Amblypygi - whip spiders pictures

Banshee05

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today was shooting day, and I will start with different color forms of Phrynus longipes from the Dominican Republic...

typical coloration from the Samana peninsula


in the "middle" of DomRep


and here a reddish one from the southern coast (two different spots)

 

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and some Charon spp. from the Philippines

the real Charon grayi from Luzon island


Charon sp.nov. from Negros island


and another new one from Mindanao (but here a juvenile specimen)
 

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Stunning as always! I didn't realize Charon grayi could have such long pedipalps, though it's hard to tell how much of that length is just perceived because of the perspective of the photo
 

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they have indeed elongated pedipalpal femur and tibia, not only in males, even more present. The reason is simple as it is, I always sold just the new Charon species from Negros and Cebu, which do not have that pronounced pedipalps; and not the real ones from Luzon island, but I will do that too...soon ;)
 

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here we go again with some Paraphrynus pictures...

P. robustus adult pair (communal keeping)


wonderful "hairy" P. aztecus female


Paraphrynus sp.nov. (?)


P. raptator juvenile form Belize
 

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Some new ones, enjoy!!

first, the most recently described species: Stygophrynus orientalis


and some Phrynus spp.
Phrynus damonidaensis male


Phrynus goesii female


Phrynus whitei female


Phrynus barbadensis Aruba


Phrynus barbadensis Barbados


Phrynus pinarensis juvenile


Phrynus parvulus juvenile


Phrynus exsul female
 

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These are all my pictures and I am breeding all of those specimen and much more!
 

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I would like to continue here with some most recent whip spider pictures from my collection…

Phrynichus jayakari


Phrynus pseudoparvulus


Phryus alejandroi


Phrynus exsul


Phrynus kennidae


Phrynichus ceylonicus


Paraphrynus carolynae


more will follow...
 

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part two for today…

Charinus cubensis


Paraphrynus mexicanus


Charon trebax


Heterophrynus cf. batesii Peru I


Paraphrynus cf. laevifrons


Heterophrynus sp. Colombia


Phrynus asperatipes
 

Banshee05

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Euphrynichus amanica


Musicodamon atlanteus


Heterophrynus cf. batesii Peru II


Catageus orientalis


Charinus magua


Catageus sp. Malaysia


Charinus pescotti


Acanthophrynus coronatus
 

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now the last ones for today…

Charinus bahoruco



Charinus ioanniticus


Charinus dominicanus


Charinus acosta
 

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@Banshee05 These pictures and animals are, as always, magnificent. Thanks for posting. Phrynichus jayakari is a really beautiful species, as is Musicodamon atlanteus, and I'm also a big fan of the undescribed Catageus species and Euphyrnichus amanica (a perennial favorite lol).
 

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hehe, always here ;) just not so much time to post and reply; but I always keep on breeding and working with that creatures. Right now more than 40 species in breeding ;)

I just need to think on another picture host... a bit chewy ;)
 

Banshee05

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the small jayakari are reddish and wonderful, as bigger they get, as darker and "less colorless" they get; wonderful in any stage.
Also very interesting is P. dhofarensis… hope to breed them as well again.
 

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I think they are all beautiful in their own way. Your excellent quality of pictures helps a lot too. It was a pleasure to be introduced to new species(to me) and studying the colors, patterns, textures and anatomy of those wonderful creatures. Thanks for sharing!
 

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What a spectacular selection of Amblypygi, and great shots :) I'm receiving a breeding pair of D. medius in the next few days, I can't wait to care for and observe these amazing arthros :)
Do you have a particular favorite or do find them to be more-or-less the same species-to-species?
 
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