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Harvestman Animation by melvynyeo Harvestman Animation by melvynyeo
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It was cleaning itself after eating :)

Many species are omnivorous, eating primarily small insects and all kinds of plant material and fungi; some are scavengers, feeding upon dead organisms, bird dung and other fecal material. This broad range is quite unusual in arachnids, which are usually pure predators. Most hunting harvestmen ambush their prey, although active hunting is also found. Because their eyes cannot form images, they use their second pair of legs as antennae to explore their environment. Unlike most other arachnids, harvestmen do not have a sucking stomach or a filtering mechanism. Rather, they ingest small particles of their food, thus making them vulnerable to internal parasites such as gregarines.

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Falken02 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
WOW do you have more like this one?
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Sadly no.... most insects are rather stationary when i shoot them or flee immediately after 1-2 shots :)
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Falken02 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
oooh...has to be a pain
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GabeHash Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
that is the single most astonishing spider ive ever seen!! he has scorpion claws for jaws basically, wow!!
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Orionide5 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Actually, that's completely accurate, except that it's a harvestman, not a spider. A scorpion's claws are just enlarged versions of the pedipalps of a spider or harvestman: the little "arms" on either side of the mouth.
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
:)
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AppleAtti Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional
I'm... speechless
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
:) Thanks! :)
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pVVEN Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
That is so awesome!
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Thanks!! :)
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:iconmallanaga:
Mallanaga Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nopenopenopenope!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
:) :) :)
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hanan109 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Fascinating.
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Thanks!! :)
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Zippo4k Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Actually, I prefer the big size: It lets you get a good view of what's going on and all the pieces of the animal! It seems like it's cleaning its left palp.
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Thanks!! :)
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floggerSG Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice!
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Thanks!! :)
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Just-iceo9 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
that thing must have crawled out of hells fiery vagina 0.o
But over all I really like it
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Thanks!! :)
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Just-iceo9 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
No problem, but where do you find these guys!? @.@
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Harvestman are easier to find at night :)
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:iconjust-iceo9:
Just-iceo9 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
really?
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Yes! :)
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:iconjust-iceo9:
Just-iceo9 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
do you need a black light to find them?
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Just a normal torch will do. Normally they are found on the forest floor or on tree trunks. Many harvestman also glow under UV light which is very interesting :)
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
you should see a camel spider, now that surely comes from hell...
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:iconjust-iceo9:
Just-iceo9 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
nah. that comes from the pits of tartarus
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:iconpristichampsus:
Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
I see.
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:iconjust-iceo9:
Just-iceo9 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
yeah :I
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Woooo very cool and well done :winner:
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Thanks!! :)
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconsnuzzleplz::iconrbyw::iconsnuzzleplz:
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Meisaims Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Where in the world are you that daddy-long-legs are this terrifying? :D
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Singapore!! :)Thanks!! :)
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DEFF1972 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
MegaAwesome. Interesting to watch all this creatures in macro. Even more when You make these "animated" clips:)
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Thanks!! :)
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shawk77 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
That is so cool
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Thanks!! :)
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