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Have you ever caught your own T?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by yodaxtreme545, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. yodaxtreme545

    yodaxtreme545 Arachnosquire

    I searched but no luck for this question. I'm just curious if anybody here has come accross or gone on the hunt for a T and was successful. It sounds like it might be a fun thing to do.
  2. Rob1985

    Rob1985 This user has no status. Old Timer

    no, but I know that the American Tarantula Society has a "Tarantula Hunt" day at their annual conference, so there's bound to be a few on here that have.
  3. xhexdx

    xhexdx ArachnoGod Old Timer

    Yep, I've caught B. vagans.
  4. desertanimal

    desertanimal Arachnoknight

    Yep. Caught several MM A. chalcodes and a few big females, too. Haven't kept any. I prefer CB specimens always.
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  5. moghue

    moghue Arachnosquire

    When i lived in Las Vegas a long time ago i would go out in the desert riding dirt bikes and sometimes saw T's i did take one once kept it for a while until i had to go overseas. Not sure what type it was as it was over 20 years ago.
  6. Formerphobe

    Formerphobe Arachnoking Arachnosupporter

    VA, USA
    I've caught and released Aphonopelma sp. Like desertanimal, I prefer CB for my collection.
  7. See The Hunt in Laredo and Beyond.
  8. Ultum4Spiderz

    Ultum4Spiderz Arachnoking Active Member

    If I lived in the tropics my collection would definitly be larger.. unfortunately I cannot catch Ts in ohio
    Id probably catch Giant centepdes / scorps instead cuz Ts take way longer to grow though.:alien:
    Hunting Ts sounds fun!!! :)
  9. there are few things i find more entertaining than teasing an aphonopelma out of its burrow =)
  10. Rob1985

    Rob1985 This user has no status. Old Timer

    those things are running rampant around your parts...
  11. captmarga

    captmarga Arachnobaron

    Many years ago we had tarantulas (Local A. hentzi) on our land. Now they are gone -I feel possibly due to fire ants, as we do not use commercial pesticides on our acreage. I've picked up wild males off the road, but other than the Aphonopelma sp locally, there isn't much to be rounded up.

  12. hamhock 74

    hamhock 74 Arachnobaron

    Yes, my P. regalis got away from me during a rehouse. :biggrin:
  13. Jared781

    Jared781 Arachnobaron

    Thats my dream to go on a T hunt!

    BUT i am going to Mexico in 2 weeks, if i find some or at least 1

    I will try and import it back Legally and will probably have to sign tons of papers. If it costs quit a bit ill try finding
    several! so it will be worth it

    BTW: has anyone ever done that?

    ---------- Post added 02-06-2012 at 04:47 PM ----------

    Niice, where did you find them?

    ---------- Post added 02-06-2012 at 04:49 PM ----------

    No wonder he has soo many LOL
  14. Amoeba

    Amoeba Arachnolord

    You mean on the other coast and to the south? (Google says ~185 miles at 4 hours....) :biggrin: Same state though.

    I hope to get down there one day and find one. Other than that I've gotten a few widows and millis.
  15. HoboAustin

    HoboAustin Arachnosquire

    Found a MM A. hentzi cruising down I40 right outside of Oklahoma City. He was looking for love :p
  16. Rob1985

    Rob1985 This user has no status. Old Timer

    as far as I know, I don't think Canada allows import of wild caught tarantulas from Mexico. I am almost sure that is the case with the US

    Anyone have a better answer for that?

    ---------- Post added 02-06-2012 at 07:19 PM ----------

    "parts" defined as the state Florida, not a specific region. lol

    ---------- Post added 02-06-2012 at 07:20 PM ----------

    "looking for love in all the wrong places"

    Many of you won't get it, but it's lyrics to a song.
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2012
  17. i prefer the buckwheat version, "wookin pa nub"
  18. Jared781

    Jared781 Arachnobaron

    HAH thats what i thought he meant
  19. Jmugleston

    Jmugleston Arachnoprince Old Timer

    I have a few that I've collected myself.
  20. Check out Bringing Ts into Canada from US....

    How would they KNOW where they came from except by you telling them?

    "Yah. We were in Texas. Caught these along Highway 90 just a few miles east of El Paso."

    <Hint> <Hint> <Nudge> <Nudge> <Wink> <Wink>