ATS Conference theraphosids in situ

advan

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Here are some tarantula shots from right on the hotel grounds of the ATS Conference.

Aphonopelma chalcodes


This girl was about 4ft from her burrow.


Adult male bum


Beer block. When you tickle them out, you need to block their burrow or else they will run right back in. The beer was already in my hand so it made for a perfect and quick block. ;)


Aphonopelma vorhiesi




More conference pics here>>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/76845739@N03/albums/72157669042496003

Thanks for looking! -Chad
 

viper69

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Excellent lightning shot! Well you couldn't have been too sauced as the pics aren't out of focus. :cool:

Great to see some native reptiles and amphibians for a change too!
 

AphonopelmaTX

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Nice! Finding two species on the grounds of a resort hotel sounds like a great vacation to me! :wideyed: I think I will be making a road trip out there next year as the route from Dallas is right through the habitat of several more species.
 

scott308

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Great shots, Chad. The "beer block" is advanced technique. Nice pro tip. :)
 
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