Finally!!!

Chris_Skeleton

Arachnoprince
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After my horrible luck with trapdoor spiders, I finally have one!!! It's ~1" to 1.5". Some type of Myrmekiaphila species and I currently have it in a vial with coco fiber until I got to the store today to get it a good sterilite container. What prompted me to hunt was the fact that my nephew found two MM on my front porch this morning. So I grabbed my shovel and looked around my yard, found a hole, and dug and dug. Ten minutes passed by and I had lost its burrow digging, but when I looked down I saw a little ball with legs and immediately picked it up. It was still alive, kicking, and in good condition. There it was, my new Trapdoor spider in all its glory :D Finally!! I have my own.
 

spider pest

Arachnoknight
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I would try using some soil from the area where you collected it. Seems like it might be a much easier transition for the spider, and would made it much more likely to construct a burrow.
 

KnightinGale

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Hey wow, congrats! I would love one of those. Can't wait to see it. You are going to post pics right?
 
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