Free Shipping on ALL Products
camera reviewsbest cameraslens reviewsphotography tipscamera forumvideo toursphotography bookssupport me
It is currently Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:52 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:54 am 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 30, 2006 4:30 pm
Posts: 9822
Location: UK
Hi folks,

Does anyone know if this is just a confused spider or if it actually does prey on snails? Location: Central England.
    Image
    Canon PowerShot G10, Focal Length: 6.1mm, Exposure Time: 1/400th, f/3.5, ISO 80
Oh, and apologies for misquoting Mary Howitt in the thread title. She actually wrote:
      The Spider And The Fly
    'Will you walk into my parlour?' said the spider to the fly,
    ''Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy,
    The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
    And I've got many curious things to show when you are there.'
    'Oh, no, no,' said the little fly, 'to ask me is in vain,
    For whoever goes up your winding stair can ne'er come down again.'
And in this case it's not the spider with the winding stair but the snail. ;)

Bob.

_________________
Olympus OM-D E-M1 + M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8, Lumix 7-14mm f/4, Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH, M.Zuiko Digital 45mm 1:1.8, M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm 1:1.8.
Leica D Vario-Elmar 14mm-150mm f/3.5 - f/5.6 ASPH.
OM-D E-M5, H-PS14042E, Gitzo GT1541T, Arca-Swiss Z1 DP ball-head.
Astrophotography: TEC 140 'scope, FLI ML16803 camera, ASA DDM60 Pro mount.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:16 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:52 pm
Posts: 579
Location: Scotland
It seems there are some arachnids that like some crunch in their diet
http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-B ... dy-d8.html
http://www.ent.orst.edu/bugbook/taxons/Taracus.html

_________________
Nikon D90
Nikkor AF-S DX; 18-105 f/3.5-5.6G VR, 55-300 f/4.5-5.6G VR, 35mm f/1.8G
Speedlight SB-700

http://keystrokesukimages.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:30 am 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 30, 2006 4:30 pm
Posts: 9822
Location: UK
Hi keystrokesuk,

Thanks for the links: the first one was particularly interesting (written by a relative of Gordon?) as it leaves no doubt that a spider can actively predate on snails, though I see they note such behaviour isn't widespread amongst the species they tested. I'll never know whether that would have happened in the case above as I had to get home but my guess is that the snail's days were numbered. It wasn't the brightest snail on the planet in any event as it had navigated right to the top of a six foot wire mesh fence.

Bob.

_________________
Olympus OM-D E-M1 + M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8, Lumix 7-14mm f/4, Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH, M.Zuiko Digital 45mm 1:1.8, M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm 1:1.8.
Leica D Vario-Elmar 14mm-150mm f/3.5 - f/5.6 ASPH.
OM-D E-M5, H-PS14042E, Gitzo GT1541T, Arca-Swiss Z1 DP ball-head.
Astrophotography: TEC 140 'scope, FLI ML16803 camera, ASA DDM60 Pro mount.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

All words, images, videos and layout, copyright 2005-2012 Gordon Laing. May not be used without permission.
/ How we test / Best Cameras / Advertising / Camera reviews / Supporting Camera Labs

Webdesign by Alphabase IT
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group