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Zoropsis spinimana

Discussion in 'Other Spiders & Arachnids' started by mromero92, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. mromero92

    mromero92 Arachnopeon

    I recently ID'd a spider that i have been finding here in sunnyvale CA for as long as i can remember. I believe them to be Zoropsis spinimana which are an invasive species from the Mediterranean. I contacted an entomologist at the california academy of sciences about it. im taking pictures tomorow and was wondering if anyone wanted to see them?
  2. interested.
  3. Rick McJimsey

    Rick McJimsey Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Hey, it's the dude from mainroom!
    Yes, I'm interested in pics.
  4. Tarantula_Hawk

    Tarantula_Hawk Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Hehe, we've got lots of them here. Awesome spider in my opinion. :D
  5. I have 1 male and 2 females here. Pretty cool spiders, mine are from France.
  6. mromero92

    mromero92 Arachnopeon

    here are the pics i took. sorry if they are a little blurry.



  7. Tarantula_Hawk

    Tarantula_Hawk Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Yea, definitely her. So you're saying there are lots of them where you live?
  8. mromero92

    mromero92 Arachnopeon

    oh yes there are lots here. every year around this time we find large numbers of them inside our house. they are pretty cool spiders and are great eaters too.
  9. Tarantula_Hawk

    Tarantula_Hawk Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Nice stuff. Very common in houses, the main nightmare for aracnophobics who feel safe inside their bedrooms. {D
    Here's the female im keeping at the moment:
  10. h55d

    h55d Arachnopeon

    Does anyone have some tips on how to keep them? My sister rescued a juv one one week ago and I kept it since. Poor thing has 2 broken legs.

    I've put mine in a small faunarium at room temperature, put a small layer of substrate and branches and stuff to make a decor and places to climb and hide, and it looks very active at night! I've been feeding it baby crickets and they don't last long until Zoro finds them. I'm interested in your setups!
  11. Arthroverts

    Arthroverts Arachnoprince Active Member

    @h55d, you might have better luck starting your own thread to ask this question, as this thread is 10 years old and the original poster hasn't been on here in 9.


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