E. longiceps--too cute to be Old World tarantulas?

Joy

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Here's my E. longiceps (African redrump tarantula). At the risk of alienating the masculine element on this forum, I just think the fuzzy "pants" on this species are too cute for words ;)

Joy
 
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Alonso99

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Darn

Darn thats who that face belonged to at the contest. Oh well
 

atavuss

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Originally posted by Joy
Here's my E. longiceps (African redrump tarantula). At the risk of alienating the masculine element on this forum, I just think the fuzzy "pants" on this species are too cute for words ;)

Joy
Joy,
they must be some awesome diggers with those back legs?
Ed
 

Botar

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Looks like he's wearing bell-bottom jeans. Awesome T.

Botar
 

Vys

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That is a cute spider..for some odd reason it reminds me of those guys in bright orange pants with straps sometimes standing in or to the side of pists.
 

LaRiz

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pants, hah!

Joy,
Never thought of them as pants. They brought back the bell bottoms.
Hey, that's probably breedable at that size, eh?
john
 

Joy

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Re: pants, hah!

Originally posted by LaRiz
Joy,
Never thought of them as pants. They brought back the bell bottoms.
Hey, that's probably breedable at that size, eh?
john
Yes, I would imagine so, John. This appears to be an adult specimen, based on frequency of molting, although I have seen some that were a little larger (maybe 4-5").

And yes, Ed, they are definitely diggers!

Joy
 

conipto

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Is this a member of the genus that kicks with it's hind legs to shove urticating hairs into enemies?

Bill
 

Joy

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Originally posted by conipto
Is this a member of the genus that kicks with it's hind legs to shove urticating hairs into enemies?

Bill
No, this is an Old World species that doesn't possess urticating hairs. Maybe you are thinking about genus Megaphobema and the so-called Spinning Wheel of Death?

Joy
 

Lycanthrope

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im not sure why, but the second i saw that i was reminded of the quiznos commercial with the first guy who wore pants.(dont know if anyone else knows what im talking about)
 

savian

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That is a awesome looking T Joy. Thanks for the pic.
 
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