Long-jawed Orb Weaver - Tetragnatha versicolor female
looks like she’s smiling
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Long-jawed Orb Weaver - Tetragnatha versicolor female

looks like she’s smiling

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buggirl:

Thank you Sarah for your generous donation to my research!   I love that you have a nature inspired blog, as well!
Here is one of the spiders I worked with in Yasuni.  It has yet to be named- as many of the animals that reside here do- and one of the biologists at the research station was in the lengthy process of doing so.
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looks so much like my pumpkin patch tarantula Umi, what a neat spider!

buggirl:

Thank you Sarah for your generous donation to my research!   I love that you have a nature inspired blog, as well!

Here is one of the spiders I worked with in Yasuni.  It has yet to be named- as many of the animals that reside here do- and one of the biologists at the research station was in the lengthy process of doing so.

Donate a dollar to science! and receive a public thank you!

looks so much like my pumpkin patch tarantula Umi, what a neat spider!

sir-p-audax:

I had a tea party with Ophelia. She wanted to tip over the sugar jar. The bow is nice.

having a chilean rose hair at a tea party should be standard, i love the bow!

This adorable little Tan jumping spider Platycryptus undatus was out hunting ants :)

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Little jumping spider
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Check out my new video about my research campaign!!   Please contribute to scientific research here.  Even a dollar will mean a lot for spider research and conservation of the Amazon!!  Help me reach my goal so I can get this research funded!!!

The spiders and me thank you,

buggirl

Help her out and help out spiders at the same time!
I wish I could go, it sounds awesome

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Found this super cute little Star Bellied orb weaver, Gasteracantha cancriformis, it has a smiley face on it’s butt

Yellow Lynx Spider - Oxyopes variabilis
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Yellow Lynx Spider - Oxyopes variabilis

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Hey! I found this spider at work today and am pretty sure it’s a jumping spider but it’s the biggest one I have ever seen! But thought you would enjoy it.

AS: that’s a Bold jumping spider phidipus audax, they can be quite large for a jumping spider :)

Hey! I found this spider at work today and am pretty sure it’s a jumping spider but it’s the biggest one I have ever seen! But thought you would enjoy it.

AS: that’s a Bold jumping spider phidipus audax, they can be quite large for a jumping spider :)
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nutsnacks asked: I'm from Michigan and am now totally confused about daddy long legs! Why aren't they spiders? And maybe this is some sort of urban myth but it is said the daddy long legs are extremely poisonous but the fangs are too fragile to break human skin... :0

The daddy-long legs with ONE body segment is NOT a spider it’s a member of the Opiliones family. Part of what makes an arachnid (spiders and scorpions, etc) is that it has TWO body segments, a cepholothorax (head) and abdomen (butt). So the daddy-long legs with TWO body segments is a spider. These are sometimes referred to as cellar spiders. And it is a classic urban legend that the daddy-long legs is the most deadly but can’t pierce the skin, they are completely harmless to humans or anything larger than small insects :)