Lycosa by gizmo563 ()
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I found this wonderful burrowing wolf spider and her young one day on a walk and I took quite a few pictures of her. While looking for a bit of information and the scientific name I found out that the chelicerae of Lycosa turn a reddish color when threatened which I was completely oblivious while taking the shots. It’s amazing how much we miss at first glance.
Image Comments (18)
MrsLubner () 11:30AM | Thu, 19 July 2007
I just watched a program on TV that explained the reason the babies crawl up on mom. Seems after they eat all the liquid left in the egg sackk they are still too you to venture out and hunt their own food so the mother sacrifices herself. She beats her underside on the ground, signaling the babies to crawl up. She oozes out her body fluids to feed the young until they can be on their own. Amazing! Great shot here.
rominikov () 2:36PM | Sun, 22 July 2007
Excellent shot, I don't find it creepy at all, the red really makes this a unique shot, good focus and lighting, too bad you had her upset but no harm done and it made for a beautiful shot!
NefariousDrO () 6:34PM | Thu, 02 August 2007
That's a fanatastic photo! She's an amazing critter, and I love the babies all clustered around the burrow. Nice job!
phlynn () 7:30AM | Mon, 27 August 2007
Remarkable find & capture. Mom is so clear, and pissed with you!lol
Hawk23 () 11:28AM | Tue, 22 January 2008
Gives me the creeps but what a great shot (shivers up the back lol)
Jaykayyorks () 2:54PM | Thu, 24 January 2008
Oh my God its got babies! double eeewwwwwwww but a truely awesome shot
nicokorn () 1:40PM | Sat, 14 June 2008
Reminds me of Half Life.. cool shot. Not many people to spot such a.. lair would choose to take a closer look, let alone start taking photos.