Old world or new world??

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How do people tell if a T is Old world or new world??
 

krystal

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old world t's are usually more aggressive than new world, and they lack the uriticating hairs on the abdomen. and i believe that old world refers to species from the east (africa, asia, etc..), whereas new world refers to the americas.
 

Nixy

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Please note I copied and pasted this from another source so if it's wrong.
Tiss not lil ol me. :)

Anyway here's the definition of Old and new world that I found..

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Old World
A tarantula that originates in the Eastern Hemisphere (e.g., Africa and India).


New World
A tarantula that originates in the Western Hemisphere (e.g., Central and Latin America).
 

ceaser68

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yea that is what i have found out as well ! old world as in europe and africa.. and new world as in america and south america,,=D
 

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I thought it was by the fang's... Like if the fang's went up and down, then if the fang's went side to side......O-well.....
 

krystal

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Originally posted by hampton
I thought it was by the fang's... Like if the fang's went up and down, then if the fang's went side to side......O-well.....
the difference between jaw mechanisms concern the sub orders liphistidae, mygalomorph (spiders that have become known as tarantulas--excluding the wolf spider who is the original tarantula), and araneomorphae ("true spiders")

the liphistiidae and mygalomorph spiders have the strike-down jaws, whereas araneomorph spiders jaws work moving toward each other.
 

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Krystal said it right, "true spiders" (wolf spiders, jumping spiders, orb weavers) have jaws that work side to side (pincher-like) and the mygalomorphs (tarantulas) and trap door, purse web spiders have fangs similar to a snake strike.

Andy

Old-world is Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia. While new world is North and South America
 
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