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Does any still keep Trapdoor Spiders

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

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    pm me and maybe we can work sumin out
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  2. MoranDisciple

    MoranDisciple Arachnosquire

    Hey basin, first just want to say I love your videos! The commentary is great. Also, whereabouts did you find your calommata? I cant find one for sale anywhere.
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  3. Smokehound714

    Smokehound714 Arachnoking Active Member

    aptostichus is pretty neat, albeit frustrating as hell to collect

    You cannot see them unless you carefully use a spade or something to gently sweep the ground to locate their doors.. they are also mostly found on steep hillsides making it even harder. When you handle this genus youll notice they have the instinct to climb as high as possible
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  4. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Bought mine from BugzUK here in the UK.
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  5. MoranDisciple

    MoranDisciple Arachnosquire

    You guys across the pond have such superior breeders (no offense to my USA breeders).
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  6. Joogvanhedel

    Joogvanhedel Arachnoknight

    And way cheaper :)
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  7. Hydrophilus

    Hydrophilus Arachnopeon Arachnosupporter

    I love Aptostichus - such cool little spoods, and a surprising amount of patterning compared to our other North American trapdoors. I was intending to look for a few species this winter in southern Nevada/southern California. Any other tips, Smokehound? Do you see them regularly?
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    Aptostichus icenoglei and Apomastus sp
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  9. MoranDisciple

    MoranDisciple Arachnosquire

    I've had my Cyclocosmia Ricketti for a week and it still hasn't made a trapdoor or fed...

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    Please create a burrow for it! ive had two matures of this species die on me simply because they didnt have a burrow prebuilt for them. Similar to bothriocytrum californicum they will die off unless they have a burrow as they become very stressed without shelter.
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  11. I got another Thyropoeus mirandus today, decided to finally try handling while i was rehousing it. It was fun but for the sake of the spider itll be the last i ever handle it obviously.
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  12. MoranDisciple

    MoranDisciple Arachnosquire

    How wide should I make it relative to its abdomen diameter?
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  14. lol sorry i didnt read the first two words as i was replying in a rush. Make the burrow about as big as the largest part of its abdomen or a bit larger than that
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  15. beetleman

    beetleman Arachnoking Old Timer

    oooh very nice impressive beast,i'm planning on getting one of these,if i can find them availible, great shots of that one.
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  16. Joe rossi has one left if you wanna snag it
  17. MoranDisciple

    MoranDisciple Arachnosquire

    His username?
  18. i believe its his name lol
  19. just look at the for sale and trade forums and you’ll find him lol
  20. Wow you spending money? That's crazy.
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