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becca81
07-18-2005, 05:05 PM
I borrowed a microscope from work and looked at a few molts this afternoon. It's a little addictive to start looking at this stuff under a microscope. I started looking and the next thing I knew an hour had gone by. :)

T. blondi - 3" molt - male

Carapace:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/beccamillott/Theraphosa%20blondi/Hawking/DSC06886.jpg

Eyes:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/beccamillott/Theraphosa%20blondi/Hawking/DSC06887.jpg

Sternum / Coxa:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/beccamillott/Theraphosa%20blondi/Hawking/DSC06881.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/beccamillott/Theraphosa%20blondi/Hawking/DSC06879.jpg

Definitely Male:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/beccamillott/Theraphosa%20blondi/Hawking/DSC06875.jpg

Anus / Spinneretts (at least, I think that's what this is...):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/beccamillott/Theraphosa%20blondi/Hawking/DSC06877.jpg

Leg:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/beccamillott/Theraphosa%20blondi/Hawking/DSC06873.jpg

becca81
07-18-2005, 05:07 PM
P. cancerides - 0.5" molt

Leg:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/beccamillott/Phormictopus%20cancerides/DSC06892.jpg

Carapace:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/beccamillott/Phormictopus%20cancerides/DSC06895.jpg

Eyes:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/beccamillott/Phormictopus%20cancerides/DSC06896.jpg

Still small, but possible male?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/beccamillott/Phormictopus%20cancerides/DSC06898.jpg

Cirith Ungol
07-18-2005, 05:15 PM
VERY nice pics Becca!

Is that your microscope?? :eek:

becca81
07-18-2005, 05:17 PM
Is that your microscope?? :eek:

Heh, no. :)

It belongs to the science department at my school. I've been playing around with it to see how I want to use it this year.

Cirith Ungol
07-18-2005, 05:27 PM
Heh, no. :)

It belongs to the science department at my school. I've been playing around with it to see how I want to use it this year.

Ah! I think you've already found out how you wanna use it :D
I would have had a shock if you'd gotten yourself one of those advanced microscopes with photo option... (I guess I'd then also have wanted to become a teacher in the US :D )

becca81
07-18-2005, 05:36 PM
Ah! I think you've already found out how you wanna use it :D
Yes. :)

Typically, the 6th grade (which I teach) only uses the Brock Microscopes. However, since they're (the students) going to be examining the molts of N. chromatus this year for the project we're doing, I wanted to use a real microscope. This one has two settings, 10x and 30x (total magnification).



I would have had a shock if you'd gotten yourself one of those advanced microscopes with photo option... (I guess I'd then also have wanted to become a teacher in the US :D )

Haha! Trust me - we don't make enough to buy one. ;) I took these just by putting my camera up to the eyepiece of the microscope.

Cirith Ungol
07-18-2005, 05:39 PM
Haha! Trust me - we don't make enough to buy one. ;) I took these just by putting my camera up to the eyepiece of the microscope.

Oops! :D So even more credit goes to your photographing skills :clap:

aaronrefalo
07-19-2005, 08:08 AM
hey nice and interesting shot for a first timer!!!,,,

Aaron

taorchard1987
07-19-2005, 08:50 AM
IS THERE ANY CHANCE YOU COULD PUT A FEMALE UNDER IT SO I CAN COMPARE WITH THE MALE AS I STILL DONT HAVE A CLUE ON HOW TO SEX T's. THANX

becca81
07-19-2005, 09:01 AM
IS THERE ANY CHANCE YOU COULD PUT A FEMALE UNDER IT SO I CAN COMPARE WITH THE MALE AS I STILL DONT HAVE A CLUE ON HOW TO SEX T's. THANX

Here's a link to where it's already been done:
http://www.spidershoppe.com/photodir_sp.html

taorchard1987
07-19-2005, 09:40 AM
Here's a link to where it's already been done:
http://www.spidershoppe.com/photodir_sp.html

thank you!