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Old Jun 28, 2007, 3:29 PM   #1
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Well I spotted a couple of more damsels this week. Thena co-workers pet tarantula molted so she brought in the skin for me! It's amazing how intact the skin is, it's like a hollow tarantula.

I think this is a female Desert Forktail? I couldn't get a good shot of the markings on the tail to be sure.







This is a male Desert Forktail.



Tarantula skin







The top of the tarantula's head



The eyes



the eyes from the inside



The fangs



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Old Jun 28, 2007, 4:41 PM   #2
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It sure would be neat if you had really tiny lens to put up against all the eyes and see what the world looks like to a spider.

Very nice shots.
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Old Jun 28, 2007, 7:35 PM   #3
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Thanks Happy!

Tarantulas must have terrible eyesight, those eyes are smaller than a jumping spider's. Someday,I want to get shots of a not so hollow tarantula!
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Old Jun 28, 2007, 9:30 PM   #4
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Very, very nice, Vaiboy
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Old Jun 29, 2007, 12:57 AM   #5
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Nice shots and that skin is amazing, I did not know they did that.
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Old Jun 29, 2007, 2:10 AM   #6
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Nice shots vaiboy. Those Tarantula fangs look huge. Although I love shooting spiders I think if it were me i`d stick to shooting the skin on this particular one :-)

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Old Jun 29, 2007, 9:02 AM   #7
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Scary looking thing even without the tarantula inside. Very nice work.

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Old Jun 29, 2007, 1:53 PM   #8
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Thanks for the comments!

The fangs are huge they remind me of a cats claws! It's a little intimidating on a live tarantula, but the tarantulas I have come in contact with are pretty gentle.
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Very good series! Nice details, and I like the way you show the spider shell!
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Old Jul 2, 2007, 1:01 PM   #10
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Fantastic shot of the tarantula skin. Great detail and lighting. Makes me wonder what the taranturla looks like just after shedding this skin.
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