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Collecting in Las Vegas

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by TRowe, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. TRowe

    TRowe Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Hey Everyone,

    I'll be attending a conference in Las Vegas in a few weeks, and would like to do some exploring/collecting while I'm out there. Problem is, I've never been to Vegas, and will be staying at the Paris Hotel, w/o a rental car. Are there any locals on the boards who have suggestions? How far out of the city does one need to go to reach a decent desert habitat? What can I expect to find, where should I look, etc...?

    Thanks for any input!


    8SEXYLEGS Arachnosquire Old Timer

    I don't live in Las vegas but I have visited there a lot. Okay, Vegas, is a giant city in the middle of a dessert-there is dessert all around you, once you get outside the city, for miles in a all directions there is dessert. I' not sure which area's would be good to go taranula hunting though, because I have never done that. But just know that the desert is near, good luck and have fun!
  3. TRowe

    TRowe Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Thanks for the info. I don't know how I'm going to get outside of the city at this point, but it seems like too good of an opportunity to pass up. Knowing my luck though, I'll wander into some USAF testing range, or something. Wouldn't be the first time... :eek:

  4. Sting Crazy

    Sting Crazy Arachnosquire Old Timer

    I've only been to Vegas once, but I can tell you that you won't have to go very far at all to find good desert environment. you probably won't even have to leave the city limits.
  5. Tony

    Tony Arachno-pragmatarian Old Timer

    Gawd, this is so fluffy...But I gotta....What kinda dessert is it in? I hope it's in a big old caramel "sunday"... ;)

    I bet , like sting crazy said, you'll find things right in town....I'm sure they use alot of pesticides, but look around and you'll see stuff....
  6. AphonopelmaTX

    AphonopelmaTX Moderator Staff Member

  7. Spider_Monkey

    Spider_Monkey Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Be careful wandering around in the desert surrounding Las Vegas. A basic logic is embedded in those who wish to rob you; People who are stranded on the road outside of Vegas have cash money to bet with. I wouldn't go T hunting anywhere near there. :(
  8. TRowe

    TRowe Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Hmmm... I never really thought about that, but it does make sense. Thanks for the heads-up. I'm still going to give it a shot, but I'll keep that in mind.