The Daddy-long-legs spider in 3D by Wim van Egmond

The sperm is deposited inside the female spider's epigynum, an opening situated on the underside of her abdomen. The interesting thing is that the female spider can keep the sperm in a special container until she decides when it's time to lay her eggs. After she has laid the eggs she wraps them in some strands of silk and carries the package in her chelicera ('jaws')

The macro pictures on these pages are made with a special 3D macro camera designed and built by my friend Ton Pennings. It is a single-lens camera with two diaphragms. A set of mirrors separates the two images so the result is two images in stereo on one film. An unusual design of camera that makes it possible to shoot these small creatures alive in three dimensions.




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More stereoscopic spiders can be found in the article The Zebra-spider in 3D
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