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Trapdoor spider

Discussion in 'Spiders and Inverts' started by tashi, Jun 20, 2011.


  1. tashi

    tashi PetForums VIP

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    Have brought this over here as I dont want to take another thread off topic

    Jamie do you have one of these ?? I find that sig pic fascinating of yours
     
  2. Jamie

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    Unfortunately I dont have one. There are a few species of spider that would be great to have but they are effectively pet holes! You never see them!

    The beautiful Cobalt Blue (Haplopelma lividum)

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    And the monster that is the King Baboon (Citharischius crawshayi)

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    All stunning spiders, but will live in a burrow all day and you'll never see them :(
     
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    Is there a reason for them having such fat legs ? dont think I have ever seen a spider with such fat legs :eek:
     
  4. Jamie

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    I'm not sure, but if I were to hazard a guess I would say it's because of their hunting technique. They rely on living in verticle holes with a trap door (lined with silk and web), they have to be soo quick that if they had thin spindly legs there would be more chance of prey escaping. :)

    Although thats just speculation on my part :D
     
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    Thanks for that, hopefully we will have some more info posted about them - find that little clip quite interesting ;)
     
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    Now you got me watching links of others lol, quite interesting to watch them 'hunting' still couldnt hold any spider though
     
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    I bet you could hold my Chile Rose tarantula, apart from being the most docile species of tarantula, she is the most docile tarantula I've ever seen....ever!

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    Hmmm dont know, I do know that like with dogs you shouldnt show fear and jump backwards but would take a lot to hold her, how long do they live ?
     
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    Depends on the species and how much they're fed. But a female Mexican Red Knee can live up to 30 years, a male maybe 5 years!
     
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    That dam spider makes me jump every time :lol:

    Have you got spiders, Tashi? xxxx
     
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    I love these really big spiders ... its the little house ones that make my flesh crawl
     
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    i'm sure thats backwards :lol:
     
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    I don't even really like spiders but that colbalt blue is beautiful!
     
  17. Eroswoof

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    I very much wanted one but I couldn't find any :nonod: xxxxx
     
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    Hate spiders ever since i went to peru and got a huge hairy tarantula on my foot !
     
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    They're awesome T's but you would never see it! and it's not one to be handled as it's an aggressive species. They come form Asia :D
     
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    you say that either as if you are proud to know it OR as if it explains your previous statement :lol:

    re: trapdoor spider... does it actually have any legs on the back end of its body or are they all at the foront? that may be a stupid question, sorry :eek:
     
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