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Linothele megatheloides

Discussion in 'Other Spiders & Arachnids' started by El Johano, Mar 26, 2006.

  1. tarcan

    tarcan Arachnoking Old Timer

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    Hey Jesse,

    I might not be too knowledgeable about true spiders, but one thing I do know, these are not true spiders, they are mygalomorphs!;)

    Martin
     
  2. JesseD

    JesseD Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Oh really. Sorry Martin.
     
  3. cjm1991

    cjm1991 Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Where do you buy these at??
     
  4. What

    What Arachnoprince

  5. Lnothele fallax freshly moulted;P
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    Regards Mikael
     
  6. BoBaZ

    BoBaZ Arachnosquire

    This species is so great.

    I must buy this spider ;)
     
  7. case214

    case214 Arachnopeon

    More Linothele fallax

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  8. case214

    case214 Arachnopeon

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  9. Bastian Drolshagen

    Bastian Drolshagen Arachnobaron Old Timer

    adult and fully grown/colored female and mom of at least 300 spiderlings (from different sacs):
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  10. Bastian Drolshagen

    Bastian Drolshagen Arachnobaron Old Timer

    L. megatheloides:
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  11. proper_tea

    proper_tea Arachnobaron

    I've got an idea...

    How 'bout you all just give them to me?

    sound fair?
     
  12. Erigo

    Erigo Arachnosquire

    Hi guys, i have a question:

    how much humidity Linothele megatheloides need?
     
  13. Bastian Drolshagen

    Bastian Drolshagen Arachnobaron Old Timer

    hi,
    dunno in percent, but if you keep the substrate moist you won´t have any problems with keeping this species
     
  14. Erigo

    Erigo Arachnosquire

    Thank you very much!
     
  15. Scott C.

    Scott C. Arachnofloater Arachnosupporter

    Any tips on sexing these? Same as T's with the molt perhaps? I tried, and failed with a very small skin.... looked different inside to me.... I have some larger fresh molts though at the moment.

    Any help would be appreciated... I really like these, and would love to send L. fallax 'round the states.

    Also, anything out of the ordinary when breeding these? Average number of eggs in a sac?

    Cheers,
    Scott
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2008
  16. Bastian Drolshagen

    Bastian Drolshagen Arachnobaron Old Timer

    hi,
    sexing is a little bit more difficult at Dipluridae, since the spermathecae sclerotizes very late during their development. Before it is sclerotized chances to find are much higher when using a lighting from below rather than from above.

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    Before the spermathecae look like this they´re almost transparent and therefore harder to find - but their shape is almost the same.

    Nothin special about breeding Linothele sp., only that you should seperate the spiderlings early. I made some test on communal keeping them (possible at Ischnothele caudata - mother feeds her offspring) and they soon began feeding on each other, although there was plenty of crickets/fruitflies.
    Females almost never kill their male.
    Depending on the size of the female the amount of eggs within a sac is between 80 and 120.
    Opened a sac of L. megatheloides yesterday - bottom of the cricket box is covered with prelarvae :D
     
  17. josh_r

    josh_r Arachnoprince Old Timer

    megatheloides is in the US and will be distributed soon enough.
     
  18. Scott C.

    Scott C. Arachnofloater Arachnosupporter

    Thank you kindly Bastian :)

    ...and very cool Josh :D

    I'll get some pics up in the near future.

    Cheers,
    Scott
     
  19. Scott C.

    Scott C. Arachnofloater Arachnosupporter

    Here's those pics...

    Shy little guys, but here is what I could get so far....

    0.0.1 Linothele fallax
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    Here's some various ways I'm keepin 'em
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    and here's part of the burrow from that last set up...
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    Cheers,
    Scott
     
  20. buthus

    buthus Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Scott...thats one fine lookin spidie! Love it. May I ask... did u get it from Crazy D?
     
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