Antrodiaetus, prob. pacificus

zonbonzovi

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Out hunting for Hexura this weekend & found a handful of these, in old cedar & Doug fir stumps, of all places. No tubes, as is usual for this genus. Lots of ground beetle corpses within spider walking distance. This was the largest of the lot...gravid?



 

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Thanks! After my 1st failure with these(moisture levels/feeding issues), I think I "get it" now. Myg love.
 

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if hexura are anything like megahexura they will be more finicky in some respects than these should be (though i haven't kept Antrodietatus (er, i don't remember how to spell anything anymore).

like, the biggest difference, i had to feed megahexura about 2-3 times more often than an equivalent size tarantula from the same area
 

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Yeah, both species are surrounded by loads of prey items in each instance that I find them. I would love to know what they eat primarily, but have yet to find anything on the subject.
 

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they are probably just generalists like tarantulas. i meant finicky in the randomly dieing sense
 

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hey cacoseraph, could you point me in the direction of any info on mygs in NJ?
 

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Niger is not like a lot of other sphodros as they adults tubes are terrestrial and usually in grasses...juvies you might find a vertical tube
 

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thanks! for some reason i thought there might have been more, but i guess not!
there very well could be. that list only represents what i have found online or in books so far, so no guarantees it is complete, correct, or exhaustive
 

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there very well could be. that list only represents what i have found online or in books so far, so no guarantees it is complete, correct, or exhaustive
Well I meant that they don't appear to be common or abundant, but I'm out there flipping rocks and peeling bark anyway, so it's in the realm of possibility. Also, that's a nice resource you have over there. Going to check out PA as well.
 
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