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We found a tarantula covered in Snow

Discussion in 'Field Trips (Natural Habitats)' started by Hüssi, May 25, 2018.

  1. Hüssi

    Hüssi Arachnopeon

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    sounds very dramatic, I know. But apparently we had the pure luck to go out tarantula hunting in a snowy place - and we happened to find some specimens under rocks, covered in snow. This was just something I had on my bucket list for soooo long - and it finally worked out pretty well :)

     
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  2. spookyvibes

    spookyvibes Arachnoknight Active Member

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    Very interesting, thank you for sharing!
     
  3. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor Active Member

  4. Dave Jay

    Dave Jay Arachnoknight Active Member

    It's surprising that they could still move so fast.
     
  5. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnobaron Active Member

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    And people think they need heating..
     
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  6. Dennis Nedry

    Dennis Nedry Arachnobaron Active Member

    And everybody says "they can't tolerate the cold"

    My Phlogius sp. "Pygmy rainforest" sling is a tropical species and is perfectly fine with being 4 degrees Celsius cold and 40 degrees Celsius hot, they're way tougher than we give them credit for
     
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  7. johnharper

    johnharper Arachnobaron Old Timer

    cool finds had no idea chile gets that much snow
     
  8. man that was "cool" ;), first time i've seen a vid of a tarantula on snow lol. wish i could explore my own province here in ph, we've got quite a few undescribed species as well.