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Stefan2209

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Hi everybody,

thanks for the kind replies, i´m really glad you like the pics!

Next to keeping spiders, i just love to take pics of them, as i can´t keep all of the species i´d like to just at the same time, this is a nice way for me to have a kind of "blog" of my spider history.

Maybe it´d be a good idea to share tricks on how to get good pics of spiders the easiest way? I already told you about that feeding-thing, maybe there are some more tips anybody would like to talk about?

@Dan: The H. immanis i´ve seen offered around here, are still quite small, something around 3. or. 4. instar. If your´s happen to be the same size, don´t mind about their speed, they´ll slow down a bit when they grow bigger. They´re still able to go lightning-fast, but they´re just more lazy in my experience, so taking pics should be a lot easier. I experienced the same with many other kinds of huntsmen, they´re more skittish, when they´re young.

@Steven: Thanks for that update! I´m really glad to see those around in europe now,too! From different pics i came to the idea that there´s apparently quite some different colour-forms of H. carolinensis around in the US, so i´m eager to see how the ones available in europe will look when they grow up.

@everybody: Feel free to post pics of each and every single non-t spider you might have around, i´m also interested in some us-native species. Also i´d find it quite interesting to have some kind of picture-documentary of the growth-cycles of different spiders (like in the Phoneutria thread).

Greetings,

Stefan
 

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Bump!

Hi again,

there had been recently some molts, so it´s time to give this thread a little update.

While the molt of the Peucetia is already some weeks ago, i didn´t post any pics of him so far...





Now on to the wolfes, my beloved "Seven" is still far ahead when it comes to aggressiveness, feeding and growth:







So much for now, there´re also news from the spitters but i have to take pics, before i´m able to post them.

Greetings,

Stefan
 

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News

Hello once again,

my beloved true tarantula eats like a pig, behaves like a wolf and to my delight, grows unbelievabely fast. Make room for Seven:

Note her leg undersides are turning yellow....





More than time for an update on the spitter. As i mentioned in the Ancylometes thread i had bad luck and lost nearly all of them but this one due to molting problems. Nevertheless, this one was the biggest from the beginning and is doing apparently fine. So enjoy:



 

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More News...

As some of you seem to be especially interested in the orange Malaysians, here are some more pics of one of my females. As the sac the other female built, got destroyed by her, unfortunately there´s no hope for slings in sight. However, i´ll try to get hold of a male and see what´ll develop...





More to come soon. Keep your eyes peeled, soon gonna get updated with never shown before species.... ;)

Greetings,

Stefan
 

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More....

Hi,

got some info on the malaysian Heteropodids: my bigger female which had built me the sac died last week. As i knew, german Sparassidae specialist Dr. Jäger from the Senckenberg Museum was interested in a dead specimen of this species for research purposes, so i gave him a mail to ask for how and where to send the carcass. We had some conversation and he stated this species is still undescribed! So don´t be surprised if you´ve never seen a species name on this spiders....

Since i changed prey the Scytodes has increased her growth-speed. Seems she´s getting adult soon, now she´s a bit more than 1 cm body-length and something around 4 cm legspan. As adults they´re said to have something around 5 cm legspan, so this won´t take too long. Can´t wait to breed this spiders...





See you soon...

Greetings,

Stefan
 

danread

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Great pics as usual Stefan!

How many of the Scytodes sp. do you have left?

Cheers,
 

Stefan2209

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Hi Dan,

thanks for the appreciation!

Unfortunately i had severe problems with bad moults due to feeding Drosophilas exclusively. From my 4 specimen i´ve got only one left. :mad:

Now i´ll wait till the lady (?) gets adult and then i´ve to take a look around for a suiting male.....

Greetings,

Stefan
 

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Some new additions

Hi,

as mentioned in another thread, i´m awfull busy with my job, so please forgive me in advance, when i´m not seen all to often as a writer on the board during the next months.

Nevertheless, i screen the board on a daily basis and i´m of course still in the "spider business", so don´t come to think there aren´t any note-worthy news at my site :D

Let´s start with some random additions, Sicarius spec. Chile:



Some juvi jumper, possibly Hyllus diardi from Thailand:





Some more fishing spiders, i´ve to admit, i come to like this particular genus more and more.... Ancylometes bogotensis, (sub-)adult female:



A. bogotensis, adult male:



Did i mention, i come to like the genus Ancylometes even more? Guess some of you will remember this sight, even one more Ancylometes spec. Oyapok:



That´s not all, i´ve got even more additions, but i´ve to take pics of them first, so you´ll have to be a lil patient with me. ;)

See you soon,

Stefan
 

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Hi again,

some more random updates: :D

Once more Hyllus diardi



Lycosa tarantula, still much growing to do...



Unidentified Ctenidae ssp.



This one for sure has a even worse attitude than the Phoneutria´s...



Another jumper, adult male of Plexippus paykulli



Adult female Damon diadema



Juvi Damon variegatus



So much for now, see ya soon.

Greetings,

Stefan
 

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Lycos tarantula are supposed to be the biggest spiders in Slovenia. I saw one last summer when I was on vacation in Croatia - beautifull - I kept it for a week and than I released it - masterfull hunter.
 

Stefan2209

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Hi,

did some maintenance, shot some pics, enjoy...

I like raising slings, so i thought, it´d be by time to make my own. Ancylometes bogotensis couple doing their thing, note the bridal bondage:



Hopefully there´s gonna be offsprings soon. For now, i´ve to stick to my Ancylometes spec. Oyapok slings. This one felt apparently quite comfortable on the tip of my index finger:



When it comes to "difficult to shoot", nothing beats jumping spiders. That´s why i´m particularly fond of my jumper pics. Once more, Hyllus diardi:



Coming to "killer-potential" nothing i´ve kept beats Scytodes spec., the jumpers follow on a close second place:





Happy Easter everybody!

Greetings,

Stefan
 

brigebane

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Awesome new animals there Stefan:clap: Those Acylometes are fascinating. I hope we can see these in the US hobby.
 

Stefan2209

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brigebane said:
Awesome new animals there Stefan:clap: Those Acylometes are fascinating. I hope we can see these in the US hobby.
Hi Jamison,

well......, there are several US-native species i´d just love to get hold of....

Maybe we should do some talking if i happen to have some slings in the future. ;)

Not the only species i mated over the last days....
Damon diadema:





Greetings,

Stefan
 
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