogs, but here was a rarer one, something I couldn't ID, definate tree frog of some variety, rescued from the downstairs laundry area:

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    Steve
     
  11. Steve Nunn

    Steve Nunn Arachnoprince Old Timer

    A little jumper with green eyes:

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    Steve
     
  12. sammyp

    sammyp Arachnosquire

    uk
    I want that backyard!!:D Lovely photo's. I especially like the jumpers. Do you get many varieties out there?
     
  13. Sheri

    Sheri Arachnoking

    The green-eyed jumper - nice that you were able to focus on the eyes.

    Often, when I shoot macro, it focuses on the area I would prefer to be blurry.

    Like with a snake - the body is sharp and the head is fuzzy and so on.

    Very nice work. :)
     
  14. lpw

    lpw Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Yeah, you can see Steve Nunn in them. How Escherian... :)

    Nice pics of some interesting critters, thanks for sharing and don't stop there!
     
  15. David_F

    David_F Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Very cool stuff, Steve. I really like the water dragon. I think I'll call him Mr. Burns. {D
     
  16. Tarantula

    Tarantula Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Steve Im disapointed.. where are the Hexathelidae? :D

    That Nephila pilipes piscatorum is very impressive! Does it only occur in Australia? How large do they get and how big is the web she sits in?
     
  17. CedrikG

    CedrikG Arachnoking Old Timer

    Very nice Steve :clap:
     
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