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solifugids actually lives longer than we think

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by Randolph XX(), Jan 14, 2006.

  1. Smokehound714

    Smokehound714 Arachnoking Active Member

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    In the colorado desert, it can get downright cold at night. Killing freezes are commonplace in deserts (except where thermal heat-belts exist, where the temps in winter can be quite mild)
     
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  2. Biollantefan54

    Biollantefan54 Arachnoprince Active Member

    So if I put it outside during the whole winter, it being say 5 degrees one night, it will be fine?
     
  3. Smokehound714

    Smokehound714 Arachnoking Active Member

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    Well, that might kill it lol. they burrow quite deep, so they escape the worst of it, just leave it be. it could be a juvenile, still. If you get them while they're young, you'll have them for far longer than a few months. Im sure they probably take a year or two to mature, considering how long my juvenile took to end premolt and finish molting
     
  4. Biollantefan54

    Biollantefan54 Arachnoprince Active Member

    I got the solifugid Friday, it is from Colorado and is TINY. It burrows deep in the container already. Do they get in any position at all for brumation? But I was saying like if for just one night, it went down that low, would it be ok? Thanks Smokehound. You have been a great help to me.
     
  5. Smokehound714

    Smokehound714 Arachnoking Active Member

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    They completely bury themselves. To prepare for winter, they completely encapsulate themselves into a cell. Just leave it alone, and it'll be okay, you probably wont see it again until spring of next year, especially if it's a small juvenile.
     
  6. Biollantefan54

    Biollantefan54 Arachnoprince Active Member

    It has already completely buried itself. Should I put it outside then or leave it inside?
     
  7. Smokehound714

    Smokehound714 Arachnoking Active Member

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    Just leave it inside, in a room that never gets heated, and it'll be just fine.
     
  8. Biollantefan54

    Biollantefan54 Arachnoprince Active Member

    Ok, yeah it is still barricaded in with no sign of coming out lol. I wonder if their care is sort of like vinegaroons? Every fall/winter they brumate and maybe molt during that time?
     
  9. Smokehound714

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    They come out at night. Resist the urge to dig it up with all your ability- it's probably gonna be in there until spring.
     
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  10. remainpositive

    remainpositive Arachnosquire

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    I was up in Ahwatukee (Az obviously) by South Mountain yesterday and I sat in the dirt and got nipped by something that looked like Galeodes granti I was surprised they were actually roaming about still.
     
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