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Wild Aphonopelma in Southern California

Discussion in 'Field Trips (Natural Habitats)' started by GQ., Nov 5, 2006.

  1. dtknow

    dtknow Arachnoking Old Timer

    Southernstyle: Just ask around. Doesn't have to be any particular nature person as the males are pretty conspicious when they cross roads.

    GQ: Do you have vinegaroons or anything else in your area in SoCal?
  2. cacoseraph

    cacoseraph ArachnoGod Old Timer

    in southern CA there are about 10-15 species of Aphonopelma tarantula, another 10-15 non-theraphosidae mygalomorphae spiders, hundreds of true spider species, something like 15 species and subspecies of scorpions, 4-5 species of giant centipedes, pepsis or hemipepsis wasps, dozens or hundreds of ant species, dozens or hundreds of stone centipedes...

    it's might expensive to live out here.... but WELL worth it!

    check out this thread for links to google image searches for a lot of the non-thera myg's in CA
  3. Ewok

    Ewok Arachnoangel

    wow you are lucky to have all those tarantula and scorpion species out there in CA!

    WYSIWYG SpiderLoco Old Timer

    Aphonopelma eutylenum Sling

    I have what is supposedly a captive bred aphonopelma eutylenum sling I bought about 6 or 7 YEARS ago. It is still a sling after all this time. I rarely see it eat, but it's growing and its abdomen is pretty hefty. He/she is getting ready to molt again. It's maybe an inch now, but it was only only about 1/8 of an inch when I first bought it. I'd heard they are really slow growers, but I didn't expect to still have a sling after all this time. :p

    Would be cool if it turned out to be female. :)
  5. 7 years and is still a sling? thats crazy
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