Swimming Tarantulas

Alonso99

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Anyone else have pics of their swimmer T's. My H.Gigas loves the water.
 

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Funny Caption:He bill the waters come on in! The Waters fine!
 

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Hmm, it sure looks like someone tossed it in :)

EDIT : to clarify, i'm not accusing you or anything, I was just seeing it just looked funny
 
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Alonso99

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Ok People

Here is a picture of it going inside to you incredolous peeps. You be the judge
 

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hey Vys

I recommend you try pick up an H.gigas and toss it iniside water its the safest of things. LOL
 

chaset

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Its not so far fetched

I have heard of H. Gigas's swimming abilitys before, and there are other spiders who spend most of there lives under water such as
Argyroneta Aquatica, (European Water Spider) I personally would love one of these in a fish tank.

http://www.naturegrid.org.uk/biodiversity/invert/spiderw.html

Also lots of other spiders have the ability to walk on Water
 

Vys

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Re: Ok People

Originally posted by Alonso99
Here is a picture of it going inside to you incredolous peeps. You be the judge
Great, now it looks like you killed it and threw it in :D No seriously, that's pretty fascinating, for them to willingly go bathing like that. Your first pic gave an unhindered illusion of a tall glass or something.
 

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i still think that is one awesome t alonso, maybe i should order an adult h. gigas, hope the one i have is a female, hey does she eat crickets or just ignore them?----Jeff
 

Alonso99

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hey

She ignores crickets if not hungry when shes really hungry she eats em, but takes fuzzies and pinkies much better.
 

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swimmers

I don't have a pic, but my P. fortis loves to swim in the water dish. She is in there or heading for it almost half the time I look at her.

-Jeremy
 

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swimmers

I don't have a pic, but my P. fortis loves to swim in the water dish. She is in there or heading for it almost half the time I look at her.

-Jeremy
 

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Everyone who posted in this thread so far : kickass pics. The gigas' uncle tought her everything she knows. :D
 

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Well, after seeing these pics I will not worry anymore that my two new H.gigas slings are too damp. I had heard that they liked it really humid and so I set them up with damper than usual substrate and a water dish (milk jug caps) in clear square plastic containers with only 12 small holes in the lids. It gets pretty steamy in there but they seem really happy. Made multi-tunnel burrows already.

Gail
 

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Originally posted by King_Looey
Just had to post this pic
That's such a nice pic! I just love avics..what kind is that?
I can't surf around looking for pictures to compare with because of my &*^##$@^&% quota, to express it mildly, so I can just fish in my haphazard visual memory..A. Geroldi? Minatrix?

I've never seen my Avic lady in her watertray, but sometimes I find she's passed dung in it. Would she do this standing on the edge, or.. ?
 
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Wade

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The pic King Looey posted was taken by Mark Moffett and appeared in National Geographic, vol.190, no. 3 (September 1996). It accompanied the article "Tarantulas" by Richard Coniff. A great article, with great pics.

It's A. urticans.

Wade
 

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Is its weight actually being supported by nothing but water tension, a la Water Strider?
 
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