Tarantula Speed

Mojo Jojo

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How does the speed of a Haplaploma species or a Pternicholus species compare to that of a Psalamapoes species?

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I have no experience with Haplopelma but Psalmopoeus is faster then Pterinochilus from my observations.
 

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Both my Haplopelma and my Psalmopeus are probably too small to tell, but from what I've seen, the 1/2 inch H. lividum is faster by far than the 2" P. irminia that I have.

For what it's worth.

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looseyfur

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turbo

I wish I had the expierence to tell you , but I do know Turbo (my bloodleg ) is the fastest thing on 8 legs I have ever encountured.

shrugs-
loo
 

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good question....I have only had to chase down 2 out of the 3 species, so I'm not sure about the Haplopelma speed. I *do* know, however, that the P cambridgei, and the P murinus were FAST...
How fast, you ask?!
Well, good question, fast enough where I didn't think I was going to ever catch them. With the adrenaline pumping, don't know that I can objectively compare, they were both damn fast!
 

Joy

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Originally posted by Big Dragonfly
How does the speed of a Haplaploma species or a Pternicholus species compare to that of a Psalamapoes species?

Big Dragonfly
Interesting question! I'd vote for Psalmopoeus myself, but I think we need to take this out of the realm of speculation and get some hard evidence. Botar, can you borrow a radar gun? ;)

Joy
 

minax

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Very witty Joy!! thanks for the humor! That is a great idea! I have all three said species, and I believe that they have different types/varieties of speed. One may be quicker, the other slightly faster; maybe because of the variance of habitat? As a sprinter(former), there is a lot of different ways to be fast. Some people are quick, no top speed, others are the opposite. Then you have the genetic mutants who have both speed/quickness. Maybe the P.cambridgei has the best combination?:)
 

mebebraz

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the only thing faster than any of my t's when they are at full speed would have to be.......uh.........my hand!!!!!!!!
 

invertepet

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The two spiders I vote for fastest are:

Terrestrial: Any Ephebopus species, especially cyanognathus. I have *never* in 20 years of keeping spiders seen anything as fast or as long-winded (they can cover an entire room without stopping).

Arboreal: Stromatopelma calceatum. No question. These wicked things almost seem to teleport from place to place, they're so fast.

And here's the new one I just got in this morning!
 

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Joy

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Originally posted by invertepet
The two spiders I vote for fastest are:

Terrestrial: Any Ephebopus species, especially cyanognathus. I have *never* in 20 years of keeping spiders seen anything as fast or as long-winded (they can cover an entire room without stopping).

Arboreal: Stromatopelma calceatum. No question. These wicked things almost seem to teleport from place to place, they're so fast.

And here's the new one I just got in this morning!
I get it now: that striation on the legs is racing stripes ;)

Joy
 

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My Haplopelmas and P. irminia are all pretty speedy, but don't seem to have the endurance/speed combo that my E. rufescens has. I spent a very long 20 minutes chasing Poe around the room when he/she made a mad dash for freedom during a cleaning.
 

Chris

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My C. Paganus is the fastest I have worked with... LIGHTNING fast tarantula!!

My Seemani is quite a speedster too... havent had the pleasure of dealing with a skeleton T yet though, but who knows what Santa will bring me (or what I will order myself for Xmas I should say hehehe)

Thats the bitch about being a dealer... I spend more than I make on T's for myself!!
 

Kenny

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Hmmm,,,

Hi

My P.Irminia is really fast,,the Usambaras one can at least "see" moving , but the Irminia is kinda one-stop-frame move.

One second it sits "there" and next it is "over-there".:)

The movement inbetween doesn't show.
 
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