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PostSubject: Solifugae   5/31/2011, 2:16 pm

Anyone got any xp with these camel spiders? I would like to get one at some point this year. Are they readily available in the uk? They're funny little things.
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PostSubject: Re: Solifugae   5/31/2011, 2:23 pm

All i know is they are freaky little fudgers lol, our local store had one a few months ago they had got it in specially for someone so you must be able to get them, it was horrid lol nasty little thing nasty bite they have too apparently, i wouldnt want one eeeew

i could try contact the guy and ask were he got it? the shop is in canterbury kent.

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PostSubject: Re: Solifugae   5/31/2011, 2:33 pm

Is buying over the Internet alright? I mean safe for the animals? Kent is a wee bit far to go for a camel spider. Imagine it escaped on the train or whatever! Lol. I'd be like "noooo my
Camel spider!" but more seriously... Any info you could get on buying em would be cool.
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PostSubject: Re: Solifugae   5/31/2011, 2:39 pm

It would be posted like scorps and T's sobyou wouldn't need to travel will see if I have contact details for him and find out where he got it from Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Solifugae   5/31/2011, 2:46 pm

What was the one in the shop like? How much? I'd imagine they just care the same as a desert species scorpion right?
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PostSubject: Re: Solifugae   5/31/2011, 3:01 pm

Nope, you care for them like a desert scorp and they die.
No matter what you do, they die.
I've had quite a few over the years and 2-3 months is about as long as you can expect from any of them.
Awesome animals, I love them but they simply aren't worth the aggo.
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PostSubject: Re: Solifugae   5/31/2011, 3:13 pm

I was about to say I thought they was really hard to care for and die easily and I suppose it's true then Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Solifugae   5/31/2011, 3:34 pm

Ah that sucks dude I heard they don't live to long. Somebody must care for them successfully. What did you ones die from?
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PostSubject: Re: Solifugae   5/31/2011, 4:14 pm

i dont know anything about them just was in the shop when he was rehousing it for his mate and it was digging like mad horrible things lol

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PostSubject: Re: Solifugae   5/31/2011, 4:28 pm

Lol.

I keep reading they don't last long in captivity. Would still be cool to keep and watch. Maybe let it run around a bit. There's videos on YouTube of people picking them up. No problem. Suppose it depends on the beastie!
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PostSubject: Re: Solifugae   5/31/2011, 4:37 pm

They die
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PostSubject: Re: Solifugae   5/31/2011, 6:04 pm

I've heard of people having success keeping solfugids with a constant breeze on them. Also by keeping them at low temperatures, but it's all hear say and to my knowledge no one is very successful.
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PostSubject: Re: Solifugae   5/31/2011, 8:58 pm

They generally don't have long lifespans. Like a year (so I read) they also have powerful jaws and can chew their way through a plastic tank and supposedly ( find this hard to believe, bite through some metals. Their carnivores, seen a clip of One eating a rat! There's also A LOT of ridiculous info/stories about em. These things are so unique and interesting I'd like to have one even if it is only for a few months.
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PostSubject: Re: Solifugae   6/1/2011, 3:01 am

Yeah, they can bite good but no way can they chew through a plastic tank. They'll cut you open if they get a good hold but usually it's just a very painful bite.
I had one for 8 months once and thats the longest confirmed captive I've ever heard of. Most are around the month mark, some (quite a lot) are more like days.
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PostSubject: Re: Solifugae   6/1/2011, 8:43 am

I dunno what that dude was talking about then. He said one chewed a hole in it's box. Dunno what to believe with these. Half expecting someone to say "mine actually talked to me" lol. There's a lot of myth.


8 month sounds about right from what I've heard. Did you ever handle them? Got pics? What were you feeding the 8 month one and how did you care for him? You seem quite knowledgable on camel spiders. Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Solifugae   6/1/2011, 9:25 am

Got no pics mate, it was years ago I learned to not bother with them.
I had them all in large tubs with sand in about 8" deep. I put about 6" of sand in, wet it, tamped it down hard then when it dried put another 2-3" of dry on top so it was a lot looser.
They were all fed on crickets, pinkie mice, mantids etc...
I never handled them but a mate took a couple of good bites from one of them.
I also had a few rocks and lumps of wood half buried in the sand for them to climb over and dig under.
Every now and again I would tip water in one corner of the tank but never saw any of them drink.
Thats about it really.
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PostSubject: Re: Solifugae   6/1/2011, 11:05 am

Nice info. What were the bites on your mate like? I can get a wolf spider tomorrow. But I will check up on them before committing to purchase. They're pretty cool also.
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PostSubject: Re: Solifugae   6/1/2011, 11:26 am

1 bite cut into his thumb pretty deep, the others hurt quite a bit as far as I remember. Might've been more cuts but not sure.
Lycosa are cool, yeah. Fast as anything with a real nice attitude to go with it.
They cant climb clean glass or plastic so I never had lids on them. Only lost 1 and I'm pretty sure that climbed the silicone. Plastic tanks are pretty escape proof for them.
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PostSubject: Re: Solifugae   6/1/2011, 3:22 pm

So you'd recommend the wolf spider?
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PostSubject: Re: Solifugae   6/1/2011, 3:36 pm

If you like trues then yeah, nowt wrong with them. Personally I dont bother anymore with anything that isnt a "tarantula" or a scorpion.
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PostSubject: Re: Solifugae   6/1/2011, 3:36 pm

They dont live long enough.. Ts get like granny and granddaddy...
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PostSubject: Re: Solifugae   6/1/2011, 8:55 pm

I will pick the little guy up if it's not over priced or I miss out by the time I get there. They're kinda cute looking with those big eyes. Kinda like a zebra jumping spider. Which are very cool. Shame we don't get em here.
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