Tagged: spider

A walk in the dark - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Oct 06, 2016

I went for a stroll a few nights ago. There’s a few patches of native bush close to us.  And with the weather getting warmer, I wanted to check out the arthropod life. And photograph it.  Night time provides opportunities to see creatures than behave more cryptically at day. It was also a chance to practice some macrophotography at … Read More

Spiders create super-strong webs with nanotechnology! - Nano Girl

Michelle Dickinson May 11, 2015

Take two fascinating strong materials, spider silk and carbon nanotubes, and mix them to create a material with a combined strength, toughness and ductility that’s just not been seen before. If you just want to watch this story, click on the picture video link, otherwise keep reading. It sounds like a happy weekend in Italy […] … Read More

Looking for spiders - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Aug 04, 2014

Winter isn’t the optimal time to be looking for creepy-crawlies in New Zealand.  Even though expectations were low, I still wanted to try fine-tuning my nocturnal photography macro-rig.  The problem seems to be finding some way to mount the small video light I have, along the central axis of the macro lens.  This time I used rubber bands to attach … Read More

Sunday Spinelesness – One for the arachnophobes? - The Atavism

David Winter Jun 06, 2010

It occurs to me that some readers might be put off by my affection for spiders. I'd be interested to see which creature, the wasp or the spider, you find yourself cheering for at the end of this post. Let's introuduce them. First, the large black hunti... Read More