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Kim Walton 14 145 30 United Kingdom
23 May 2006 1:30AM
Nice macro---uuuk.

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martinw 12 251 England
23 May 2006 1:33AM
Gross - but well done. What is it?
TonyA 13 11 Spain
23 May 2006 1:43AM
Good close-up. It does look like an extraterrestrial thing.

Tony_M 14 342 England
23 May 2006 1:59AM
Nicely isolated against a simple background. Did you have to wait long for them to emerge?

deviant 14 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
23 May 2006 2:48AM
Nice one! What are they?
gemm 13 800 United Kingdom
23 May 2006 2:56AM

I could tell you what they are but let's wait & see if anyone knows. Wink

They started to hatch 4 days after I spotted the eggs. I didn't have to sit in front of the eggs and wait, but frequent visits were enough to capture some good moments.
blueorchid 12 27
23 May 2006 3:41AM
Wood lice before the shells harden and expand ??
23 May 2006 3:53AM
Good subject and details, but maybe it's just me, i can't look at it that long. umm...

gemm 13 800 United Kingdom
23 May 2006 4:37AM
Good guess, but wrong, I'm afraid. Smile

Eggs are about 1mm tall, if this helps. Wink
scott_jessuk 12 249 1 Scotland
23 May 2006 7:16AM
This is very good and very freaky image. Rather hair rasing stuff. Could they be slaters.

KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
23 May 2006 7:26AM
Brilliant macro! Ladybird larvae? Good shot.
gemm 13 800 United Kingdom
23 May 2006 7:51AM
Well done, Karen! Yes, they are ladybird larvae hatching.

and thanks for your comments!
froggy 12 2 England
23 May 2006 8:31AM
Nice shot & such an interesting subject!
UserRemoved 14 6.2k 1
23 May 2006 8:44AM
Excellent close-up!
23 May 2006 9:57AM
quite interesting.with your image and my image of the ladybug and nymph we'd have the entire lifecycle.:0) good detail.
gemm 13 800 United Kingdom
23 May 2006 10:11AM

I just saw your image. Very interesting too. I have 'Ladybird Diary' gallery at PBase (link from my profile page - Wildlife/Insects/) in which I monitored the whole development. You might find it interesting. Smile
UserRemoved 14 6.2k 1
23 May 2006 10:39AM
Thanks for pointing to your 'Diary', Gemm. Seems they a bit confused by the metal post - unless they've learned to chew iron! Smile

Off to inspect all and sundry metal posts around here! Smile
gemm 13 800 United Kingdom
23 May 2006 12:00PM
Yeah, I thought it was a very strange place to lay eggs, but almost all the eggs hatched and they've all wandered off, so I'm sure they knew what they were doing. Wink
Sheenanigans 12 13
23 May 2006 12:41PM
Fantastic macro work. I was thinking woodlice until I read on.
27 May 2006 12:12PM
Nice to see your macro shots again.Looking forward to more


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