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Wide Jawed Viciria Babies by melvynyeo Wide Jawed Viciria Babies by melvynyeo
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Only three classes of pigment (ommochromes, bilins and guanine) have been identified in spiders, although other pigments have been detected but not yet characterized. Melanins, carotenoids and pterins, very common in other animals, are apparently absent. In some species the exocuticle of the legs and prosoma is modified by a tanning process, resulting in brown coloration. Bilins are found, for example, in Micrommata virescens, resulting in its green color. Guanine is responsible for the white markings of the European garden spider Araneus diadematus. It is in many species accumulated in specialized cells called guanocytes. In genera such as Tetragnatha, Leucauge, Argyrodes or Theridiosoma, guanine creates their silvery appearance. While guanine is originally an end-product of protein metabolism, its excretion can be blocked in spiders, leading to an increase in its storage. Structural colors occur in some species, which are the result of the diffraction, scattering or interference of light, for example by modified setae or scales. The white prosoma of Argiope results from hairs reflecting the light, Lycosa and Josa both have areas of modified cuticle that act as light reflectors.
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grgbpm Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so great
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HeartstitchArt Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they are so precious!
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CruelCrayon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
These kind of make me think of the crocodile tongues from James and the Giant Peach. 
They're so cute~ : 3
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FgTru Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
They are so adorable! And the lighting and framing is perfect :)
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Amjad-Miandad Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing picture and colors, how lucky you are to see such things.
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MrsBraginski Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is such a great picture! And the babies are so cute~
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Cyoan Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a great photo! Invertebrates are so wonderful :D (Well, at least most of them xD).
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aintn0body Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Preshuz babbies :3
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BadShirookami Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Wow,amazing..and hairy..;)
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Thank you! :)
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