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Argyroneta aquatica II by Dark-Raptor Argyroneta aquatica II by Dark-Raptor
This is probably the only spider specie in the world that spend its whole life underwater. They build there their webs, feed and breed. This is the only specie in the family Argyronetidae.
Here, in the picture, you can see how it transports oxygen from the water surface to his hideout, using hairs on his abdomens.
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GenkiPuck42 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Nature is so amazing! (Fantastic shot!)
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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WhiteRose810 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
A very beautiful picture!! :aww:
*shudders* I saw this thing in the lake by my house. GOD, it was HUGE!! I read about it now and apparently it's bite is very painful, but not deadly.....i am never going swimming in that lake again......
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Guardian-of-Nature Featured By Owner May 17, 2011   Photographer
cool
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baby-snakes Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
absolutely gorgeous.. :omg: i really love the colors. I'd love to see more of these spiders. :}
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)

We are planning to capture some of them this year.
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Lieju Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
A great picture.

Possibly one of my favourite species of spiders.
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cosmicspider Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
Oh my goodness! I remember reading about this spider. I was so amazed to learn how they live inside a bell of air they "built" themselves. How did you manage to get this shot?
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)

We just needed small aquarium and the spider. This was a studio shot.
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CountNuada Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
That's gotta be the coolest shot of that kind of spider I've ever seen!
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