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Pulchra attracted to each other

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by JPG, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. JPG

    JPG Arachnosquire

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    I remember seeing similar post regarding this subject, where two Ts from separate enclosure are standing across each other as if they are communicating. I do disagree with the concept of communicating, however I do think they do sense each other's vibration and are attracted due to either curiosity or possibly as food. I start to see my two G. Pulchras doing the same thing quite often now and looks cute :joyful:
    The second picture is my two stirmis minding their own business..
     

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  2. Teal

    Teal Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    Why would you think that spiders don't communicate? :confused:

    I have Ts of different species whose enclosures are literally wall-to-wall and they sometimes will do that... it is quite cute lol
     
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  3. EtienneN

    EtienneN Arachnonovelist-musician-artist Arachnosupporter

    That’s awesome how they are mirror images of each other. It seems my A. avic and C versi will walk around at night at the same time and are almost curious of each other.
     
  4. JPG

    JPG Arachnosquire

    I'm not saying they don't communicate at all, just for this case. I could be wrong

    Got bored and did a little doodle
     

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  5. Mvtt70

    Mvtt70 Arachnobaron Active Member

    Probably wondering how they can go eat the other one lol.
     
  6. MikeC

    MikeC Arachnoknight

     
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  7. StampFan

    StampFan Arachnolord

    Theraphosidae absolutely communicate with each other. Vibrations, tapping, and pheromones for sure. Theoretically sounds that emit vibration (many species stridulate and this has been linked to sexual communication) not to mention just general touch and despite terrible eyesight a close spider will see another one.

    Whether this could occur from one enclosure to another, who knows.

    Here you go, brand new research on tarantulas and stridulation:

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0044523119301056
     
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  8. Teal

    Teal Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    Anyone who has had a mature male and mature female of the species can tell you, yes it can! I have had a MM on one shelf, and a MF respond to his tapping/wandering from three shelves away.

    When I am preparing to pair spiders, I put both their enclosures on the same shelf and they definitely respond.
     
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  9. JPG

    JPG Arachnosquire

    I definitely agree with those kind of communication happening in between adults specimen, but do slings also do that? I believe the other post was also based on slings rather than (sub)adults. It would be quite interesting if g pulchra could be communal but I have never read anyone keeping them communal yet.
     
  10. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Malleus Aranearum Staff Member

    I'm just going to leave this here.

     
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  11. Asgiliath

    Asgiliath Arachnoknight Active Member

    This is one of my favorite posts on all of AB. Thanks for the reminder.
     
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  12. PrimalxTyrantula

    PrimalxTyrantula Arachnosquire

    That does totally look like there asking each other if the grass is greener on their side lol so awesome
     
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  13. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Malleus Aranearum Staff Member

    They are checking to make sure you didn't feed one and not the other.
     
  14. Brachyfan

    Brachyfan Arachnosquire Active Member

    My G pulchripes and pulchra both climb the wall and hang out all the time. It's almost like they have their own Grammastola club and totally ignore the Brachypelmas. They are my biggest spiders too. Probably making fun of the brachypelmas for being midgets ;):wacky:
     
  15. Brachyfan

    Brachyfan Arachnosquire Active Member

    My E Campastratus didn't get fed one time because it looked like it was in premolt. But my hamorii and auratum did and the campestratus seemed ticked off. Fed it a few days later and it took its frustrations out on the poor cricket! Feisty one that one!
     
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