Jumping Spider

Paul IddonPaul Iddon Major grinsPosts: 4,652Registered Users Major grins
edited April 26, 2017 in Holy Macro

First one to peep out in the garden this year - only took the one photograph, which needed rotating cos of the angle he was at on the fence...

Exif: f/11, 1/200sec, ISO100

Paul.



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  • Lord VetinariLord Vetinari Smugbug Posts: 15,134Registered Users Major grins
  • Paul IddonPaul Iddon Major grins Posts: 4,652Registered Users Major grins

    Cheers Brian :)

    Paul.



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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Many Grins

    Great capture. Does a spider have a tongue or trunk?

  • Paul IddonPaul Iddon Major grins Posts: 4,652Registered Users Major grins

    @Jørgen_Bjerring said:
    Great capture. Does a spider have a tongue or trunk?

    I wouldn't know about the internal anatomy...

    I assume all insects and arachnids or similar a tongue or proboscis - certainly something in the mouth like we would expect.

    A trunk - by that you mean a body section plus a head section (like spiders, then yes) rather than a trunk like say, an elephant (or like some weevils) then no...

    Paul.



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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Many Grins
    edited April 29, 2017

    @Paul Iddon said:

    @Jørgen_Bjerring said:
    Great capture. Does a spider have a tongue or trunk?

    I wouldn't know about the internal anatomy...

    I assume all insects and arachnids or similar a tongue or proboscis - certainly something in the mouth like we would expect.

    A trunk - by that you mean a body section plus a head section (like spiders, then yes) rather than a trunk like say, an elephant (or like some weevils) then no...

    Paul.

    I asked because I have looked carefully at your picture. Something comes out between the eyes and what to me looks like two legs (if it is right to call them legs the spider has 10 legs and that is to my limited knowledge about spiders two/too much :) wouldn't 8 be the normal? )

    Now - a day after asking questions - I said to myself: Don't be a lazybones. Look it up yourself. And I did. The two extra legs are not legs but pedipalps - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedipalp - and spiders have a sort of "tongue" called labium - http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/2000-12/977577464.Gb.r.html.

  • Lord VetinariLord Vetinari Smugbug Posts: 15,134Registered Users Major grins

    Jorgen what you are seeing are the chelicera which have the fangs on the end . In male jumping spiders of this species they are greatly elongated as in this one.

    Brian V.

  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Many Grins

    @Lord Vetinari said:
    Jorgen what you are seeing are the chelicera which have the fangs on the end . In male jumping spiders of this species they are greatly elongated as in this one.

    Brian V.

    Many thanks for your information. Great to know a little more about spiders.

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