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 Post subject: Spring in love
PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:17 am 
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These two started the weekend in great style.

The image is a stack of 3 photos with Canon MP-E 65mm @ 3x and F/7.1, stacked manual in GIMP sofware trough a layer work.

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Mating thomisidae by Gustavo Mazzarollo, on Flickr

One more happy couple using the weekend to enjoy themselves.

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A closer view of the lucky male, this is canon MP-E @ 3x

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The genital opening of the female spider, after the mating, the male survived.

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The male spiders usually die? Talk about a femme fatale... and that size difference! :shock:

What amazing clarity! Excellent pictures.

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They do not die always, this one survived :)

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Kantian, often times the female spider will kill and eat the male after mating. Guess this guy got pretty lucky!

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yup. they usually give themselves to the female as to provide for his seed.

did the female take the sperm out after the male got away? they sometimes do this if they don't eat the male.

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just watched the male retire with care and no activity from the female side.

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