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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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BadShirookami Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
you're welcome..:)
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chill13 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a fantastic picture!! Not only is it amazing to see these little creatures in such amazing detail (the translucence is fascinating) but the composition and color combo are wonderful. It's just all over fun to look at!!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Thank you! Glad you like it :)
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robertmroz Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
WOW. Amazing shot :)
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Thank you! :)
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DAVIDHIE89 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
How do you get the black background?
I know by flashing your subject it makes the background darker. But yours is completely black.
How do you do it?
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
This was taken in the night and the nearest background is few meters away so hence the black BG :)
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N-B-R-artwork Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh this is a perfect picture!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Thank you! :)
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Mewitti Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible... they seem to light up against the blackness! It's like a big spider party on that little thread.
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Thank you! :)
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diskfire Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Wow, sweet!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Thank you! :)
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JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool capture. Stunning!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Thank you! :)
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JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure.
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I-Love-It Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Lil' gummies! ^^
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Thank you! :)
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Daimera Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
D'awww, they're like adorable furry little christmas lights on a string.
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Thank you! :)
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alohadiscordia Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome! what a capture. good job :)
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Thank you! :)
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Irixian Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Writer
all infestations should be as cute :D
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Haha :)
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Zanture-Angel Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Gorgeous! The black background really sets these little guys on fire
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Thank you! :)
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rupted Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
D'aww, these guys are precious!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Thank you! :)
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malaladanila Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Amazing!!!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Thank you! :)
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Kitsko Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Great shot! As good as always Mr. Yeo!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Thank you! :)
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