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long-jawed orb weaver spider having dinner

Hi all,

I have discovered that I really like photographing spiders... they are pretty darn interesting critters—both in behaviour and appearance. Plus of course many species are ambush predators that sit in one place and wait for prey to come along (sit-and-wait predators). The nice thing about that is they also tend to sit and wait for photographers to come along too! Even better, they aren’t secretive about feeding, which makes for interesting pictures...I posted this photo of a long-jawed orb weaver on my blog last night.

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AWESOME! Im more of a Solitary Wasp, Beetle, Scorpion guy, but have an appreciation for spiders also.
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AWESOME! Im more of a Solitary Wasp, Beetle, Scorpion guy, but have an appreciation for spiders also.
Hahahaha! Thanks! I have a real love of scorpions...but I like pretty much any creepy-crawlie!

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Great photo! I love all bugs. Used to work at a butterfly farm, had my own bug show business for a while, been keeping pet bugs for about 15 years and I've traded and sold bugs online for about that long too.
I only WISH I had taken photos of all the amazing animals I've had over the years.
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'Solitary wasp'. Haha! Solitary being the key word there.

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Great photo! I love all bugs. Used to work at a butterfly farm, had my own bug show business for a while, been keeping pet bugs for about 15 years and I've traded and sold bugs online for about that long too.
I only WISH I had taken photos of all the amazing animals I've had over the years.
No kidding? Cool! When I got out of university back in the 80’s (yes I am dating myself) I couldn’t find steady work. So a friend and I started working on developing an insectarium (insect zoo). We never actually managed it, but I learned a lot and developed a real interest in arthropods. Plus, the contacts I made got me a good job at a public aquarium that launched my career.

Are you still keeping and selling bugs?

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OMg creepy *SHUDDER*
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OMg creepy *SHUDDER*
Awesome shots, I'm inspired to go bug hunting
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Awesome shots, I'm inspired to go bug hunting
Thanks! You should...there must be some great bugs in the UK!

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Well in the middle of London its more likely to be house spiders than stag beetles but I am seriously looking forward to getting my macro lens delivered.
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Well in the middle of London its more likely to be house spiders than stag beetles but I am seriously looking forward to getting my macro lens delivered.
I wish we had stag beetles here! Congrats on the macro lens--you'll love it I'm sure!

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Are you still keeping and selling bugs?

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Yes, however I have scaled down a lot. I am about to move so maybe once I get settled in I will keep more again. I am really wanting to get some beetles. I used to have so many.
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