I don't know what the biggest is but I have some that are fairly large, 8 inches or so from tip of front leg to back leg.Originally posted by Justin
What is the biggest whip scopion you can get? and can any one give my care for giant tanzanian giant tailess whip scorpions. thanks.
Oh, okay.Originally posted by Justin
What is the biggest whip scopion you can get?
Thankyou, Alex! Where are the genus Acanthophrynus found?Originally posted by Alex S.
The largest amblypygids in the world are those of the genus Acanthophrynus, which can get up to 10" in leg-span and have nearly 20" whip-spans. They are not available in the hobby though.
Damon diadema is the species imported as the Tanzanian Giant Tailless Whipscorpion.
For once, I can beat Alex to it...They're ArachnidsOriginally posted by phoenixxavierre
And a stupid question for you, are they considered arachnids or insects? I thought they were arachnids but I have heard people say both. Thanks, Alex!
Awesome, Wade! Thankyou for clearing that up for me!Originally posted by Wade
For once, I can beat Alex to it...They're Arachnids
Apparently, there are new world species that are bigger than Damon, but they're said to do very poorly in captivity.
Do you know of any papers I can read to differentiate between the two? Is the difference in the two a simple one? It would be great to know if I have one, the other or both!Originally posted by Alex S.
Darn you Wade
They may look like insects as the front pair of legs are modified into feeling mechanisms, leaving the other three pairs of legs thicker and used for walking, but they are arachnids, as they are chelicerates and also have two body segments like the other Arachnida.
That's what was throwing me was the first two pair of legs!
The Acanthophrynus are found in Central American and northern South American caves. The species Acanthophrynus coronatus is the largest species known to be exact, and can take down frogs and lizards as large as its self for prey. They are amazing predators.
Gotta have a couple of those!!
As for Damon diadema and Damon variegatus, both species are probably imported, but Damon diadema is by far the most commonly imported. Both species look extremely similar.
Thankyou, Alex, yes that helps. Where would I find this information, Alex?Originally posted by Alex S.
Hey Paul, I do not know of any papers on them but the differences are very small. Their location within Tanzania is also different. Most likely you have Damon diadema, as overall, that really is the only Damon species imported. Hope that helped
Kewl!Originally posted by Ravnos
There seems to be really very little information on Damon species out there. I got a captive born baby, in hopes that I can get some 'technical support'.