Awesome. I'm hoping to find a D. triton this summer. Tank with half land and water, some feeder fish.
Yep sure isThat's a big girl. D. okefinokensis?
Yes I am keeping them I have couple around 5 inches some males going to breed them more than likely the huge female is going to lay sac soon She is plump and still feeding.Gorgeous! Are you keeping her, or was it catch-and-release?
Nice! The only fishing spiders I've ever been able to catch are *Trechalea gertschi* - which belong to an entirely different family of spiders. They get pretty good sized, but not as big as your lovely lady!Yes I am keeping them I have couple around 5 inches some males going to breed them more than likely the huge female is going to lay sac soon She is plump and still feeding.
Nice job dude!!!! It'd be awesome to own something like that.
Very interesting information. I wouldn't call it a genetic "defect", but I would definitely place my bets on it being genetic.Thanks I kept one female last year raised her since she came out if sac she maxed out at 4.5 inches still a large spider nonetheless. I don't have the answer tk why some get so huge some say it's the variety in diet and tems or overwinterin I have tried most of those none made a difference.
Breeding extra large adults won't matter not all of the spiderlings are going to get massive like that a handfull will .
It's some kind of genetic defect like in humans some of us get huge so when you do have a bunch of spiderlings keep as many as you can handle, you will end up getting one that will get extra large especially, in Dolomedes tenebrosus and okefinokensis even, scriptus I once had a female with. 4.25 inch legspan average is 2.5 - 3 inches so even in the medium sized species you can get a brute.