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Does any still keep Trapdoor Spiders

Discussion in 'Other Spiders & Arachnids' started by Venom100, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. Venom100

    Venom100 Arachnopeon

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    Wanted to know if anyone still keeps Trapdoor door spiders. True trapdoor spiders become popular then fade and re emerge. If so post a picture would like to see what different species look like.
    I have a Mature Female Cyphonisia Sp Grey.
     
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  2. Greasylake

    Greasylake Arachnoprince

    There's trapdoors out there, I see them for sale every now and then. I personally don't have any, but if you keep your eyes open you'll find some.
     
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  3. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    I have a Liphistius cf ornatus.
     
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  4. chanda

    chanda Arachnoprince Active Member

    Yes, I have a box of dirt!

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    (Allegedly, there's a Bothriocyrtum californicum somewhere at the bottom of it - but I haven't seen her since she completed construction work on her eponymous trapdoor last month.)

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  5. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    I record my Liphistius feeding videos so I can rewatch them and see him/her for longer than a split second.
     
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  6. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor

    I know @RezonantVoid keeps some Australian trapdoor species. Might be able to help if you're looking for pics.
     
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  7. chanda

    chanda Arachnoprince Active Member

    Lucky! I haven't even got to see mine feed yet! I drop in the cricket - and a day or two later it's gone - but she I think she waits 'til there's no one in the room.
     
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  8. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Aye, I'm lucky as mine feeds right straight away. Feels the vibration of the prey and BOOM.
     
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  9. RezonantVoid

    RezonantVoid Hollow Knight Arachnosupporter

    You could say I keep a few...
     
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  10. RezonantVoid

    RezonantVoid Hollow Knight Arachnosupporter

    Here's a few pics
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  11. RezonantVoid

    RezonantVoid Hollow Knight Arachnosupporter

    In total I currently have 20 trapdoors, and another 13 true spiders that exhibit trapdoor behaviour. Not counting my 200+ slings
     
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  12. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Although not a trapdoor my Calommata signata behaves exactly the same she just doesn't have an actual door to her sock.
     
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  13. mantisfan101

    mantisfan101 Arachnoangel Active Member

    ;) I was about to ask about you, Rezonant! Impressive collection!
     
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  14. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Liphistius cf ornatus feeding.


    Calommata signata feeding.
     
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  15. RezonantVoid

    RezonantVoid Hollow Knight Arachnosupporter

    Thx!
     
  16. Just an Idiomatta species and a couple gold Arbanitis. Well the Arbanitis don’t actually make trapdoors but they are an Idiopid
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  17. RezonantVoid

    RezonantVoid Hollow Knight Arachnosupporter

    I had no idea anyone else around was keeping Idiommata. I love that red on her carapace
     
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  18. Too bad they’re never visible once they make the trapdoor though
     
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  19. RezonantVoid

    RezonantVoid Hollow Knight Arachnosupporter

    Absolutely. I only see mine if I get up at 2:00am. Luckily she has electric blue under her legs so it makes the fleeting glimpses worthwhile. Not as bad as Euoplos though. I received one in September and since putting it in its enclosure it has simply sealed it's burrow and never showed itself, eaten, or even left any evidence to suggest it has exited it's hole. However it's incredible fatness leads me to think she might be dropping me an eggsac soon
     
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  20. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

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    I’ll post pics of mine when it comes in.
     
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