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AntZ
02-02-2010, 06:36 AM
This guy was running around the house the other day. I presume a centipede or Millipede, but not sure.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4014/4324364675_c9da33488e.jpg

I tried to give a perspective of length with this one, but it was difficult to also capture the antennae.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2777/4324363747_b0c48d6b0e.jpg

edG
02-02-2010, 06:47 AM
very cool AntZ - I can hear the ughs and eeks already LOL

Greg_Nuspel
02-02-2010, 07:15 AM
OK that would creep me out if it crawled across me :yuck:

casil403
02-02-2010, 07:31 AM
This guy was running around the house the other day.

Very cool shots but -------> :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

AntZ
02-03-2010, 04:38 PM
Thanks guys. He was an excitable little critter. We occasionally get some weird insects/arachnids. We had a scorpion once, but I didn't get any pics.

Hillbillygirl
02-03-2010, 05:07 PM
Wow, amazing colours, and love the DOF you used, really made the shot for me.

Michaelaw
02-03-2010, 05:35 PM
Cool looking insect Antz and you captured it well. Now take of your shoe and WHACK it!! :D



I kid :)

Mad Aussie
02-04-2010, 03:19 AM
If it's a centipede you need to be careful AntZ ... some of them are poisonous around here.

We had a scorpion in our house at Albany Creek a few years back. They are the forest variety and not very poisonous at all ... about as bad as a Green Ant. I'd be more worried about the Centipede.

Apparently our little forest scorpions light up under black light ... they glow in it.

AntZ
02-04-2010, 07:16 AM
If it's a centipede you need to be careful AntZ ... some of them are poisonous around here.

We had a scorpion in our house at Albany Creek a few years back. They are the forest variety and not very poisonous at all ... about as bad as a Green Ant. I'd be more worried about the Centipede.

Apparently our little forest scorpions light up under black light ... they glow in it.

This guy wasn't going to bite anyone after a rather chilly night.:D I figure if it is painless for cane toads then it should also be painless for this guy. If you look closely you will see some condensation on him.

Mad Aussie
02-04-2010, 01:26 PM
This guy wasn't going to bite anyone after a rather chilly night.:D I figure if it is painless for cane toads then it should also be painless for this guy. If you look closely you will see some condensation on him.
Don't ever use a Cane Toad to measure something like that AntZ. You can drop as little as 1mg of hydrochloric acid on a dog and kill it ... yet a Cane Toad can handle 10,000 mgs.

Marko
02-04-2010, 01:57 PM
Very cool shot Antz - Love the DOF in shot 1

AntZ
02-04-2010, 03:18 PM
Thanks Marko. DOF was intentional to highlight the length.

MoinMoin
02-05-2010, 09:24 AM
I didn't know, that there are such colourful centipedes. Very good macro!

Bambi
02-05-2010, 02:33 PM
I didn't know, that there are such colourful centipedes. Very good macro!

that's because, if you are like me, you are too busy going 'gah' and 'eek' and throwing shoes at them. :D

but it is a nice picture.