C. thorelli eggsack

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Arachnoknight
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A pleasent little surprise, me and Johnny weren't expecting anything out of this small 5" gal but here you are. Day 40ish.

Captive breeding of this species is essential as they have become scarce in the wild.

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Botar

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Thanks for the pic... I've always wondered what "eggs w/ legs" looked like.

Botar
 

LaRiz

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Hey!

Great pic, great species.
congrats,
john
 

Cowshark

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Wow, they kinda remind me of the lil' face huggers from the Alien movies. Cool.
 

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Alien

That's a very interesting point.

Alien: One of my all time favorite movies

For years I've wondered if H. Giger, who created the monster from the movie Alien back in the early 80's, had any familiarity with tarantulas.

A tarantula during shed shed reminds me of the face hugger from Alien. The quick snatch it's prey and drag it away approach. Cocooning it's prey. The animal sheds, the legs and fangs up defensive posture, etc. Cool!

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For years I've wondered if H. Giger, who created the monster from the movie Alien back in the early 80's, had any familiarity with tarantulas.
The face huggers had a rather spiderlike appearance, though the adult Aliens seemed more of a cross between mantises and wasps. The whole belly burster reproduction thing had to have been inspired by how some wasps use poor spiders for reproduction. :(
 
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