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Tarantulas walking in a line

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by draiko, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. draiko

    draiko Arachnosquire

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  2. gypsy cola

    gypsy cola Arachnoknight Active Member

    I would run, this means there is a Basilisk in the vicinity.
     
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  3. awiec

    awiec Arachnoprince

    I commented on the facebook post of this already, but there are several papers out talking about how Brachypelma will stay with the mother for some time and then march off in a single line, where some of the group will disperse at different areas. This allows for the siblings to theoretically not compete with each other since they are not all settling in the same place.
     
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  4. 14pokies

    14pokies Arachnoprince Active Member

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    That's one of the most interesting things I have ever seen in regard to Tarantulas.
     
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  5. Thistles

    Thistles Arachnobroad Active Member

    That's what immediately came to mind for me! "Follow the spiders!"
     
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  6. louise f

    louise f Arachnoangel Arachnosupporter

    Wtf!!! Never seen anything like this. Pretty funny and entertaining.
     
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  7. mistertim

    mistertim Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

    That's pretty awesome. lol @ the Harry Potter reference.
     
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  8. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    Could be faked, in the age of video and computers anything is possible, like landing on the moon.
     
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  9. Abyss

    Abyss Arachnoknight

    Nice reference lol
     
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  10. AphonopelmaTX

    AphonopelmaTX Moderator Staff Member

    Here is the article that describes the single file movement of Bracypelma vagans spiderling dispersal.

    Reichling, Steven B. "Group dispersal in juvenile Brachypelma vagans (Araneae, Theraphosidae)." Journal of Arachnology 28.2 (2000): 248-250.
    http://americanarachnology.org/JoA_tocs/JOA_contents_v28n2.html

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    It's amazing someone was in the right place at the right time to get video of this. Is there any information to go along with that video as to where and when it took place? Species maybe?
     
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