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Trip to Khao Sok National Park, Thailand.

Discussion in 'Field Trips (Natural Habitats)' started by AlanMM, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. AlanMM

    AlanMM Arachnobaron Old Timer

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    On a trip to Khao Sok National Park in Thailand I saw this species of tarantula.
    I think they may be Coremiocnemis species. Anyone has an idea on this what subspecies it may be? Coremiocnemis normally comes from Malaysia, but Khao Sok is situated close to the Malaysian border (+/- 150 km/100 miles).

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    Last edited: Dec 17, 2009
  2. i don't know what it is but i want it!

    i'm planning on going to thailand next year, is this park anywhere near bangkok?
     
  3. LovePets

    LovePets Arachnosquire

    OMG,this is one of the most beautiful spiders I've ever seen. :eek:
    Nice trip :D
     
  4. AlanMM

    AlanMM Arachnobaron Old Timer

    No, that park is far from Bangkok. The park is in the south near the Malaysian border.
     
  5. we were also planning on spending some time in phuket... i guess i'll have to do some research before i go. were they difficult to find? or all over the place?
     
  6. Scourge

    Scourge Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Very nice species! I would think that it might be Chilobrachys sp.
     
  7. AlanMM

    AlanMM Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Also these ones:

    Scolopendra subspinipes (20 - 25cm):
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    And a Scutigera sp. (big one, 18 cm)
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  8. AlanMM

    AlanMM Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Ok, thanks to Dr. John I now know this tarantula is a Chilobrachys sp.
     
  9. seanbond

    seanbond Arachnoking Old Timer

    i concur, and a very nice one at that.
     
  10. AlanMM

    AlanMM Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Heteropoda davidbowie:

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  11. I love those Heteropoda davidbowies and that Chilobrachys sp. is gorgeous! The Scutigera sp. on the other hand is one of my worst nightmares. :cool:
     
  12. Regali$

    Regali$ Arachnosquire

    Where do i get oneeeee?


    edit: no seriously, are these in the hobby??? has anyone ever seen these for sale???
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2009
  13. AlanMM

    AlanMM Arachnobaron Old Timer

    I have seen H. davidbowie in the hobby... here in Europe... but rarely.
     
  14. Anthony Straus

    Anthony Straus Arachnobaron

    I WANT ONE!!:drool:
     
  15. Phalagorn

    Phalagorn Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Nice pictures and a very interesting Chilobrachys sp. you found.

    I along with my team will travel down to Thailand for the third consecutive year,
    We have organized expeditions to Thailand in search of new species of tarantulas and other invertebrates.
    This gathering of samples (to send to taxonomist if it turns out to be some new species), to launch various breeding projects and adding new species to the hobby.
    Images from our projects, you can see on our website: http://kryp.smugmug.com/Travels

    I wonder if you would like to tell us more about Chilobrachys sp. you found? Were in Khao Sok National Park did you find it?, I guess you went through the main entrance Headquarter, but which trail you went through the national park? Do you have any more precise localities to share?

    If you do not want to answer here on the forum in public, you can either send a private message or an e-mail to me.

    Grateful for answers

    /Best regards, Stefan Phalagorn Bergström
    www.kryp.smugmug.com
     
  16. metallica

    metallica Arachnoking Old Timer

    so you have collecting and export permits to collect in a national park?

    could you share how one goes about in getting one? i would like to collect samples too next year!
     
  17. Phalagorn

    Phalagorn Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Hello Eddy

    Yes we have, I can share some information for you how to get permits. it's fairly easy to get the export permit, but it's take time. The permit are valid 6 months.

    But it´s more tricky to get the collecting permits for National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries or Non-hunting areas. You must have some relation to researchers, professors or similar. Or other good connections with the locals, Im half Thai and I can speak the language, which helped me a lot.

    I can send you all the information how to get permits if you in return helps me with interesting tarantula localities in Thailand. ;)
     
  18. metallica

    metallica Arachnoking Old Timer

    please do!

    cheers

    Eddy
     
  19. Phalagorn

    Phalagorn Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Check you e-mail

    Best regards, Stefan Phalagorn Bergström
     
  20. Elleken

    Elleken Arachnoknight

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    Man I am jealous of your trips Phalagorn. They look like you had some amazing times. I would love to be able to do that.
     
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