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Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by mantisfan101, Oct 9, 2019.
Does this galeodes sp. look like a male or female?
Can you get a clear side-view of the chelicerae? If it's male, there should be a flagellum near the tip of each of the chelicerae like these: https://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/pub/94133.php?from=299454 or these: https://www.alamy.com/the-cambridge...e-two-genera-bhagodes-eha-image232154919.html or these: http://www.naturalhistorymag.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/large-vertical/daesiidae_jaws.jpg (source: http://www.naturalhistorymag.com/features/122921/the-naming-of-parts)
I suspect it's female because I don't see the flagella in your picture - but in a top-down shot, it's possible that they're just not showing up. Note that the length and shape of the flagellum can vary significantly from one species to another.
I was looking for the flagellum too but it’s just all smooth. Here’s the best I could get.
Also, I heard somewhere that the males don’t really have that “teeth” on their chelicerae and that it’s more smooth, is this true for galeodes sp too?
You'd really need a side view, not a top view, to see the flagella.
As for the "teeth" on the chelicerae, both males and females have those. See this figure: https://zenodo.org/record/1158129#.XZ4JUVVKjIU (Male chelicerae fig. C; Female chelicerae fig. D)
See also these picture of a male Galeodes sp.: https://www.markoshea.info/images/uae11/camelspider3l.JPG and https://www.markoshea.info/images/uae11/camelspider2l.JPG and https://www.markoshea.info/images/uae11/camelspider5l.JPG (you have to look close to see the flagella) (Source: https://www.markoshea.info/research_fieldwork_uae11-7a.php)
It will not survive in those conditions solifugae need dry fine sand to groom with.
Galeodes dont need stable substrate. Just give them dry sand
I was hoping that you’d reply. I’ll make sure to switch it onto sand ASAP. Would it be ok if I mixed the sand with the reptisoil or just sand by itself? Should I moisten it or just leave it dry?
sand by itself. just give a cork hide somehting it can scrape under