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My True Spiders & Other Arachnids

Discussion in 'Other Spiders & Arachnids' started by NYAN, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

    It seems the main true spider thread died off a bit. I figured I would make this to showcase my adventures with Araneomorphe and friends.

    Latrodectus sp. Mexico


    Unknown Ctenidae sp. from Cameroon



    Loxosceles simillima making an egg sac


    Loxosceles deserta baby with food
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  2. Gogyeng

    Gogyeng Arachnobaron

    Superb pics. The mexican red-back is truly amazing
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  3. 6/6, good Loxoscales, could use some Salt(-isidae).
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  4. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

    Good jokes. 10/10.

  5. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

    Deinopis sp.



    Piloctenus haematostoma


    Macroctenus kingsleyi

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  6. Liquifin

    Liquifin Arachnoangel Active Member

  7. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

    They come from various west African counties.
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  8. Marc Spider

    Marc Spider Arachnobaron

    Tell me you're selling L. mexicanus soon :D
  9. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

    My females are mature but I have no males.
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  10. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

    Latrodectus tredecimguttatus mating 967901C3-5016-4A20-84A3-8A60CFDD4659.jpeg

    Egg sac

    Latrodectus bishopi
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  11. My faves are the Latrodectus sp. Mexico & Latrodectus bishopi -- but they were all cool.
    (Well, the Deinopis sp. was a bit spooky for a former arachnophobe!)

    I never see anything like these around my home/yard.
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  12. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

    More L. bishopi photos



    Loxosceles sp. panama

    Blue femur recluse is the new common name I’ve decided.

    Considering you’re in the US, that’s very normal. Deinopis can be found in parts of the country though.
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  13. Darn you -- more beautiful pix - now I'm gonna want a L. bishopi!!!
    And why do recluses look so darn cute? I've heard they rarely bite unless truly cornered or disturbed by people. :)

    [mantra: I have enough pets, I don't need more]
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  14. SonsofArachne

    SonsofArachne Arachnoangel Active Member

    Just got three of these. To tiny to see any details (with the naked eye), can't wait till they grow.
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  15. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

    Mine are 1 molt from breeding. You’ll really appreciate them once they get about half an inch.

    Hehe. Just let it happen.

    They have that tiny little face that looks like a bowling ball. And yes, they rarely bite.
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  16. What I really want is a black widow. I got bit years ago -- so sick, pain like gallstones and painful muscle spasms, fever -- the works. Had I not had the widow corpse, I'd have thought it was the 'flu. Even the small bite marks were evident on my arm/wrist. :(
    I'd like to have a widow in a more controlled environment.
    The widow that bit me meant no harm -- just felt threatened (was webbed up in my slide-out keyboard drawer from an old computer) and I guess I 'surprised' her and she felt threatened. I want a do-over where I am the carer, not the bite-ee!
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  17. Jororo

    Jororo Arachnopeon

    My eyes! This is such a beautiful species
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  18. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

    Here’s some of the Loxosceles that I have.

    Loxosceles devia (Texas recluse)



    Loxosceles deserta (desert recluse)


    Loxosceles apachea (New Mexico recluse) (bad photo)


    Loxosceles reclusa (Brown recluse/bit my uncle’s friend recluse)


    Loxosceles simillima (African recluse)


    Loxosceles rufescens (Mediterranean recluse)



    Loxosceles laeta (Chilean recluse)

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  19. Marc Spider

    Marc Spider Arachnobaron

    What's the news on L . deserta venom? I hear they're the mildest of the family
  20. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

    Loxosceles venom is understudied, especially for species that don’t come in contact with humans very often. I’ve never seen any evidence to suggest any species has mild venom. On the other hand, South American species like laeta, intermedia, and gaucho have pretty toxic venom relative to the North American species.
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