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  1. Hey Dude.  How are you?  Are you still in the Metuchen / Philadelphia region?

    I just left a post here on the Forum I'd like you to read please.  Titled: "Molting issue" under main topic Health Issues.

    Did Rutgers Entomology have another science day like last year (I wear that T shirt a lot).

    Cheers -- Digger

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    Sanaa Posing

    Here's Sanaa posing for the camera. He's at L4. Taken with Canon 50D; Canon 100mm f/2.8. Lighted with cellphone flashlight app.
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    Sanaa Portrait

    Here's Sanaa posing for the camera. He's at L4. Taken with Canon 50D; Canon 100mm f/2.8. Lighted with cellphone flashlight app.
  4. Happy birthday! :)

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    HA !! I love this !
  6. Terry, I tried the "image" button using a current version of the IE 11 browser. Sure enough, the same crash occurs with me. I suspect it is a java or javascript problem with IE 11.
  7. Hi Terry, I never used the "My Media" button before. So I thought I'd try it here. What this function does is simply let you choose a picture that you have previously posted somewhere on the Mantidforum. It posts here and, when clicked, takes you to the original post in the Mantidforum. This isn't really what you're looking to do - since you are yet unable to get an original post up on the site. Your OS shouldn't make any difference (8.1). It's possible your browser is causing a glitch, but I rather doubt it. Lots of other people on the board probably use the same IE version (I use Firefox). Your "lockup" description above did get my attention. 'Means your browser is crashing when you click on the green square ("image" button). That's a browser problem, sometimes caused by a plugin for the browser. If you have a "Pop-Up" Blocker turned on for your browser, try turning it off and them clicking the image button again. If you have another browser available on your computer (Firefox, Chrome, Opera), try one of those instead. I'll try an upload with my IE 11 to see if I can replicate your problem.
  8. Hi Terry. Yes, this process can be frustrating! I read your note above, but unfortunately, can't quite get the picture (as it were) of your dilemma. I manage my own web servers. The process to get my images to load onto these pages is to load the image from my local PC over to the server (just like you would do uploading to Photobucket). I then copy the complete URL where the image is residing, to the "image" address pop-up window on the topic window (where you would be reading this now if you were creating a new post). The image button would be just above these sentences, on the second tool bar and it looks like a little green square window. Click on that little icon. A window will open that says "Image Properties," and there is a box in which you paste the complete URL. By "complete" I mean: http://www.terrypictures.com My files are in sub-directories and look like: http://www/nounpix.com/mantids/prettymantids.jpg This explanation may look daunting, but once you complete the procedure you'll see it only takes a few seconds. I do not use Photobucket and thus don't know the nuances and idiosyncrasies of that application. But others on the board use it. Try my method and see if it works for you! The picture here is found at: http://www.nounpix.com/mantids/sebastian_L6.JPG%C2'> So I just paste that (complete) URL into the "Image Properties" pop up box and voila! As you probably know, you must have the image file on an outside web server. The board can't "see" files on your local computer (C:\images\prettymantids.jpg) .
  9. Happy birthday.

  10. Aura's a great name, CD. If she's accepting crickets, keep those coming. Sounds like she's outgrown Hydei. Remember - let her go onto your hand under her own decision. She'll like the warmth once she's there! Have fun and learn from her!
  11. Hi CD, Oh my -- I could write a chapter regarding your question. I have two new jumping spiders. And I've never kept spiders before. And -- I am a very serious arachnopobic. BUT !! Since I've begun raising and caring for Abigail and Eve, these two tiny spiders have taught me to be much less afraid of other larger eight legged buggers. I think one of your immediate challenges is to carefully introduce her (if she doesn't have a name, give her one) to your parents. Really have them WATCH her - particularly her little face. Come on Mom and Dad, these animals are 5mm in length. How are they going to hurt anything??? Today I spent over an hour concentrating on the movement and reactions of Abigail. She's been in a Kritter Keeper since I've had her and I wanted to get her used to me. She stayed on the lid of the KK because I carefully flicked D. hydei in her vicinity. She grabbed a few and after a while, she'd turn back to me for more. I swear she knew I was supplying the goodies. After about 10 minutes I let her walk onto my hand. She seemed to like it. You can do the same thing. Let her take the initiative to walk up on your hand. Don't prod or push her, that will just scare her and make her jump away. As for biting: Take a good look at her fangs. C'mon. How much damage is that going to do? (None). But she certainly wouldn't bite you unless you had her painfully squeezed, or something like that. And on the extremely unlikely chance that she nipped you - why would you tell your parents?? The bite is absolutely harmless. Problem with the bath tub scenario is you have a large area, a tiny subject. It would be tough to get any good shots. Better to get some pictures while she's preoccupied with some fruit flies on the edge of her container. Try to get your parents to get to know her! If I can let these spiders walk on me - ANYBODY can !! Be sure to name her before this new (re) introduction. Hope this helps. By the way, My other jumper, Eve, just gave birth to about 50 really tiny spiderlings. I'm trying to figure out what to feed newborns that are the 1/2 the size of a pinhead.
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    Photo shoot

    HA ! Mr. DeMille -- I'm ready for my close up.
  13. Yes, she is a Tenodera sinensis.
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