Once again I’m writing about one critter eating another…
The video below shows a tiny juvenile Central American harvestmen (Acromares vittatum) very rapidly devouring a chironomid midge (like a mosquito that doesn’t bite). There are lots more photos to follow in a much longer blog…so consider this to be a bit of a teaser.
I shot this video last weekend on my kitchen table using 3 tabletop LCD lamps. Unfortunately I didn’t get the colour balance quite right so the video is a bit warm. I’d also like to use a lower ISO to get a higher resolution, but that would mean substantially brighter light, which I don’t know it the critters would tolerate. I need to experiment a bit more.
The technical stuff:
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M5
Lens: Zuiko 60mm micro four thirds macro
Settings: aperture priority exposure (F11 @ 1/30 sec)
Lighting: 3 Ikea LCD lamps