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LXDNG79
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PostSubject: My Spider collection   2/5/2009, 11:49 pm

Itís been a busy month. A yield from a herping trip a while back has compelled me to start my spider collection which consists primarily of Sparassids (Huntsman/Giant Crab Spiders).


The largest jar holds my Giant Green Huntsman Heteropoda boiei. This one has an impressive leg span as big as my hand. It has on occasion lept off my work table and taken flight across the hall to the living room sofa, making the job of transferring specimens a precarious affair indeed.

Probably the most adored hunstman on the market - the Hairy Orange Hunstman Thelcticopis modesta. A buddy of mine caught this for me on one of those herping expeditions I missed out on. How nice.


These Lichen Hunstman Pandercetus sp. are extremely difficult to catch. They are lighting fast and they effortlessly slip out of the slightest gaps when you try to cup them over on a tree trunk. Catching this one took team effort.


The enigma of my collection is this stunning Malaysian Black and Gold which, is at least to my understanding, is still undescribed by science even though it is available in the pet trade through various sources namely Botar. Neither huntsman nor tarantula, it belongs to the family Segestriidae (Tube-dwelling spiders).

When nudged they tend to creep very slowly but can suddenly sprint up a pair of 12 inch tweezers. Its sizable fangs are good cause to maintain considerable caution.

This beautiful little jem is Neosparassus sp. which I almost overlooked for a lynx spider. I've never seen such vivid coloration on a hunstman prior to this. Currently inhabiting the smallest receptacle, it makes up for its size with uncanny leaping ability. Another spring in a box for me to deal with.


Last but not least I have this unidentified trapdoor spider which I caught on my last trip back to Borneo. Lots of fun to feed.
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PostSubject: Re: My Spider collection   2/6/2009, 1:37 am

Beautiful specimens, if I may say so! Very Happy

I seriously need to join you guys on one of your herping trips . . . you put North American inverts to shame.

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PostSubject: Re: My Spider collection   2/6/2009, 2:47 am

nice collection bro..
i know u love native spiders..aha
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PostSubject: Re: My Spider collection   2/6/2009, 3:10 am

I really enjoyed the pics and your descriptions of each spider...very interesting. Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: My Spider collection   2/6/2009, 3:51 am

That green Huntsman is amazing. Nice photos and descriptions. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My Spider collection   2/6/2009, 11:53 am

wow, those are some STUNNING spiders! and yeah lol, I need to go on a herping trip with you guys as well sometime lol.

but how to smuggle them all on a plane... Chin Scratch
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PostSubject: Re: My Spider collection   2/6/2009, 11:55 am

Pretty cool....
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PostSubject: Re: My Spider collection   2/6/2009, 2:10 pm

Great pics man! Lovely spiders Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: My Spider collection   2/6/2009, 6:10 pm

I want that hairy orange! it's fantastic.

Awesome collection.
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PostSubject: Re: My Spider collection   2/7/2009, 1:17 am

That orange huntsman and the second-to-last spider are both freaking COOL !

Thanks for sharing Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My Spider collection   2/15/2009, 8:45 pm

wow , those are some outstanding looking spiders, especially the Malaysian Black and Gold( my favorite one) and the orange huntsman.

would love to get that black and gold.
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