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Ant mimic spider by dllavaneras Ant mimic spider by dllavaneras
Count the legs! 2, 4, 6... 8?

Yes, 8 legs! This is not an ant, it's an ant-mimic spider! We saw this spider on a midnight hike, waving its front legs like antennae. Simply amazing! The constrictions on the cephalothorax look remarkably like the thorax of an ant.

This is a female Myrmecium sp. (Araneae: Corinnidae)
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dfcandiani Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Dear DLLavaneras, my name is David F. Candiani, I'm Biologist and in the year of 2012 I defended my PhD. in the phylogeny of Myrmecium (Araneae: Corinnidae) at Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi (state of Pará, Brazil) , this year I pretend to submit my manuscript to Zootaxa journal, and, passing through the internet, I saw this photo here in DevianArt, I was thinking if you can permit the non-commercial use, so I'd like to ask you if I can use your photo of Myrmecium (with credits of course).
thaks in advance
David
ps* if you prefer we can speak in spanish
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Lissa68 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
Your awesome photo has been included in photo-invertebrates best of January 2010 feature [link] please be sure to fave it so others can find it and everybody's photos get more notice.

Thanks and congratulations!
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dllavaneras Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! I'm flattered! =)
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abhishek-mitra Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amazing!!
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ironmanbr Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
Nice capture!!!
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zufalls-foto Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
that's really cool..
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dimensionten Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
Hey now I know what the bugs from the pattern on my blanket cover that were trying to look like ants only with four segments and eight legs actually are! 8D
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taransa Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I did not know such a thing existed! Nicely captured.
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dllavaneras Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I knew they existed, but this was my first time actually seeing one of them live.
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taransa Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I bet that was very exciting :)
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dllavaneras Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
It definitely was!
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Washom Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
The mimic of this spider is awsome, it really caught my attention. The focus is also well done. Maybe you could try different composition, but this one is good for documentary purpose, when you want to show the number of legs :-)
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dllavaneras Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the constructive criticism! =)

I would have loved to try a different composition, but two things stopped me from doing so: The midnight hikes, and consequently the pictures, were mainly for educational purposes, so I had to be more of a scientific photographer than an artistic one. The second reason was that I had about 3 seconds to take a series of 6 pictures of this spider. :P It's difficult to compose well when you've got that small a time frame!
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FramedByNature Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Student Photographer
Ahh, I've seen these guys before! Confuses me every time =D
Great capture :)
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dllavaneras Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This was my first time seeing them, and they almost confused me for a moment. =P
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LightCarrier Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
!!!!!!!
I didn't know such a thing existed...
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dllavaneras Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Nature has many, many things up her sleeve! ;)
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