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Warning: there's some close-ups of centipedes and such under the cut.

Man, I love macro photography. For *most* of these, I used my Olloclip lenses (small iPhone attachment lenses). It means taking off my Otterbox cover every time I want to use them, but it's still so worth it.

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That's not dirt on this orange shiny thing, that's like...lots and lots of tiny purple creatures.

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House centipede

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I *think* this is some kind of isopod but I honestly have NO IDEA. If anyone could help me out, I'd be very appreciative. Otherwise I'm gonna bug the museum about it, lol.

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Eucalyptus sap:

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Date: 2015-09-25 01:19 pm (UTC)
alias_sqbr: me in a graduation outfit (doctor!)
From: [personal profile] alias_sqbr
That is clearly a trilobite.

Date: 2015-09-26 07:00 am (UTC)
bunny_m: (raven black)
From: [personal profile] bunny_m
Can't be a trilobite, there's only one 'lobe'.

I guess that makes it a Unolobite? ;)

Date: 2015-09-26 01:44 pm (UTC)
alias_sqbr: the symbol pi on a pretty background (Default)
From: [personal profile] alias_sqbr

Good point, that must be it :)

Date: 2015-09-28 01:20 pm (UTC)
alias_sqbr: the symbol pi on a pretty background (Default)
From: [personal profile] alias_sqbr

When you weren't looking it slipped back through it's wormhole to the alternate universe where various variations on trilobites rule the Earth.

Date: 2015-09-25 01:54 pm (UTC)
fred_mouse: cross stitched image reading "do not feed the data scientists" (Default)
From: [personal profile] fred_mouse
Some fabulous shots there!

Date: 2015-09-26 06:59 am (UTC)
bunny_m: (cape hare ears!)
From: [personal profile] bunny_m
Gorgeous photos!

And hey, some kind of isopod is far closer than I got. I only got as far as "Some kind of arthropod", so your biology beats heck out of mine. ;)

Date: 2015-09-26 07:43 am (UTC)
leecetheartist: A lime green dragon head, with twin horns, and red trim. Very gentle looking, with a couple spirals of smoke from nose. (Default)
From: [personal profile] leecetheartist is damn fine at i.d's.

Date: 2015-09-26 09:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silverjackal
Scutigera! D: Heh. They are one of the few animals that automatically give me pause when I spot them even though I know they are completely harmless. It comes from encountering one unexpectedly I think, when I was six or so (I'm not sure, I was small). I felt something on my foot, looked down, and there was a large Scutigera. Of course it ran away with incredible speed, too, with its' many legs, and gave me a horrific start. Mind you I think I am over my ancient horror since the gravel around the rock in my front yard is home to a huge colony. Whenever I redo the ground cover there are hordes and of course I end up picking them up and putting them safely aside, so now I think I have recovered from the instinctive startle response they evoked before. (How ridiculous is it that I'm not put off by snakes or spiders, etc. but a harmless centipede gives me the pip.

Regarding your unknown organism I don't know what it is -- I would swear it was a Hemilepistus reaumuri (which is a species of woodlouse found in North Africa and the Middle East) but of course the location is entirely wrong.

Date: 2015-09-27 11:32 pm (UTC)
silverjackal: (Default)
From: [personal profile] silverjackal
Based on your description I really have *no* idea what you could have seen. Hopefully you will find someone with a detailed knowledge of Australian isopods to identify it for you. That's assuming it can be identified, of course -- it may be an undescribed species as well. Natural history is always fun and exciting! :D


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