Red Mexican amblypygid?

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Arachnoknight
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Kind of related to my Mexican exportation question... ;)


http://www.whatsthatbug.com/scorps.html

Found on the Pacific coast, around Manzanillo.

Has anyone here seen amblypygids like this before? Anything in the trade? If not, is it possible to introduce them to the hobby (legally and responsibly, before anyone starts to clench), and how much pestering would it take? :}
 

Hedorah99

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That is quite possibly the most terrifying arachnid I have ever seen. I wish I had some info on them. that would be a nice display critter.
 

ZoSoLp510

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Dude, I think you may have captured one of hell's minions!!!!!!!!!! I gotta get me one of those!;P :worship: :drool: :eek:
 

sammyp

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That is quite possibly the most terrifying arachnid I have ever seen. I wish I had some info on them. that would be a nice display critter.
Agreed! Not sure I'd be able to sleep nights knowing there was one of those in my room.

It does look like it would be very interesting to watch in 'hunting mode' though...
 

ZoSoLp510

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Agreed! Not sure I'd be able to sleep nights knowing there was one of those in my room.

It does look like it would be very interesting to watch in 'hunting mode' though...
There are some videos on youtube of these things hunting and eating if you want to see. It's pretty cool watching those big spikey arms shoot out. :D
 

mitchnast

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i would dedicate an octaganal 30 gal tower for a pair of those, with a long peice of sparsely-barked, dried-out desert pine up the middle
they would be my royal familty :)
 

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That is the only photo I've seen of one with the red chelae. I wonder if it's a color morph or a distinct specie?
 

Blaster

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Well, it may be a color morph, but we can't be sure... However, I'd love to get one. *in love* Here's another pic, of a live one, from the same site (pity it's that small :():
 

Tleilaxu

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Agreed! Not sure I'd be able to sleep nights knowing there was one of those in my room.
I would sleep better knowing one of those was near by,:drool: imagine someone breaks in and see that thing in the house, I bet they beat a hasty retreat!;P :worship: {D
 

Drachenjager

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That is quite possibly the most terrifying arachnid I have ever seen. I wish I had some info on them. that would be a nice display critter.
Well Well we do agree on some things eh
Its a scary bug for sure i want one lol
 

El Johano

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That is the only photo I've seen of one with the red chelae. I wonder if it's a color morph or a distinct specie?
It is freshly moulted. When they harden they get darker....
 
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