OU student achieving big success with tiny bugs - Article Photos 3/11

Red velvet mite. This was a difficult subject to photograph, and Shahan doesn't remember exactly how he did it. He's also not sure of the genus; he thinks it may be Allothrombium. "I've read that they can be quite ferocious little predators, feeding on several different arthropods - including other velvet mites - though cannibalism doesn't appear to be too uncommon in the arachnid world," he wrote on his Flickr page. Thomas Shahan - www.thomasshahan.com