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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

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    Sure thing, but it's not very exciting though. She is currently living in a vase on my dinner-table.
    Always popular when guests ask why I have soil and dry leaves in a vase. This topic usually rises during dinner, but no one has lost his/her appetite up until now, lol.
     

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  2. WithCerberus

    WithCerberus Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Not exciting?!? That is such a cool idea. By far the coolest kitchen decoration I have ever seen. I may have to steal your idea when I get my Gorgyrella sp. Although my girlfriend may not be so excited about it. Oh well right {D
    Bobby
     
  3. chris73

    chris73 Arachnoknight

    I know this is an old thread, but WOW! Great stuff! How is that spider doing?
     
  4. cacoseraph

    cacoseraph ArachnoGod Old Timer

    oh great... now the trap door itch is back... must get trap... door....

    awesome movie, thanks a lot
     
  5. Arach-attack

    Arach-attack Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Thanks for the video. :clap:
     
  6. prang11

    prang11 Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Thats amazing. sweet video, keep them coming.
     
  7. conipto

    conipto ArachnoPrincess Old Timer

    Awesome vid.

    Bill
     
  8. Predator

    Predator Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Thats just plain cool.
     
  9. siucfi

    siucfi Arachnobaron Old Timer

    That was awsome I may have to invest in one of them!
     
  10. Anthony

    Anthony Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Very good and thank you.
     
  11. P. Novak

    P. Novak ArachnoGod Old Timer

    very old thread, i must say the vid is sooo awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

    now i cant wait till i get my trapdoors!!! ahhh


    hows the spider doing now?
     
  12. parabuthus

    parabuthus Arachnodemon Old Timer

    Awesome video :clap:.
     
  13. Tarantula_Hawk

    Tarantula_Hawk Arachnobaron Old Timer

    REALLY REALLY REALLY COOL MAN :clap:
     
  14. danfekar

    danfekar Arachnosquire Old Timer

    8 years have passed, and I figured it was time for an update :D

    This lady is still going strong. I bought her in february 2002, so it'a approaching ten years in my care. She has molted once as far as I know (probably several times, but i've only observed the shed exuvium once), but has not grown noticeably in size.

    This short clip was shot a couple of months ago - download.
     
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  15. catfishrod69

    catfishrod69 Arachnoemperor

    very cool stuff. that's crazy to have her that long, for a true spider. i got one that was five years old, and had to rehouse her, and once i did she wouldnt reburrow. she just sat around and died. now i have a red and black Gorgyrella sp. the red eats very well, and the black one never eats. i love looking down their burrows at how the lining of the burrow looks. thanks for an amazing update.
     
  16. terancheped42

    terancheped42 Arachnosquire

    awesome videos i would love to have a trap door spider sometime but i like spiders that i can see lol
     
  17. danfekar

    danfekar Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Thx, yes I'm amazed that she's still with me. Even though they're mygalomorphs, hence not true spiders, but still wouldn't expect her to last this long. I think it was touch and go for about two months last year when she refused to feed and burrow, and got weaker by the day. Suddenly she just had a change of mind and made her den.
    I don't see the problem. You see it everytime you feed it. Just make sure you don't blink :D
     
  18. Awesome videos, pictures, and information! Bravo sir!:clap:

    ~Dano
     
  19. Oreo

    Oreo Arachnocookie

    Maybe your black spidey lives on the despair of the critters you toss in there...these trapdoors look quick!
     
  20. danfekar

    danfekar Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Got my hands on a cheap 120fps point and shoot, and fortunately the spider was up for a snack. It looks like the meal almost gets away this time, but she reels it in anyway. Clip here :)
     
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