Post molt A. Metallica

bluerich74

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My little guy,girl molted again.Its been 3 times in the last 2 months now.Still only about the size of a 50 cent piece .Sorry about the sucky picture quality.i dont know what Im doin wrong.I have an olympus,but only 2.0 mp's
 

skadiwolf

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beautiful T, that's one on my wishlist. :)

suggestions for pics:

- make sure you aren't too close and therefore messing with the autofocus function. or, put it in manual focus mode if available.

- use a flash, this will freeze any action and highlight the spider and its colors as well. unless you have a tripod, it takes a LOT of luck to hold still enough to take a good picture of any living creature.

hope this helps. :)
 

Godzilla2000

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My Metallica is still a little speck. But I know they get really huge. I'm just crossing my fingers she/he molts soon.
 

Damnathius

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In addition to using the flash, check to see if your camera has a "Macro" function, which is used for very close-in shots. Many mid to upper end digi cameras have this function. :)
 

bluerich74

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i do use macro.the picture seem nuch clearer in my camera viwer before i put them on the computer,heres one of my p.formosa.it is much clearer for some reason...rich
 

dennis

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Man, I just love A. metallica post molt pictures!! Too bad I haven't been able to make one yet :( . I have 2 1/2-3/4" spiderlings for over a month now, and they just won't molt, grrr!

Dennis
 

Damnathius

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That's a cool paint job on your spider, Rich. :)

My Kodak seems pretty finicky about pics as well... Sometimes they are great, and other times they are crappy. Even using a tripod and the timer it is iffy.

Oh well. :)
 

SpiderTwin

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Nice looking A. metallica,
I'm waiting for mine to molt too, it just started building a web a few days ago.

Dennie, have the legs on your two slings darkened up yet? That is a good indicator when a molt is getting close.
 

dennis

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Originally posted by SpiderTwin

Dennie, have the legs on your two slings darkened up yet? That is a good indicator when a molt is getting close.
They haven't darked up yet. I know what you mean about darkening up, I have seen pics about that on www.bighairyspiders.com ... But anyway, their butts are black, and you can kinda see the new skin trough it, so that tells me a molt is near, very near.


Dennis
 

SpiderTwin

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Ya,
I usually watch for the legs to darken up, once that happens, it should only be a couple of days until the molt. Good luck with your slings.
 
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