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Genus Dolomedes

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

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    OOOOOOOOOOH! I hope she is gravid!

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  2. syndicate

    syndicate Arachnoemperor Old Timer

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    hey padikson do u have a ventral shot for any of those tenebrosus females?oh btw just got my copy of spiders of connecticut today and will see if i can scan the descriptions of tenbrosus and scriptus up here.tells how to determine the two species.nice book!
     
  3. Can you please get me a copy?

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  4. padkison

    padkison Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Ventral shots are difficult with these guys. They stick to the bark rather than the sides of the container. I'll see if I can prod one onto the side for a shot.

     
  5. Tim St.

    Tim St. Arachnosquire

    Lol Without a doubt, i hate it when iam right

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  6. syndicate

    syndicate Arachnoemperor Old Timer

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    nice one man!must be that time of year:D
     
  7. Tim St.

    Tim St. Arachnosquire

    yeah, thats one sexy Momma. hahahaha :rolleyes:
     
  8. syndicate

    syndicate Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    USA
    man some great pictures in there!very cool to see the habitat shots and especially the ones of them breeding.u should post those pics back up in this thread
     
  9. padkison

    padkison Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Vent shot of 3" juvenile female

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  10. syndicate

    syndicate Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    USA
    awesome man thank you
     
  11. Tim St.

    Tim St. Arachnosquire

    this was taken the first day i got her, so Post-Sac

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  12. Nice pics and I'm so happy that she got a sac! YAY! :D

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  13. padkison

    padkison Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Albineus female molted. I don't think she is adult yet based on pictures I've seen online and her size. I am expecting her to molt into the grey w/ white described in guides and to get larger. She's about 3" leg span now.

    After her next molt, if she looks adult, I will introduce another male. I will likely move her to a large enclosure and let the male in after she gets settled.

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  14. For a minute there I thought that was a male! :eek: How do you tell male from female in this genus? The reason why I ask is because the pedipalps are large on the females too.

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  15. beetleman

    beetleman Arachnoking Old Timer

    ooh i like that sp.:clap:
     
  16. padkison

    padkison Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Both my males are smaller and have distinct boxing gloves on their pedipalps. The angle of the this photo may make the pedipalps on the female appear fat on the ends, but that is not the case.

     
  17. syndicate

    syndicate Arachnoemperor Old Timer

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    man that female is amazing!i think u need to catch me one of these ;)
    awesome pics btw
     
  18. Padkison:

    Ah thanks!

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    Last edited: Jun 26, 2007
  19. padkison

    padkison Arachnoangel Old Timer

    I've been looking, but only more males so far. It'll be a couple weeks before I get out again.

     
  20. syndicate

    syndicate Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    USA
    some new shots of this tenebrosus and her eggcase.it apears to be growing in size quite rapidly since she laid it aswell.looking good so far :]

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