A few Amblypygids

micheldied

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Thought I'd share some pics taken today.

Heteroprhynus batesii
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Heterophrynus sp. from Colombia
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Acanthophrynus coronatus
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Phrynus longipes female with eggs
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Damon medius female
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Damon diadema female
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Freshly molted Damon diadema male
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Euphrynichus bacillifer
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Extremely tiny Charinus israelensis
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schmiggle

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Very nice! Is the Charinus an adult? Also, how did you acquire such a recently described species (or were you working on the paper)?
 

micheldied

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Very nice! Is the Charinus an adult? Also, how did you acquire such a recently described species (or were you working on the paper)?
No, they're babies apparently. I'm sure they won't get very big though. I actually acquired them from @wizentrop, who worked on that paper!

Wow, heck of a collection! Thanks for sharing all the images!
Thanks! Unfortunately, I'd have more if I didn't have such space constraints.
 

wizentrop

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Charinus israelensis is actually very big as an adult for this genus. They reach the same size as some Phrynus species.
 

bigjej

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Nice. How about some setup photos? I am giving another attempt at keeping these. Just picked up a trio of tanzanians at Tinley Park.
 

micheldied

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Nice. How about some setup photos? I am giving another attempt at keeping these. Just picked up a trio of tanzanians at Tinley Park.
I used to have more elaborate enclosures with many pieces of cork to break up territories and provide hiding places for molting Amblypygids (did not work, by the way) in my communals, but have since separated nearly all of them due to some losses to cannibalism.

Now I pretty much have them individually in tall containers like in the pic below, but I've replaced most of the cork bark pieces with styrofoam sheets cut to size just because I can keep track of the animals better, and in the small space of the containers I'm afraid of crushing a panicking Ambly with a large, heavy piece of cork. Some have little water dishes, some don't. I've never been one of those hardcore advocates of water dishes.

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