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Something very different and unique from Peru

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by josh_r, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. bugguy1

    bugguy1 Arachnosquire Old Timer

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    Josh...thanks so much for sharing this with us! It is all very exciting and I cannot wait to hear new updates!
     
  2. josh_r

    josh_r Arachnoprince


    Frywulf, if you are referring to the Bothrops in my flickr account, it is Bothrops pictus. Jergon de la costa as they are called by the locals. If you run the mouse over each picture, the names should pop up.

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    You are very welcome :)
     
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  3. Fyrwulf

    Fyrwulf Arachnosquire

    Never heard of the species. Thanks for furthering my knowledge base.
     
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    Fyrwulf Arachnosquire

  5. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

  6. Fyrwulf

    Fyrwulf Arachnosquire

    As to the latter, yes. And he's stated previously that the locals call them chicken spiders.
     
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  7. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

    Ah, I see. thanks for that!
     
  8. josh_r

    josh_r Arachnoprince

    Yeah, I had read a similar article some time ago. It is very interesting! would be neat to have a large female and a frog or 2 in a display setup! I'll never do it though!
     
  9. josh_r

    josh_r Arachnoprince

    For those of you followin this thread, my friend and I have started building the breeding room for the sp. red wing and Hapalotremus. Here are a few photos. This project is my friends baby. I am just helping him get it built and getting spiders to breed. Time frame for permits and exportation will all depend on him. But here are some photos of one wall that we got done.

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    Lets hope this project gets rolling fast from here!

    JOsh
     
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  10. awiec

    awiec Arachnoprince

    Most excellent, I'm curious though, do you have some sort of air circulation going on in that set up? I don't mean to be a pest just am curious to know how to make these species happy in case the project is successful and are exported to the states.
     
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  11. Driller64

    Driller64 Arachnosquire

    You should put some slings up for sale here as soon as you can, I want one ;)
     
  12. awiec

    awiec Arachnoprince

    Patience, they have to get the animals first, you'll probably will be in college by the time there is any slings to have paper work done on.
     
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  13. This is so exciting! I'm looking forward to hearing more about them in the future!
     
  14. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer


    Josh- what prompted you to make the substrate have an angle?? Looks interesting, most people just have the sub parallel with the bottom of container.

    LED lights?
     
  15. Slimdean

    Slimdean Arachnopeon

    Prob to simulate raising elevation of the mountains . Not every T likes it Florida flat lol
     
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  16. josh_r

    josh_r Arachnoprince

    The reason we made a slant from front to back is for visual appeal and more so, for the spiders. If the soil level was just flat, we would not be able to put very much dirt in the terrariums and the spiders would not be able to dig. You see, these terrariums are front opening and the soil dam is only about 5cm tall, so the slant to the back allows for a much deeper substrate to the back side to allow for lots of digging room.

    The lights are indeed LED lights that I wired and built myself. I really hope my friend is successful with this project and can get the permits!

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    In the pictures, you can see the blue screen vents. They are large enough to allow sufficient air flow. These spiders are very tolerant of dry conditions, so they do not need to be soaked constantly. A good misting or flooding the burrow is sufficient after the substrate has dried and the water gets absorbed into the soil and the spiders are content. My friend has set a goal to be successful with these spiders and get them into the hobby. He has many connections in exportation as that is the field he currently works in (with avocados) so I am sure he will make it work in the future.
     
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  17. soundsmith

    soundsmith Arachnopeon

    I want one! I hope you guys are successful with the requirements to export, these look awesome and a new species is always welcome to the hobby.
     
  18. Psyrocke

    Psyrocke Arachnopeon

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    I also want one of these lil cuties when they become available..love the markings. And red and black are my favorite colors! The adult pic kinda reminds me of if Ghost Rider was a tarantula and I love it :).
     
  19. sdsnybny

    sdsnybny Arachnogeek Arachnosupporter

    Any update on this project?
     
  20. josh_r

    josh_r Arachnoprince

    My friend recently got a new job that has been keeping him very busy, so he hasn't had time to advance the project lately. We still need to finish the spider room before he can apply for permits.
     
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