Category Archives: Gerridae


Chillin’ Spider

This laid-back fishing spider (Dolomedes triton), was resting on a floating birch branch at the pond edge at the Jan Janzen Nature Centre. I had to add a tele-extender to my macro lens to get it within […]

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Walks on Water with Hairy Feet…

No I’m not talking about a Hobbit Messiah. Water striders manage their water surface perambulations because of two factors: the surface tension of the water and extremely hairy feet. Not just ordinary hairs either — members […]

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