Geolycosa vultuosa

revilo

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hi,

some pics of my couples (2,2). sadly the males are adult, but the females have one molt to go.
please recognize the difference of colour, the females have :
one is very light and the other is dark, like it's typical in this species.
and this is the reason why determination about colour is sometimes misleading !







1 = male and female
2 = male
3,4,5 = dark female

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6,7 = light female



8,9 = entrance of burrow after digging (dark female)

bye, oli
 

davisfam

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HELLO FRIEND! :]

.. Those are some beautiful specimens, WOW! :D Thanks soo much for posting this thread; it's not only informative but shows the true beauty in this species! Wonderful photos! :]
 

bioshock

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That's a pretty nice set up if i do say so myself!! :worship:
 

revilo

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:worship: thanks a lot

of course it's my pleasure to show my loved spiders, especially when i get some compliments for doing it {D this is the food for every spiderfreak :}

oli
 

zonbonzovi

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Oli, this is an Asian species, right?

Impressive burrowing...is that a sand/clay mix?
 

Tarantula_Hawk

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It has a wide distribution, going from central Asia up until southeastern Europe (Balkans primarily).
Great spiders, and great pics. :)
Revilo, mind telling the bodylengths of your specimens?
 

jsloan

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Beautiful spiders! Looks like you've got some nice setups, too.
 

revilo

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hi,

no, it isn't a sand-clay mix. it is a natural ground, the german name is löß for this kind of ground - sorry, no idea in english.
but löß contents clay parts i will say and i mixed up a little bit of sand ...so you are right in one way ;)
distribution is like tarantula hawk said.

the bodylength of the females is about 18 mm, maybe a little bit more.
the males are about 16 to 17 mm.

btw : setup is most simple - only as much as possible of substrate and a little piece of bark, that's all...
the container is 20 x 30 x 20 cm (LxBxH) and i filled it up with 15 cm of substrate in the behind part.

the entrance of burrow is looking like a little vulcano, i think LOL :D
this i like the most {D

bye
 

revilo

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hi,

yeah this is definitly true ! the high contrasting pattern and the very nice ochre colour is really beautiful. not a big species, but a neat one ;)

k.r., oli
 

Silberrücken

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Hi all :)

Oli, Löß is River sand, sand broken down to become clean, fine ground. A fine example of this is a natural Spring... the sand deposited by such is Löß. It is a very good substrate. No wonder your Wolfs look so content! :clap:

Beautiful Wolfs!

Cheers, S.
 

revilo

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hi silberrücken :)

thanks a lot for your helpful information ! i really appreciate this.

i found this ground on an erosion slope in the forest.

the environment representative of my city explained me that this löß is a "product" of the pre glacial time.
löß is a wind sediment, that is builded out of the blown away sand- and gravel sedimentation from the ice age.
and in the ice age it was builded like you explained ;)

but what is the enghlish word for this ?? i would be happy if you know this...

cheers, oli
 

Silberrücken

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Hi Oli! :)

I believe the best word in English would be "Sediment".

Many Wolf spiders here in Florida seek out wind-blown areas where sand is formed into small "dunes" and flat areas. Here they seek out the best places to make their burrows.

I hope this helps a tiny bit.

You have such beautiful spiders and enclosures!

(Did I already say that? LOL)

Cheers from Florida!

S.
 

loxoscelesfear

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Those are great looking Geolycosa. I have a female Geolycosa wrighti that is quite the beast. She is nearly as big as a H. carolinensis. I would have argued til the sun went down that the female in that hole w/ those big orange chelicerae was a H. carolinensis . The colors are quite similar to Hogna carolinensis. But as stated above color patterns is not always key to identification.
 

revilo

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Those are great looking Geolycosa. I have a female Geolycosa wrighti that is quite the beast. She is nearly as big as a H. carolinensis. I would have argued til the sun went down that the female in that hole w/ those big orange chelicerae was a H. carolinensis . The colors are quite similar to Hogna carolinensis. But as stated above color patterns is not always key to identification.
yes, especially not only orange colour of chelicerae;)

i really would love to see some pictures from your big geolycosa :) it's always very exciting to me to see some pics of the beautiful lycosidae spp. from the u.s.

to silberrücken : yes, you did...but i love to hear this again and again LOL {D

sediment, o.k. so i will use this term next time. thanks for teaching :worship:

bye, oli
 

revilo

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hi,

thanks for the link ! nice compact wolfie - i like the compact habitus wolfes especially.
are you sure with geolycosa ?

bye,oli
 

loxoscelesfear

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hi,

thanks for the link ! nice compact wolfie - i like the compact habitus wolfes especially.
are you sure with geolycosa ?

bye,oli
yep. it's a geo. pic taken at a bad angle, spider not as compact as it appears in the photo. it has a big ole' dome of a head (carapace). i guess i did have another pic on aboards... http://www.arachnoboards.com/ab/showthread.php?t=188777 the spider is so dark it's still a bad pic lol
 
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