Arizona 2022

antinous

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Took a trip to Arizona recently. Made some time to look for tarantulas in situ, especially with my newfound love affair with ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข. Hereโ€™s a few shots.

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1.0 Immature ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜น๐˜ช
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coolnweird

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Wonderful! Love seeing in situ pics. My parents live in TX Hill Country, next time I visit I'll have to make time to look for Ts!
 

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Took a trip to Arizona recently. Made some time to look for tarantulas in situ, especially with my newfound love affair with ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข. Hereโ€™s a few shots.

1.0 Subadult ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด
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It was surprising to me how shallow the A. chalcodes burrows I've come across before are - you look into a hole, expecting to peer way down inside into nothing but darkness, and there's a big T staring back at you about 4 inches below the surface...

Great pics, thanks for sharing!
 

antinous

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It was surprising to me how shallow the A. chalcodes burrows I've come across before are - you look into a hole, expecting to peer way down inside into nothing but darkness, and there's a big T staring back at you about 4 inches below the surface...

Great pics, thanks for sharing!
Thatโ€™s interesting as only one of the chalcodes I came across seemed to have a shallow-ish burrow compared to the ones that seemed to be never ending!
 

NMTs

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Thatโ€™s interesting as only one of the chalcodes I came across seemed to have a shallow-ish burrow compared to the ones that seemed to be never ending!
You were further south than when I went - I was in the Sedona/Flagstaff/Williams area. I know it gets hotter further south, so maybe that's why the difference. I found a handful of their burrows and each one was more like a shallow bowl underground with a small hole for an entrance than a long, deep tube. It's been 5 or 6 years, but I found a few photos.
A. chalcodes burrow - Sedona.1.jpg
A. chalcodes burrow - Sedona.2.jpg
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Edan bandoot

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It was surprising to me how shallow the A. chalcodes burrows I've come across before are - you look into a hole, expecting to peer way down inside into nothing but darkness, and there's a big T staring back at you about 4 inches below the surface...

Great pics, thanks for sharing!
i'd imagine it has something to do with soil density/hardness or being repurposed rodent burrows
 

msburgundy

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Fantastic pics, thanks for sharing! Especially giving such a good view of the burrows, I'm now nearly positive that's what I saw when I was out with my friend in western NM last weekend but nobody was inside ๐Ÿ˜” it gives me hope for next time though
 
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