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Discussion in 'Other Spiders & Arachnids' started by syndicate, Jun 10, 2007.
So glad it was worth it!
This thread has been dead for a while, hope u don't mind be bringing it back to life
Dolomedes fimbratus is the only one common in Sweden (d. plantarius is rare)
A few shots of my 2 d. fimbratus:
Small one, only 10mm bl, pre and post molt (post molt is bad quality). Notice her new tiny leg!
Bigger female, about 16mm bl and 50mm ls (that's about 2 inches)
She is now in an enclosure similar to the smaller one. As soon as the food touches the surface of the water, they grab it
That's all for now folks
i received a dolomedes as a freebie in purchase(which arrived dead)it intrigued me to buy another.
no clue where it was collected.(eastern us)
any clue as to the sp. greatly appreciated
I remember that these were quite formidable and aggressive. They can also jump quite far. Are they at all related to the huntsmans over here? They seem very similar, especially the legs and the places that they hang out. Except that huntsmen are even quicker and much larger (At least in Guangxi).
I have no experience from your spiders at all, but after looking at the other pics in this thread I have to say it looks like a dolomedes tenebrosus...
hey the threads back alive!nice
great looking D.fimbriatus Eric.
ill add some new Dolomedes pics up here tonight
D.tenebrosus adult female
D.tenebrosus mature male
Ok, my mistake, don't think the spider in that link is a tenebrosus anymore...
Edit: Thanks syndicate Will try to get some photo's of them in their enclosures. The big one ate a huge fly yesterday, a show like always
The big one, Swamp Thing (swedish common name is Swamp spider), molted today. She is now 18mm BL and 60mm LS, which is pretty impressive by our standards
I would like to see how big she is.
I'll get hold of a camera this sunday, so I'll take some pics when rehousing. Don't worry
Here are some pics I took when rehousing her. The coin is 1" arcoss.
thats a pretty cool dolomedes you got there
Awesome! That's huge! And it's a male due to the large pedipalps.
Oh, ok, aren't they supposed to be swollen like boxing gloves this time of year? When I caught this one saw 2 MMs with pretty big boxing gloves...
Well the male's pedipalps are always longer then the females no matter if they're swollen or not. And I also had no idea that the male's palps get swollen a certain time of year. I always thought they were like that through out the year.
YAY! I learned something new today! Yippee! On a side note is this the same for all spiders?
Haha I'm just a noob, so since u thought it was a male and the pedipalps aren't swollen at all, I just figured they must be swollen a certain time of year. Got no idea really
Will post a pic of his(?) new home tonight.
I'm a N00B too in certain areas. Mind you I'm not a Dolomedes expert so I'm willing to learn more about them.
Dolomedes fimbriatus female
More pictures in the Field trips topic..