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Does any still keep Trapdoor Spiders

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by Venom100, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. beetleman

    beetleman Arachnoking Old Timer

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    hey,,,,,,,,,,when ya gotta ya gotta, that's if its still avail
     
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  2. beetleman

    beetleman Arachnoking Old Timer

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    thanks for the tip:)
     
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  3. Hydrophilus

    Hydrophilus Arachnopeon Arachnosupporter

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  4. ThorsWebb

    ThorsWebb Arachnopeon Active Member

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    Got my Liphistius ornatus a couple of weeks ago. I think...it was so small I could hardly see it.
    I put her in a sling cup with a premade burrow where she went into at once. A few hours later she had already made the door. Impressive! First time I feed her I saw the door open and the prey disappear. Can't wait for her to grow bigger! Do they grow relatively quick?
    While not being a trapdoor, I have my I. mira to watch until then. She's out every evening and night, sitting with the door as a hat. Cute.

    I. mira.jpeg
     
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  5. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    My speed demon came as a tiny, tiny sling feeding on hatchling crickets. Wasn't too long that she moulted a few times and didn't look so delicate.
     
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  6. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    The first 18 seconds of this video is of my Liphistius cf ornatus. It's the same video I posted on my dedicated spider thread recently.

     
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  7. ThorsWebb

    ThorsWebb Arachnopeon Active Member

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    Beautiful! I've seen your vids on this one, it's the reason I got my self one! Thank you!

    I bought mine as Liphistius ornatus, but I see that you put "cf". Are there several variants?
     
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  8. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    I bought mine under the name Liphistius cf ornatus so that's just the name I use.
     
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  9. Patherophis

    Patherophis Arachnobaron Active Member

    Thyropoeus mirandus is incredible :jawdrop: Getting high on my wishlist.
    @ThorsWebb It is probably wise to use cf. considering how low is chance that pettrade Liphistius were reliably identified. To by honest, many many animals in pet trade would likely deserve cf. or even sp. label ...
     
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  10. ThorsWebb

    ThorsWebb Arachnopeon Active Member

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    Ok, thanks for the advice. I will use "cf" too until she is big enough to identify correctly, if it's even possible to do.
     
  11. TrapdoorSpiderLover

    TrapdoorSpiderLover Arachnosquire Active Member

  12. Philth

    Philth N.Y.H.C. Arachnosupporter

    Cyclocosmia latusicosta, these are what are really being imported these days under the incorrect ID as Cyclocosmia ricketti. As far as I've seen, Cyclocosmia ricketti have never been in the U.S. However I have some of these available if any trap door fans are looking for one.
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    Later, Tom
     
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  13. TrapdoorSpiderLover

    TrapdoorSpiderLover Arachnosquire Active Member

    How about the ones i got? are those ricketti or latusicosta? i put a pic earlier in this thread
     
  14. Philth

    Philth N.Y.H.C. Arachnosupporter

    They are all latusicoata, same as when they were imported
    Years ago.

    Later, Tom
     
  15. MoranDisciple

    MoranDisciple Arachnosquire Active Member

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    So you're telling me I got ripped off:arghh: 20190811_170424.jpg
     
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  16. Arthroverts

    Arthroverts Arachnobaron Active Member

    So, what do the real ricketti look like then? How do we differentiate them from latusicosta?

    Thanks,

    Arthroverts
     
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