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Genus Harpactira

Discussion in 'Tarantula Pictures' started by Kumalo, Dec 26, 2005.

  1. Kumalo

    Kumalo Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Because it`s Christmas I`d like to share some pictures of a very rare south african species...

    female Harpactira cf. guttata


    male Harpactira cf. guttata


    on it`s way to get laid ;-)


    heavy petting


    some more


    and finally she lets him do his job


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  2. CedrikG

    CedrikG Arachnoking Old Timer

    love is in the hair for christmas, very nice and awesome species
  3. jbrd

    jbrd Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Awsome pics! Is that the normal mature size for this SP, the size difference is phenominal
  4. Anthony

    Anthony Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Thank you for those fine pictures. I hope for success for you and maybe one day they will be more common.
  5. Kumalo

    Kumalo Arachnosquire Old Timer


    I`ve got 4 mature males. They are all this small.
    It took one year from egg to adult for the males.

  6. Schlyne

    Schlyne Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Good look with the pairing :)
  7. Mr Ed

    Mr Ed Arachnobaron Old Timer

    are they as agressive as most African sp.? Good looking T all the same.
  8. Mattyb

    Mattyb Arachnoking Old Timer

    Awesome Ts. Good luck with all your breeding.

  9. Kumalo

    Kumalo Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Hi Mr. Ed,

    they are not agressive at all...more like Pterinochilus lugardi than Pterinochilus murinus.


  10. Zorack

    Zorack Arachnobaron Old Timer

  11. Wadew

    Wadew Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Beautiful spiders Kumalo, thanks for sharing!
  12. Cigarman

    Cigarman Arachnoknight Old Timer

    I was recently reading an article somewhere online regarding venom and the harpactira was mentioned as having a very nasty effect. Definitely wouldn't want to get bit by this baby.:eek:
  13. wolfpak

    wolfpak Arachnobaron Old Timer

  14. Crimsonpanther

    Crimsonpanther Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Id kill for one of those African T's......
    Im an African SP nutt , great pics and good luck breeding ! :clap:
  15. Do you know in what region of South Africa this species is usually found? I'll be there this summer (as I am just about every year), so it would be great to find some of these guys.

    Last edited: Dec 29, 2005
  16. Ewok

    Ewok Arachnoangel

    I really like the colors on the female!
  17. Martin H.

    Martin H. Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Hi Karen,

    an informative article (including habitat photos) about the species shown in Philipp's photos:
    • SAMADI, J. P. (2005): Lebensweise und Kokonbau von Harpactira cf. guttata im natürlichen Habitat. ARACHNE 10(3): 6-12.
    all the best,
  18. T.Raab

    T.Raab Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Hi Karen,

    pls remember that they are strictly protectet by the goverment and its forbidden to export tarantuals from RSA.
    (BTW: As far as i know its even forbidden to keep tarantulas in RSA.)
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  19. smof

    smof Arachnodemon Old Timer

    Gorgeous spiders. I got to see a wild tarantula when I was in South Africa and that was beautiful as well. Don't know the species though. It's awesome to see them out in their natural habitat :D