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      Venom Holes!! (Fangs Photos)

      VENOM HOLES!!!!!! YEY!!! VENOM!!


      Every Fang in the world no matter what species, essentially serves the same purpose. Every predator uses some type of method to subdue the prey. We are talking, After the attack, then what? most species that have or use venom, All use some type biological hypodermic needle. the goal of every fang, is essentially the same. But the method and use of fangs vary between the Orders family subfamily and possibly even between genus and species. Having even the slightest differences in methods of Fang use, both requires, and promotes the specialization of fangs. Tarantula fangs are different from Scorpion Tail in that the scorpion does not have to pin it's prey with the tail at all, that's what the claws are for. And In the Same way that Scorpions use Big strong claws paired with a small stinger with weaker or smaller amounts of venom.. or... a large Robust Tail and singer having larger venom glands, paired with small pincers... Spiders, have similar morphological features and specialization's are reflected within the shape of the fang itself, from the base, all the way up to the tip at the venom hole.

      So.. Fangs and their Venom holes.. These Are their Pictures.


      Nature's Hypodermic Needles!

      If anyone else would like to post pictures of the Venom holes of your fangs.. Please do!

      My Photography Methods.
      camera: Canon 40D & 50D
      Flash: MT-24EX Macro Twin light
      Lensing:
      Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x Macro
      Canon 2x teleconverter II
      (For closer macros in addition to above)
      Either:
      Canon 1:1 Macro converter
      (acts like 1.9x Macro converter when behind the MP-E)
      &/or Kenko 35mm Macro Extention tubes

      None of the pictures below have been cropped (Except for the map-Keys)
      both the 40D and the 50D have a 22mm sensor...
      so all 2x Macros.. are 11mm wide.
      all 10x macros are 2.2mm wide (or tall the longer aspect)
      12.2x macros are 1.8mm wide.



      Starting with my oldest Tarantula..
      Ziven. Lasiodora parahybana.
      (using a few older photos. He has matured since.)











      Last edited by gregery; 10-25-2012 at 04:36 PM.
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      Shiva Haplopelma lividum

      2x Macro... Fang size 9mm




      6x Macro


      10x Macro


      10x Macro
      Last edited by gregery; 10-24-2012 at 07:07 PM.
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      Osiris OBT M.... Kiken OBT F... And Hakkutsu H crassipes






      Osiris Male Pterinochilus murinus OBT

      2x Macro... Fang size 5mm


      10x Macro...





      Kiken Female Pterinochilus murinus OBT

      It is quite clear that OBT's have HUGE venom holes!!
      compared to Both new world T's And Also Old world T's!

      But also... It appears that... The venom hole on this spider... has gotten smaller!! after a few molts!

      (old photo) Kiken -- juvenile -- Fang size probably ~4mm



      Kiken Pre Mature Fang Size 4.8 mm







      Hakkutsu Sex Unknown Hysterocrates crassipes.
      Fang Size. 5mm


      Last edited by gregery; 10-25-2012 at 01:05 AM.
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      Lastly... for now... Is My P ornata
      I had to push things a little further just to get the tip of the fang in focus...



      This is the image that REALLY puts the above images into perspective..

      Left Hakkutsu Shown Above... Right Shakti P ornata below



      Fang Length 4mm
      2x macro images are 11mm wide



      12.2x macros
      images are 1.8mm wide.







      This last one.. The Venom hole is not in focus.... nor is the surface... but.. the inside of the fang is in focus... it was an accident.
      Last edited by gregery; 10-25-2012 at 04:37 PM.
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      Those pic's are INSANE!!!

      Awesome work!
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      Very very VERY good idea for a thread, Greg!!!

      I will be following this one.

      I hope other will contribute to this, as I find this subject quite fascinating.

      Greg, superb photos!!!!

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      Very interesting and fantastic pictures!

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      Wow your photography skills are amazing! Its so interresting to be able to see the fangs in such detail! Thanks so much for sharing!
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      Cool beans Greg
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      WOW...Great job! How long did it take you to set up and focus for each shot?

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