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solifugids actually lives longer than we think

Discussion in 'Other Spiders & Arachnids' started by Randolph XX(), Jan 14, 2006.

  1. Smokehound714

    Smokehound714 Arachnoking Active Member

    In the colorado desert, it can get downright cold at night. Killing freezes are commonplace in deserts (except where thermal heat-belts exist, where the temps in winter can be quite mild)
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  2. So if I put it outside during the whole winter, it being say 5 degrees one night, it will be fine?
  3. Smokehound714

    Smokehound714 Arachnoking Active Member

    Well, that might kill it lol. they burrow quite deep, so they escape the worst of it, just leave it be. it could be a juvenile, still. If you get them while they're young, you'll have them for far longer than a few months. Im sure they probably take a year or two to mature, considering how long my juvenile took to end premolt and finish molting
  4. I got the solifugid Friday, it is from Colorado and is TINY. It burrows deep in the container already. Do they get in any position at all for brumation? But I was saying like if for just one night, it went down that low, would it be ok? Thanks Smokehound. You have been a great help to me.
  5. Smokehound714

    Smokehound714 Arachnoking Active Member

    They completely bury themselves. To prepare for winter, they completely encapsulate themselves into a cell. Just leave it alone, and it'll be okay, you probably wont see it again until spring of next year, especially if it's a small juvenile.
  6. It has already completely buried itself. Should I put it outside then or leave it inside?
  7. Smokehound714

    Smokehound714 Arachnoking Active Member

    Just leave it inside, in a room that never gets heated, and it'll be just fine.
  8. Ok, yeah it is still barricaded in with no sign of coming out lol. I wonder if their care is sort of like vinegaroons? Every fall/winter they brumate and maybe molt during that time?
  9. Smokehound714

    Smokehound714 Arachnoking Active Member

    They come out at night. Resist the urge to dig it up with all your ability- it's probably gonna be in there until spring.
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  10. remainpositive

    remainpositive Arachnosquire

    I was up in Ahwatukee (Az obviously) by South Mountain yesterday and I sat in the dirt and got nipped by something that looked like Galeodes granti I was surprised they were actually roaming about still.
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  11. TylerFishman5675

    TylerFishman5675 Arachnosquire

    I think jumping spiders and solifuges have a comparable life span, yet jumping spiders are less common in the hobby.
  12. XxSpiderQueenxX

    XxSpiderQueenxX Arachnosquire

    Yes, I agree with zinto. While too big may not be good, this is WAY to small. The spider probably can barely move! You should upgrade it. Good lucky! :D
  13. 2458098

    2458098 Arachnopeon

    I agree but people seem to think insects dont care which is just neglect in my opinion
  14. Fox402

    Fox402 Arachnopeon

    8F79CCD5-5D99-4872-BB67-82AB7752C4FB.jpeg I didn’t realize how extensive of burrows these guys will make. The entire container (13” x 7.5”) has been burrowed through at one point or another. I constantly find him making new burrows and closing old ones off. Also, when I was in the desert getting soil to put in the container, I was amazed at how damp the soil was just a few inches down. I think these guys need more moisture than we realize. Just my observations.
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  15. 2458098

    2458098 Arachnopeon

    I had a pregnant camel spider and she laid her eggs but I cant find them anywhere in her enclosure, she has looked near death the whole day which was expected but I am just baffled on where the eggs are. Any ideas? She was wild caught and she 100% was pregnant
  16. Arthroverts

    Arthroverts Arachnoprince Active Member

    @2458098, she may have eaten them then.


  17. Smokehound714

    Smokehound714 Arachnoking Active Member

    They lay eggs in a cell they dig in clay. They generally die from the trauma as the eggs literally burst out all at once.
  18. kermitdsk

    kermitdsk Arachnosquire

    Be 100% sure she is death, Solifugae need months for a molt in that time they look like dead. That is a big mistake that people think they are dead but they are not always dead maybe just molting.
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