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Need help IDing this spider (possibly "velvet spider"?)

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by astraldisaster, Jun 15, 2019.

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    Hey everyone, can anyone tell me exactly what this is? I freaking love it and want one, but I can't start looking if I don't know what it is. Looks sort of like what I've seen called a "velvet spider," but I'm not sure which species. IMG_1768.jpg IMG_1771.jpg
     
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  2. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

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    Eresidae
     
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  3. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    These are Gandanameno sp (velvet spider).


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  4. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

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    How can you tell the genus?
     
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  5. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Because they're my Gandanameno sp ha, ha, ha.
     
  6. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

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    So you think the one in the photo is the same species?
     
  7. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    No. You nailed it with Eresus sp.
     
  8. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

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    Oh I misunderstood. You were just showing him yours.

    I don’t know if it’s Eresus or not. I think Eresidae has several genera in it.
     
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  9. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Looks to be Eresus walckenaeri "orange ring".

    I think it is.
     
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  10. The Snark

    The Snark هرج و مرج مهندس Old Timer

    Impressive pictures.
     
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  11. Thanks, everyone! It has to be Eresus walckenaeri. Does anyone sell these in the US?
     
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  12. Venom100

    Venom100 Arachnopeon

    It’s a bit of a harder species to find. Due to the inflation of females and no males available.