An arboreal T and other spiders from central Democratic Republic of the Congo

Danalemp1216

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I am currently conducting an arboreal camera trap survey in a very remote part of DRC, and am always on the look out for T's. I finally came across one in a tree cavity and was able to tease it out. It was reminisent of Stromatopelma calceatum, I got in touch with some experts and it appears to be Stromatopelma batesi, based on the pics. I am also including some orbweavers, a net-caster, a trap door, an ant mimic, etc. Any positive ID's appreciated. One had a prehensile appendage on the abdomen.
 

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Olan

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You should post a link to this thread in tarantula chat forum. I’m sure there’s a lot of people who would be very interested in the pic of the Stromatopelma who don’t frequent the field trips forum
 

Mvtt70

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Awesome wildlife, that first photo is a really cool looking spider I wonder what species it is.
 

Garth Vader

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Very cool pictures! Wish I could help with identification. I agree with @Olan that posting this in Tarantula chat will get a lot of eyes on it!
 
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