I’ve been playing around with extreme close ups. It’s been fun! In these pictures, you can really see the combination of “hair” types that give wolf spiders their furry, wolf-like appearance. Vibrations of these hairs help the spiders sense the movement of their prey, while other hairs contain chemoreceptors that let them ‘taste’ airborne odors. Meanwhile, the hairs on a female wolf spider’s abdomen also have special spines and knobs, to help her babies keep their grip while they ride in safety.
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