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Spider Reflections

Posted by Avital Pinnick on July 27, 2009

This critter is a wolf spider (lycosa) in a plastic food box:

Spider Reflection Revisited

Spider Reflections

He’ll be set free eventually. My office mate, Yinnon, is a serious spider collector. He used to have about 700 spiders but now has about 300. He has been selling them because he doesn’t have much time to take care of them, given that he works two days a week as a programmer and has started a Ph.D. in neurobiology (octopi, specifically, and how they make decisions) at the Hebrew University. People bring all sorts of interesting finds to our office, mostly local spiders and scorpions.

“Shall we dance?”:

Shall we dance?

A co-worker found this wolf spider in his bedroom in Pisgat Zeev, a suburb of Jerusalem. Come to think of it, about a month ago he found a scorpion in his dry laundry. If I were his wife, I might consider moving… 😉

I photographed this wolf spider with a 50mm prime lens. I liked the reflections on the inside of the box, so I cropped the photos accordingly.

Actual size of spider is about 2″ or 5 cm, diagonally. Yinnon tells me that spiders are either measured by leg span (in this case) or by body length (0.5 cm or 3/4 inch).

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