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Brachypelma - Tarantulas of Mexico Part 1

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by VanessaS, May 3, 2019.

  1. VanessaS

    VanessaS Grammostola Groupie Arachnosupporter

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    Brachypelma - Tarantulas of Mexico Part 1

    "Brachypelma emilia is one of Mexico's most beautiful tarantulas - but it is also the spider which is linked to violent death, madness, Comanche Indian raids, burnt out Mexican ranches, and the Royal Naval Survey ship H.M.S Herald - All of which gives the veteran tarantula collector Andrew Smith - a wonderful opportunity to unravel one of the great mysteries of arachnohistory. This five part - 95 minute documentary, features Brachypelma emilia, klaasi, hamorii, baumgarteni, Aphonopelma nayaritum and Bonnetina cyaneifemur. All of which were filmed on location north of the Rio Balsas."

     
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  2. VanessaS

    VanessaS Grammostola Groupie Arachnosupporter

    Brachypelma - Tarantulas of Mexico Part 2
    PART 2 - Andrew Smith and his team attempt to mate Brachypelma emilia in the field, expose a female in her burrow and show you the first footage ever filmed of Aphonopelma nayaritum. All that and still time to kick around some info. that gives you some idea how the genus Brachypelma has evolved. ENJOY.
    Part 2 of this 5 part - 95 minute documentary, features Brachypelma emilia and Aphonopelma nayaritum - all of which were filmed on location north of the Rio Balsas, Mexico.



     
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  3. VanessaS

    VanessaS Grammostola Groupie Arachnosupporter

    Brachypelma klaasi - Tarantulas of Mexico Part 3
    Andrew Smith and his team search for B. klaasi and make an astounding discovery that challenges everything we know about the genus Brachypelma - and how we keep them in captivity. Pioneering research like this needs SUBSCRIBERS. What love does - it can only do with your SUPPORT. We need 200 more SUBSCRIBERS and loads of comments and likes.

     
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  4. VanessaS

    VanessaS Grammostola Groupie Arachnosupporter

    Brachypelma hamorii - Tarantulas of Mexico Part 4

    Andrew Smith interviews Mexico's first tarantula breeder - Rodrigo Roco-Torres. You are going to be gobsmacked. Thousands of spiderlings. And then Andrew and his team set out in search of Brachypelma hamorii and discover a desecrated tarantula colony - stripped out by illegal collecting. But he finds them and then shows you how to separate hamorii from smithi using type site material. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE - nobody does what we are doing. #lovetarantulas #brachypelmainthewild #tarantulasofmexico

     
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  5. Minty

    Minty @londontarantulas Arachnosupporter

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    Still haven't gotten around to watching these.
     
  6. u bada

    u bada Arachnopeon

    Really great, thanks for directing us to these. Smith is a character and a half and his passion is remarkable. Seeing the habitat and hearing the history is invaluable. I should probably get a klassii like asap. LOL

    and geez watching these vids you'd think these brachys are the friendliest, chillest, teddy bears of spiders ever!
     
  7. VanessaS

    VanessaS Grammostola Groupie Arachnosupporter

    Brachypelma baumgarteni - Tarantulas of Mexico Part 5

    Brachypelma baumgarteni is Andrew Smith's spider. He described it - and in this clip you share his joy in finding the spider - and his heartbreak on discovering that the type site has been stripped. Plus he interviews Mexican ranchers about the belief that a tarantula can kill a cow - and convinces them not to kill tarantulas.

     
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  8. KOn Le

    KOn Le Arachnopeon Classifieds User

    Really need to get me a B. baumgarteni. I heard they grow pretty slow, even for Brachypelmas pace.
     
  9. Vanisher

    Vanisher Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Oh my god, i knew it!!! Andrew is a "handle" type of person!:angelic:
     
  10. VanessaS

    VanessaS Grammostola Groupie Arachnosupporter

    I have a female and she has grown far more quickly than I anticipated. She went from 1/4" to 2" in a year.
     
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