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Peru, November 2006

Discussion in 'Field Trips (Natural Habitats)' started by Brian S, Nov 15, 2006.

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    Just returned from a little trip in the mountains. I will post both photos of the animals and the scenery in this thread.

    First stop was in a place called Sayan. When walking out of town I found a rock with 2 juvenile Latrodectus geometricus.
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    This is the typical habitat there, rocky and very very dry.
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    Not really much in Sayan other than a few True Spiders, so we left there after about 3 hours.
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    Next stop was in Churin. This area is a little more lush and the scenery is breathtaking.
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    The crickets there are HUGE!!!! I know some tarantulas that would love to sink their teeth into one of these LOL
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    It didsnt take very long until I found a baby scorpion under a rock. Probably a Hadruroides sp
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    Check this out!!! I finally found a tarantula down here. I have no idea which species it is. Check out the mite on the back leg. And no thats not my cigarette butt in the 2nd pic. The only place I find stuff down here is where there is alot of trash on the ground.
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    Found this little Jumping spider on a flower.
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    The scenery is just awesome in Churin. It reminds me of Canta which is also in Peru.
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    Here is a scorpion I found. Another Hadruroides sp I presume. Looks just like the ones I found in Canta this time last year.
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  2. becca81

    becca81 Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    Great photos, Brian!
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  3. ShadowBlade

    ShadowBlade Planeswalker Arachnosupporter

    Is that the tarantula's true coloring? Or isn't it all covered in that ashy-dirt?
    Great pics by the way! I've been to Peru, but didn't get to look around for stuff out there. Did that in Ecuador.
     
  4. Crotalus

    Crotalus Arachnoking Old Timer

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    Great stuff! Thanks for sharing!
     
  5. Actually both LOL. It did get some dirt on it when I kicked over the rock. All in all it is just a boring brown juvenile T. Still I am happy to have found it since out of 5 trips here this is the only one I have found. I need to go to the Amazon since that is where all the good stuff is.
     
  6. Crotalus

    Crotalus Arachnoking Old Timer

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    The t reminds alot of Chaetopelma gracilis (which of course it isnt) but might be a Ischnocolidae
     
  7. Oh jeez!!! I forgot to post pics of the little toad we found
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  8. Lelle, Do you know of a source that might have Ts listed by region? If so, I could narrow it down alot since I know the exact place where it lives.
     
  9. Just for the fun of it, here are some pics that I took between Sayan and Churin. The road is very narrow and probably dangerous. One slip up and its a loooooong ways down LOL
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  10. Crotalus

    Crotalus Arachnoking Old Timer

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    I dont know any list but you can always search on Platnicks site for "Peru"
    Should give you some info atleast
    Email Rick West, he might have more info
     
  11. This is back in Churin again. Note how much more lush it is there. Naturally that is where all the good stuff is.
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    I find it fascinating how these little villages pop up out of nowhere in the Andes Mtns
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  12. Yeah I am planning to email Rick West. He would probably have a general idea or at least know to point me in the right direction.
     
  13. ShadowBlade

    ShadowBlade Planeswalker Arachnosupporter

    Yeah, my tour guide was more then happy to help look for tarantula burrows and nests. He liked to see me get them out, and tell him about them.
    However, we only did it for like 2 half-days and a night. Not near as long as I would have liked.;)
     
  14. Mechanical-Mind

    Mechanical-Mind Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Hey Brian,

    Awesome pics and it looks like a pretty sweet trip! Nice looking Latro as well. I may just be crossing my fingers too hard, but how big would you say it was?

    Adios,
    -Matt
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2006
  15. Matt, Its about 1 or at the most 2 molts from adulthood. They are the same size as all other Latros I have seen so that is what I am basing that on.
     
  16. Wadew

    Wadew Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Nice photo's Brian ! I will aso say thank you for sharing, some of the views are stunning.



    Cheers Wade
     
  17. Thanks Wade, The photos really doesnt do those places justice. You really need to visit in person to see the real beauty there. The road that goes to Churin is very narrow and gravel. I honestly dont know what keeps the road from sliding off the side of the mtn LOL
     
  18. tarantulasperu

    tarantulasperu Arachnopeon