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Trapdoor video (Gorgyrella sp.)

Discussion in 'Other Spiders & Arachnids' started by danfekar, Mar 7, 2004.

  1. danfekar

    danfekar Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Just a short video of my Gorgyrella sp catching a mealworm. Not the best framerate or quality, but they sure are cool spiders :D

    - download here -

    Dan J
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 29, 2012
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  2. Critterfarm

    Critterfarm Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Neat! Thanks for taking the time to share that one

    PS - My son says you're the coolest and now wants a trapdoor lol
  3. Steven

    Steven pede-a-holic Old Timer

    very intresting video !!!

    nice :}
  4. MacCleod

    MacCleod Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Nice video :eek:
  5. genious_gr

    genious_gr Arachnoangel Old Timer

    :eek: :eek:

    Thats priceless....
    People rarely see them hunt and you got a video?!?!?!!!

    Now I must get one :-\
  6. Venom

    Venom Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Great video! Especially the slow-motion rendering!
  7. Betty

    Betty Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Great video - that is one fast spider! :p
  8. It' s only incredible ;)
  9. JohnxII

    JohnxII Avicoholic Old Timer

    Tagged for later viewing...
  10. danfekar

    danfekar Arachnosquire Old Timer

    More trapdoor action - video

    This video is of even worse quality than my last one, but shot from a slightly different angle.

    Again showing my Gorgyrella sp. catching a mealworm.

    - download here -
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2005
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  11. Dark

    Dark Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Nice video.

  12. xanderTluv

    xanderTluv Arachnoknight

    I can't get my trap door to burrow, and build its door. Any tips? Suggestions?
  13. Dark

    Dark Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Take the trapdoor spider out of the tank and dig a hole for the trapdoor spider. It will settle in the hole and build a trpdoor. I tried it.It worked very well.

  14. xanderTluv

    xanderTluv Arachnoknight

    I tried that. It just came out and filled in the hole. lol I guess if I keep doing it, it may get the hint. All my tarantulas take well to the burrows I pre-dig for them. I will just keep trying.
  15. danfekar

    danfekar Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Trapdoor - burrow insection

    This picture is from an insection of my Gorgyrella sp. trapdoor's burrow.

    I was going to move her anyway because of an outbreak of mold, and I really wanted to see what the insides of her sweet home looked like. After some careful digging and even more careful cutting with scissors, this is what I saw.

    The burrow is 105mm from latch to bottom, lined with fine silk.


    This is the lady herself:


    Dan J
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2005
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  16. WithCerberus

    WithCerberus Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Those are some gorgeous pics. That must have taken quite some time to do that so carefully. What is the body length on that beauty?

  17. Tanguito

    Tanguito Arachnopeon

    Great pics, thank you a lot for sharing your work.
  18. WithCerberus

    WithCerberus Arachnoknight Old Timer

    what camera do you use by the way?
  19. danfekar

    danfekar Arachnosquire Old Timer

    She currently has a bodylength of 27 mm.

    I use a Nikon CP 995.
  20. WithCerberus

    WithCerberus Arachnoknight Old Timer

    She is about the same size as my trapdoors then. Can you take some pics of the enclosure that you have her in? I really like seeing other people's set ups. I'll post some of mine when I get home today.
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