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Lycosa tarantula


Lycosa tarantula
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Copyright: Mehmet Karababa (caspian) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 272 W: 0 N: 387] (1342)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-28
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-13 2:52
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Points: 36
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Lycosa tarantula (Wolf Spider) [in Turk. Kurt Örümceği]

The tarantula wolf spider or just tarantula (Lycosa tarantula) is a wolf spider found in Italy around the city of Taranto. This species is the first to whom the name tarantula was applied, and it should not be confused with the American tarantulas, which are members of a very different spider family. According to historical superstitions, the spider's bite can produce severe symptoms called tarantism.

These spiders are rather large, the females being around 27 mm in body length and the males around 19 mm ( I did capture in this case approximately 45 mm body length, total length 95 mm with feet ). As with other wolf spiders, after they hatch the baby spiders climb on their mother's abdomen and ride around with her for some time until they are sufficiently mature to survive on their own. (The picture that accompanies this article shows a mother transporting her large brood.) After leaving their mother's protection, the young spiders disperse and dig burrows. Females live in their burrows all their lives, but the mature males leave the protection of burrows and wander about looking for mates. The males can live for two years, and they die some time after reaching sexual maturity. The females can live for four years or more. During the winter these spiders hibernate in their burrows.
They are a nocturnal species and generally lurk at the mouths of their burrows waiting for prey, so it is unlikely that people would encounter them. Unlike the Salticidae (Jumping spiders), which may exhibit curiosity about humans and may be content to wander around on one's hand, the Lycosidae (wolf spiders) have a very strong tendency to flee at the approach of any large animal. They have quite good eyesight, so it is unlikely that a human could approach them unseen, and it is relatively difficult to capture them because they keep moving and can run very fast. So it is unlikely that humans could come in unintentional contact with them. When wolf spiders are cornered, they show no inclination to make threat displays, much less to advance on a human's hand with the intention of biting.

Tr: Lycosa tarantula, adını İtalya'nın Taranto kentinden alan bir örümcektir. Aslında bir kurt örümceğidir. İsmi Roma döneminde Taranto kentinde tarihi ve kültürel nedenlerden dolayı yapılan ve bu örümceğe adanan tarantism adı verilen bir tarikat inanışı içerisinde yer alan tarantella isimli danstan gelmektedir. İnanışa göre bu dans Lycosa tarantula (kurt örümceği)'nin ölümcül etkilerini azaltacak ve bir çeşit terapi görevide yapmış olacaktı. Tarantella olarak bilinen bu dans sembolik olarak halen italya'da oynanmaktadır. Lycosa tarantula (Kurt örümceği) günümüzde Tarantula olarak sınıflandırılan eklembacaklı ailesinden ayrı ve farklı bir ailedir. (Çekimini yaptığım bu örnekte yaklaşık vücut boy 45 mm, ayakları ile beraber toplam uzunluğu 95 mm). Diğer kurt örümceklerinde olduğu gibi yavru (sling) örümcekler kendi başlarına hayatta kalmayı başarabilecekleri döneme kadar annelerinin sırtında yaşamlarını sürdürürler. Annelerinden ayrılacak ergenliğe geldiklerinde dağılır ve her biri kendi yuvalarını hazırlar. Bu örümcekler kış boyunca yuvalarında kış uykusunda yatmaktadırlar. Erkekler 2, dişiler 4 yıl civarı yaşar. Gece aktif olurlar ve avını pusu kurarak yakalamayı tercih ederler.
(from www.wikipedia)

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Hallo Mehmet
The Wolf Spider in your image looks vicious but in a way not dangerous at all. The two big, black eyes has such a childlike, innocent look to it, but the rest of the features look as if one has to be very fearful of it. You have captured this spider well, showing details like the hairiness and the other eyes beautifully. You mention in your notes that these spiders easily flee but I think if I come in contact with one of these guys I will run for all its worth. It is a great image, captured with lots of style and presented in a most favourable manner. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
Anna

Nice macro.Very good details of this spider,
Interesting eyes.
Best regards.Alin.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-13 3:54]

Hello Mehmet
Excellent portrait with great details.
Regards
Razvan

Hi Mehmet,
Ooooohhhhhh, that shot is spectacular and I like it very much. We can see every detail of this impressive spider and I love the big eyes so much.
Thanks, very well done
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Merhaba Mehmet,
This is kind of intimidating capture!
You've done a very good close approach to this tarantula, that let us appreciate all its eyes pairs and the hairy legs&body.
Well done and thanks for share it,
JM

Merhaba Mehmet dostum, nefis bir makro çekim yapmışsın. Detaylar muazzam. Gözlerde seni görüyorum sanki:)
Notlar da çok güzel hazırlanmış.
Eline ve emeğine sağlık.
Bayram

Hi Mehmet

Great capture of this tarantula with fine details and taken from a good POV.
Not sure it will help me sleep better though?
Very good note as well!

Well done
Kind Regards
Chris

Merhaba mehmet bey..
Cok ilginc ve de korkunc gorunuyor...Hele gozleri...Mukemmel bir fotograf ve notlariniz ilginc....Ellerinize saglik.
Selamlar
Leyla

Merhaba Mehmet bey, biraz urkutucu duruyor:) ama detaylar super olmus. Elinize saglik.
Merih

nefis bir yakın-plan çalışması olmuş, Mehmet Bey. ellerinize sağlık. birleşik gözler ve diğer detaylar çok çok güzel olmuş. açı, kesinlik ve renkler çok güzel.
yeni çalışmalarınızda görüşmek dileğiyle hoşçakalın, selamlar.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-13 23:02]

Merhaba Mehmet Bey,
Harika bir örümcek makrosu olmuş.Çizgi film karakteri gibi,çok sevimli gözüküyor:)Detaylar,netlik,alan derinliği mükemmel.
Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık..

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-01-14 6:06]

hello Mehmet,
Very impressive picture of this Wolf Spider. You especially well show the multiple eyes of the spider and I suppose that you had to be quick to take a shot of this fast running creature.
Very well done
Kind regards
Anne

Merhaba Mehmet,
a superb macro shot of Lycosa tarantula taken from an excellent frontal POV with impressive details, very beautiful natural colours, a very nice close composition
TFS
Best regards
Maurizio

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-01-14 10:32]

Mehmet Bey, çok iyi bir yakın çekim olmuş. Elinize sağlık.
Mehmet

Muazzam bir macro Mehmet Bey,
Ellerinize sağlık, bilgilerinizde bir o kadar faydalı.
Emeğinize sağlık...

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-01-22 12:32]

Merhaba Mehmet,
Bu örümcek muhteşem yakalamak. Istihdam ve mükemmel oynarlar.
Renkler ve detaylar üst, tebrikler.
Harika bir hafta sonu
Adrian

Hello Mehmet,

This is an outstanding photo of this huge, attractive spider. Excellent detail and sharpness and nicely composed too.

Thanks,
John

hello Mehmet
super macro!!
great details and nice pose to see this spider very good
great sharpness and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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