Orb weaver spider, SEM

Orb weaver spider, SEM

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Caption: Orb weaver spider. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a long-jawed orb weaver (family Tetragnathidae), showing its large chelicerae (jaws, centre) that are used to tear up food. Either side of these are the two palps, sensory structures for feeling and manipulation. Magnification: x33 when printed 10 centimetres wide.

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