do trapdoors eyes shine at night?

lychas

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just wondering, do trapdoors eyes shine at night? a guy says he collects trapdoors by shining lights on them and their eyes reflect, as far as i know wolfies only do that
 

Steven Gielis

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Many spider species have a tapetum. The reflecting layer in the eye. The main eyes mostly miss a tapetum. I know Liphistius species also have a tapetum. Not shure for other families.
 

8+)

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I definitely noticed that with the Liphistius, really cool! But unless that guy is collecting wandering males, I don't see how that would help him with trapdoors. Is he finding the males and following them to the females?:?
 

Falyn

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I have no clue i haven't seen my trapdoor in months.And id really rather not dig her up to try and find out lol.
 

lychas

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i think hes just finding wolfies, alot of the "trapdoors" he has sold turned out to be dolomedes sp
 
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