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True spider picture thread

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by Curious jay, May 30, 2012.

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    Badumna insignis

    Latrodectus hasselti

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    Absolutely No Idea
    is just over 1cm from front leg to back leg in that position (yes, i have no idea how to measure a spider hehe be gentle )
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  2. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Malleus Aranearum Staff Member

    Ceryerda cursitans, a member of the ground spider family (Gnaphosidae).
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  3. Thanks for that! Guess no one (apart from myself) has ever found one of them in South Australia before
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  5. Bunyan van Asten

    Bunyan van Asten Arachnoknight

    Wow that looks good
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  6. Wolfspidurguy

    Wolfspidurguy Arachnobaron

    Went out to the park looking for jumpers I found 4 but kept 2 20170320_162152.jpg 20170320_162152.jpg 20170320_162143.jpg mission accomplished
  7. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoking Active Member

    Heteropoda Lunula.


  8. Ethel Webster

    Ethel Webster Arachnosquire

    Ethel Webster, my Phidippus Regius (regal jumping spider) Ethel 1.JPG Ethel top view.JPG
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  9. Deinopis sp cameroun just have become male and Piloctenus haematostoma eating a meal worm

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  10. Toff202

    Toff202 Arachnoknight

  11. I bought them to André Leetz; they're stadium 4/5 he said.
    I was thinking the reddish fangs were specific to P. haematostoma, aren't they?
  12. Toff202

    Toff202 Arachnoknight

    No, not every Ctenid with red chelicerae is P. haematostoma... Did he sell you them as P. haematostoma?

    It's definitely Phoneutria, I think P. boliviensis "Iquitos".
  13. High Lord Dee

    High Lord Dee Arachnosquire

    My Giant Japanese Funnel Web. Not the best pic but just wanted to share.

  14. Yes, I bought them as Piloctenus cf haematostoma.
    Hem, that's quite a problem if you're right; on which criters are you basing to say that's Phoneutria ?
    That's surprising, André has always been really aware of what he breeds, and as Phoneutria is forbidden in France without some special autorisations, I'm dubitative he sent me Phoneutria instead of Piloctenus; I sent him a message anyway.

    If you're right, before I send them back, is there any precaution I've to take? (except "don't get bitten" of course : ) )

    EDIT: I just saw a message here : http://arachnoboards.com/threads/phoneutria-sp-peru-iquitos.77637/page-2 Saying that their venom isn't as dangerous as P.nigriventer's one; do you confirm? )
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  15. Toff202

    Toff202 Arachnoknight

    I'm also quite shocked that he sold you this as Piloctenus, I saw a Facebook post of him earlier labeling this species as Phoneutria sp. "Iquitos, Peru".

    The abdominal pattern, pattern close to the eyes (white to yellow stripes) and lines on the pedipalps match with P. boliviensis. The abdominal pattern is completely different than that of Piloctenus, and Piloctenus also lacks the lines on the pedipalps. The chelicerae of Piloctenus are also not completely red.

    Keep them like you would Piloctenus, just don't put your fingers in the enclosure and use your common sense, which I assume you already do. You're right, their venom is a lot less dangerous than that of nigriventer, fera and keyserlingi for example.
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  16. Well, thank you anyway; I prefer be aware of what I keep in my enclosures! : )
  17. Dracaena

    Dracaena Arachnopeon

    This is a species I kept for a little while just to photograph their courtship. After the juveniles hatched I released them.
    Species: Saitis barbipes, 5mm

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  18. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Arachnosupporter

    What spider is this

    Found in southern California Desert.

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  19. Lakerbat

    Lakerbat Arachnopeon

    This is my Tigrosa grandis, Jolene, with her newborns on her back. They have since turned brown (which is interesting). I have a couple of questions and I am not sure where to post ... so if you can point me to the correct info that would be fantastic. This is her second brood, and I want to do things "right" this time ... because last time they all ate each other!
    1) Should I try to feed Jolene while she has her babies on her back? (Or will she see that as a threat and freak out?)
    2) When and how do I separate the babies into individual containers and start giving them tiny food like pinhead crickets?
    3) My only sling left from the previous bunch is "Fluffy," named by my fifth-grade boys (Jolene is a classroom pet) and he is too small to eat crickets, but I don't know what to feed him/her. I put a couple of ants from the counter into his/her box the other day, but I can not find either the ants or Fluffy! I have not looked very hard. Are ants ok to feed him? (Let's call him a boy for now). He is about 4th instar, or 2 months old. You can see in the picture how big he is compared to the cricket.
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  20. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Malleus Aranearum Staff Member

    I have not kept wolf spiders before, but based on my general knowledge of them:

    I wouldn't.

    They will ride on their mother's back for a few days until they molt. When they stop riding, it's time to separate them.

    If they are native to your area, I would just keep a few and release the rest. (Otherwise, that's a lot of slings.)

    I would not feed ants to spiders, as they can bite and/or sting. Ants also contain formic acid, a substance that makes them unpalatable to many predators.

    You could try smaller prey, such as baby mealworns (crush the head) or pinhead crickets. If you don't have anything that small, it may take pre-killed prey or parts of prey, such as a cricket drumstick.