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Genus Dolomedes

Discussion in 'Other Spiders & Arachnids' started by syndicate, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. padkison

    padkison Arachnoangel Old Timer

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    I don't know how to tell scriptus from tenebrosus. I did note that the male/female sizes for tenenbrosus had the most difference in my spider guide. Based on how small the males of the species pictured above are (and the markings), I am saying this is tenenbrosus.

     
  2. syndicate

    syndicate Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    USA
    do u have pics of any male tenebrosus?it seems like the males of scriptus are more gray and black colored from the pictures in this book here.ive yet to find any mature males here this summer but now im questioning whether these 3 ive got here are actually tenebrosus or not :?
     
  3. padkison

    padkison Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Here's one in a 25 dram vial which is 1.5" diameter.

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  4. padkison

    padkison Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Tenebrosus sac hatch today. Looks like somewhere in the range of 200-300. Too bad these aren't pokie metallica slings instead. Note they have the dorsal abdominal pattern of the adults.


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  5. Awwww look at the mommy and cute babies! :D

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  6. syndicate

    syndicate Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    USA
    congrats man!thanks for that pic of the mature male to.just got home from work and noticed my big female is puttin the finishing touches on an eggsac right now.will be interesting to grow some of these up and try to captive breed them.
     
  7. syndicate

    syndicate Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    USA
    oh btw when did your female make her sac?
     
  8. padkison

    padkison Arachnoangel Old Timer

    About 4 weeks ago.

     
  9. padkison

    padkison Arachnoangel Old Timer

    I think I will keep about 5 and see how they do from slings and how long it takes to reach 4".

    I've got several juveniles and am thinking they might not mature in one year.

    The remaining will be seeded in the woods behind the house and back where they came from.

    Likely sell some too. They are neat spiders and easy to keep. A "poor man's" pokie.

    Oh yeah, I put one of the albineus males in with the female. She ate him sometime during the night. Now I will see if she lays a sac or molts and grows. I suspect she is immature. I have two more males to work with. I won't try mating again until she molts twice more, I'm thinking.

     
  10. syndicate

    syndicate Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    USA
    if u end up gettin an albineus sac u might have to send me a couple slings ;]
    heres a shot of my girl with her eggsac

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  11. A beautiful spider and her sac and an ass kicking photo IMO. :clap: I definately want some of these when I'm 18 and have my own place. That way my mommy doesn't have to worry about finding one in her bed sleeping with her......

    ....unless I put it there :wicked: ;P

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  12. pronty

    pronty Haunting Spider Old Timer

    Dolomedes fimbriatus

    Looks like my female made an eggsac last night :)

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    And don't forget my last year's Dolomedes thread :p
     
  13. padkison

    padkison Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Wild caught this year or from the babies you had last year?

     
  14. pronty

    pronty Haunting Spider Old Timer

    Wild caught this year. I captured her from the same place where I found the other ones last year :) This year I only found 2, a male and a female. The male molted and I put him with with the female. They mated and she got herself a nice little snack :wicked:
     
  15. OOOOOOH! Glad she settled her marrage problems. ;P :wicked: Congrats to you for getting another sac! And I didn't know that there was another Dolomedes thread that you started last year! Are you going to do one every year?

    I like the colors on the female in the pic with her sac she looks pretty! :D What species is she if you don't mind me asking ?:}

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  16. pronty

    pronty Haunting Spider Old Timer

    Nah :) Last year I was just so excited because it was the first time I found them :} But I'm pretty sure I will take pics whenever I find them :D
    Dolomedes fimbriatus :)
     
  17. syndicate

    syndicate Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    USA
    congrats pronty!beautiful spider
     
  18. I agree! Makes me want one right now! If I see any at camp I'll take pics for sure! :D

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  19. Tim St.

    Tim St. Arachnosquire

    Since you guy were nice enuff to ID this as a Dolomedes id better add to this thread, here my 3" Dolomedes WC and i think shes gravid
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    Eating a Cricket.
     
  20. padkison

    padkison Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Nice spider.

    I find mine spread out on the trunks of trees in the wild, so rather than a stick for perching, I supply a piece of bark in the enclosure that allows them to spread out and flatten themselves.

     
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