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    my time lapse video of scorpoides versus beatle

    I made this short video of a beatle being caught by a Drosera scorpoides leaf. Its 35 minutes compressed into 17 secounds of video. Its not perfect and there are a few things I would like to try to make it better. The battery ran out, which was pretty annoying but still. Its kinda interesting though.


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    that is one tough beetle!
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    did it get away?

    ive always wanted to make a video like this. what kind of camera did you use? and what software?

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    Darn! I was wonder who would be left, Paul or Ringo.

    Cool video though.

    I've seen wingless fruit flies and the small Argentine ants walk away from sticky traps (Drosera and Pinguicula) countless times. I think a certain size range and the lack of wings to be a definite advantage.
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    I wanted the plant to win.
    I was amazed how fast the tentacles actually moved, especially the ones with out the glue. Are they the snap tentacles?
    The camera is a panasonic Lumix ZR1. I used a tripod of course. I set it on the smallest sized photo (300 kb) and set the timer for 10 seconds delay and kept repeating for 35 minutes. Its not really designed to take time lapse. Then I just used a small free program called makeAVI which autamatically turns a series of photos into an AVI video. You can change the frames per second. I set it to 9 frames per second. It also compresses it into a much smaller file so its not like 124 mb or something.
    Iv only had the camera for about 10 days so I dont fully know how to use it properly yet but it seems pretty handy so far. I will probably try the same thing again but I want to get sharper pictures so I can make a better video. So another insect will have to die or at least be very inconvienced.
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    oh wow. i didnt know those little cameras came with features like that..... ill have to check out my girlfiends camera then and see what else it does.


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    Wow that is a GREAT video! He tried to escape but the other side of that leaf stopped that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
    Darn! I was wonder who would be left, Paul or Ringo.

    Cool video though.

    I've seen wingless fruit flies and the small Argentine ants walk away from sticky traps (Drosera and Pinguicula) countless times. I think a certain size range and the lack of wings to be a definite advantage.
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    Great video, BTW!

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