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 Post subject: Re: Damon ???
PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:51 am 
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Okay, another question: is tailless whipscorpion pre-molt behavior similar to that of tarantulas? I can't seem to find much (or anything) on the subject, but my larger diadema has been lethargic the past few days and is looking rather plump compared to what he looked like when I first got him. Should I be anticipating a molt at this point, or is something wrong with him?


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 Post subject: Re: Damon ???
PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:34 am 
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I guess my hunch about a molt being near was correct, because last night he molted! Unfortunately I missed it, but he made it out just fine and his antenniform leg has regenerated nicely. Here's a pic of my boy in his new "clothes":

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He's a beauty. I find that as my adults get old I almost always lose them in a molt. They're in the exact same cages they went through previous molts so I'm guessing they just get too weak to molt in old age.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:41 am 
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Thanks, I love him. More picspam:

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That's a shame about losing them, I worried and worried about this one making it out of the molt and fortunately he did. Now I'm just waiting on my little one, I've had it since the beginning of August and no molt yet. It's dark and fat though!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 3:45 am 
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Sorry to keep double and triple posting in this thread, there's just so much amblypygid-goodness to share! Right after I mentioned I was waiting for the little one to molt, it did. Ah, the power of suggestion. ;)

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Those pedipalps certainly grew. It's in "hunting mode" with them all stretched out right now, they're so long!


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 Post subject: Re: Damon ???
PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:36 am 
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E&A: How long did yours typically live?

In regards to temperature-I lost mine when the heating in my house was turned off when my folks were away and it dropped somewhere in the low 50's. A singapore blue I had at the time survived ok...but the Damon did not make it.(however, they were also in a more exposed position on the rack).


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From hatching to death is seldom more than four years.


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 Post subject: Re: Damon ???
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:12 pm 
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Four years is also the minimum.


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JenJen. I appreciate your continuing postings. Double or Triple. Its nice to see a thread continue to provide info!

These look prehistoric in a way to me. anyone know how far back do they go?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:40 am 
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According to wikipedia they date back to the Carboniferous period, so not only are they prehistoric, they're older than the dinosaurs. :)

Also my apologies to a fellow conference attendee, I said that I thought my amblypygid molted a week after I got him but it was actually two months. I'm clearly losing all concept of time.


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JenJen wrote:
According to wikipedia they date back to the Carboniferous period, so not only are they prehistoric, they're older than the dinosaurs. :)

Also my apologies to a fellow conference attendee, I said that I thought my amblypygid molted a week after I got him but it was actually two months. I'm clearly losing all concept of time.


When you're discussing animals which are hundreds of millions of years old... a week or 37 really does not matter.



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 Post subject: Re: Damon ???
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:41 pm 
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When you're discussing animals which are hundreds of millions of years old... a week or 37 really does not matter.


:lol: True.

And before I forget (again) and since it's related to the topic, here's one of my other amblypygi:

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The stories are true, that is one very fine piece of ink! Thank you for loading it up!!



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Ditto. I am currently ink-free, but that is fantastic!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:13 pm 
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Thanks guys, it was a combination of textbook illustrations and pictures of my big male D. diadema (and an incredible tattoo artist) that produced this. I'm stuck in this hobby forever now. :)


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