C. thorelli rescue

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I received a couple of shipments today and learned something first hand about C. thorelli. They are very fast... and agile.

While unpacking one of the little 3/4" buggers, it sprang from its vial, ran across the table and took a flying leap onto my pants. It did its best impression of a squirrel running up a tree to avoid a dog (spiral climbing) and took up residence on my back... both out of sight and reach.

Fortunately for me, I am the father of a six year old female spider wrangler... and she is on spring break. She came to the spider's (my) rescue and captured the agile little T without any trouble. Due to her bravery and expertise, she is now the proud owner of a C. thorelli.

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Grael

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awww lol nice story but 1 question i noticed them on my sling to what are those white coloured spots on thier under belly???
 

NorthwestInverts

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Grael,

those 4 spots you see on the abdomen underside are "book lungs" that the Tarantula breathes through.

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Originally posted by Spiderdad33
Grael,

those 4 spots you see on the abdomen underside are "book lungs" that the Tarantula breathes through.

Dean
ooo i should realy look into my T biology lol thanks ^_^
 

Nixy

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LOL.
Great story and congrates on your spider's ( Your ) rescue!
Tell her I said Great Job!

And maybe you should have her on hand to help you unpack any others.

:D
 

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Botar,
Kudos to your daughter..:) My A. avic will run the same way..In fact, it escaped just last night...:D
Peace,
Gillian
 

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Hehe....Cute story. Gotta love those little thorellis :)
I had a P. fasciata do the same thing to me once...Unfortunately for the spider (me) I was alone at the time, so it took some death-defying maneuvering to get the little tyke out of my shirt :p
 

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Good thing it didn't happen Monday while I was wearing my kilt. Would have given him hiding options that my daughter would've been unavailable to handle. She'd have been scarred for life... hard enough just being my daughter.

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