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Arachnodemon
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A friend of mine just gave this little guy to me. I love watching him eat. He doesn't mess around! He is from the Phoenix, AZ area. What species do you suppose he is? C. exilicauda?
 

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skinheaddave

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Looks like it to me. Nice little critters, aren't they?

Cheers,
Dave
 

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Yes, he is so neat. He is absolutely brutal when it comes to feeding. It looks like I have another hobby! How often do you feed yours? I fed him a large cricket and the next morning it looked like his sides were bulging. That is when I took the picture. I don't want to overfeed him.
 

Alonso99

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hey

How did he approach to to attack the cricket? Did it sting it many times?
 

skinheaddave

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Well, I have an enclosure of 21 adults and an unknown number of little babies running around. Every Saturday or Sunday we feed our inverts and at that time I will throw in a bunch of crickets. I don't know how often the individual is eating. For C.exilicauda, I imagine that one appropriately sized meal item per week would be a good average.

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Dave
 

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Skinheaddave,

Thanks. I will try that feeding schedule out.

Alonso99,

He stung the cricket once and it struggled free. He than approached it again and gave it a couple more stings. Finally he seized it firmly and stung it a couple more times at the base of the head. I can hardly wait to feed him again!
 

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If its from the Phoenix area it is definitely a C.exilicauda...C.vittatus do not reside that far west...remember the venom is possibly of medical significance so be careful...

John
];')
 

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Originally posted by Kugellager
If its from the Phoenix area it is definitely a C.exilicauda...C.vittatus do not reside that far west...remember the venom is possibly of medical significance so be careful...

John
];')
Thanks for the info!

-Gilbert
 
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