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Jumping Spider Wiping its Eyes with its Palps | by Thomas Shahan
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Jumping Spider Wiping its Eyes with its Palps

This one had gotten little grains of dirt/sand stuck on its eyes and was wiping them off with its palps. I've seen them do that before but it's still fun to watch. They seem to like to keep their eyes nice and clean.

 

Taken using the 28mm reversed on a 3x teleconverter as an experiment. Not too sharp, but gives quite a lot of magnification in a small space.

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Taken on January 1, 2005