Caitlin Chapman

Photographing Spiders in Ethanol

I imaged 27 species of spiders from 8 families; Agelenidae (funnel weavers), Corinnidae (antmimics and ground sac spiders), Dictynidae (mesh weavers), Gnaphosidae (ground spiders), Lycosidae (wolf spiders), Salticidae (jumping spiders), Theridiidae (cobweb spiders) and Thomisidae (crab spiders).

All specimens are preserved in 70% ethanol and were prepared in a sand dish also filled with 70% EtOH. All of my specimens were photographed with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II with the 65mm lens.

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Images

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    Xysticus gosiutus, Dorsal
    Male
    Camera used: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Lens, aperture and zoom: 65mm, 5.6, 1.5x

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    Image 2

    Xysticus gosiutus, Ventral
    Male
    Camera used: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Lens, aperture and zoom: 65mm, 5.6, 1.5x

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    Image 3

    Xysticus montanensis, Dorsal
    Male
    Camera used: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Lens, aperture and zoom: 65mm, 5.6, 2x

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    Image 4

    Xysticus montanensis, Ventral
    Male
    Camera used: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Lens, aperture and zoom: 65mm, 5.6, 2x

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    Image 5

    Synema sp, Dorsal
    Male
    Camera used: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Lens, aperture and zoom: 65mm, 5.6, 1.5x

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    Image 6

    Synema sp, Ventral
    Male
    Camera used: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Lens, aperture and zoom: 65mm, 5.6, 1.5x

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    Image 7

    Hololena hola, Dorsal
    Female
    Camera used: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Lens, aperture and zoom: 65mm, 5.6, 1x

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    Image 8

    Hololena hola, Dorsal
    Female
    Camera used: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Lens, aperture and zoom: 65mm, 5.6, 1x

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    Image 9

    Hololena hola, Ventral
    Female
    Camera used: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Lens, aperture and zoom: 65mm, 5.6, 1x

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    Image 10

    Hololena hola, Ventral
    Female
    Camera used: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Lens, aperture and zoom: 65mm, 5.6, 1x