Last weekend I spent my time peering into the mystical world of the minature, and this collection of photo’s are of one of the more colourful characters of this exotic and fascinating creatures, the Globular Springtail.
This selection of Globies range between 1-5mm in size and I used my Olympus 38mm F2.8 macro lens at approx 3-4.5x magnification to get them to almost appear life size.
This first set show off the different characters these little fellows sometimes imitate.
The Donkey, hee haw!
The party animal, hands in the air!
The Philosopher, Reach for the stars
and Mr Friendly, waving hello!
The next set gives you an idea of their many different colours.
The Purple crew, starting with ones who I think maybe Dicyrtoma fusca globular springtails.
and face to face with one of them
Here are the other members of the purple crew.
Next, and the final set, the Yellow and Black crew. Who I think maybe Dicyrtomina saundersi globular springtails.