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 Post subject: Amblypygi
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:58 am 
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Does anyone in the US have Damon medius or other less common species at present?


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 Post subject: Re: Amblypygi
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:52 pm 
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Totally unrelated to this post I was able to acquire a few Phrynus barbadensis. It's a fantastic species.


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 Post subject: Re: Amblypygi
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:44 pm 
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I wish I had more of these awesome little guys, just have my two Damon diadema at present. Hoping to pick up some more species this summer.

I'd love to see some photos of Phrynus barbadensis if you've got any!


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 Post subject: Re: Amblypygi
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:35 pm 
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The P. barbadensis have a whipspan of 8" max vs. 4.5" max for P. marginemaculatus (measurements based on specimens in hand, not theory). They look similar but bulkier and adult females are much darker. A full-grown P. marginemaculatus including all its appendages could fit inside the prosome of a full-grown P. barbadensis. Not as huge as Damon but very different looking and a beauty.


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 Post subject: Re: Amblypygi
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:46 pm 
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Interesting! Judging by the name I'd guess they originate from Barbados?


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 Post subject: Re: Amblypygi
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Orin, as you know I did once briefly have D. medius. They died not too long after I got them, not sure if it was a result of them being delicate or if they were already in bad shape when I got them. I hope the species makes it into the hobby again as they were pretty spectacular, bigger than D. diadema and with very long spiny pediplaps!

Exiting to hear of a new species entering the hobby! Good luck with the P. barbadensis!

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 Post subject: Re: Amblypygi
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:23 pm 
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Hi Wade,
I didn't mention my Heterophrynus batesii? http://www.arachnoboards.com/ab/attachm ... 1347430863
This little guy I reared up from second instar.


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 Post subject: Re: Amblypygi
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:26 pm 
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http://www.arachnoboards.com/ab/attachm ... 1347732848
Maybe I shouldn't say this is his sister. I have extras of these I'd trade for something new no matter how small including Phrynus operculatus from TX or Phrynichus sp. that have come in labeled as Damon a few times but are smaller and don't have so many palp spines.


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 Post subject: Re: Amblypygi
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:32 pm 
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Wade Harrell wrote:

Exiting to hear of a new species entering the hobby! Good luck with the P. barbadensis!

Wade

Phrynus barbadensis arrived in 2009 (I actually picked up a small, damaged pair at the ATS conference, sort of, through BIC) and in late 2009 someone had 2nd instars for sale. I only found out these had been imported again earlier last year maybe a month ago. Armed with greater knowledge of the species and far better stock (2:2 relatively health vs. 1:1/2) I'm hoping to see some success.


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 Post subject: Re: Amblypygi
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Wow, great stuff! I wish I had something good to trade :)


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 Post subject: Re: Amblypygi
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:56 pm 
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bigger is better! Acanthophrynus sp. Jalisco Mexico.

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 Post subject: Re: Amblypygi
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:30 pm 
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What is the scale on those?!



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 Post subject: Re: Amblypygi
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:42 am 
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Wow, those are beautiful!!


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 Post subject: Re: Amblypygi
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:45 pm 
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Christian Elowsky wrote:
What is the scale on those?!


massive, that is what they are!


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 Post subject: Re: Amblypygi
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:47 pm 
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and you don't want to get pinched bij them!

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 Post subject: Re: Amblypygi
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:04 am 
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I am practically drooling on my keyboard, that's one of the most incredible animals I've ever seen. Where are they from?


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 Post subject: Re: Amblypygi
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:16 pm 
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these we found last November/ December in Colima/ Jalisco Mexico.


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 Post subject: Re: Amblypygi
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:19 pm 
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Thanks for the info and pictures Eddy. What a great find!


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 Post subject: Re: Amblypygi
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:59 pm 
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metallica wrote:
these we found last November/ December in Colima/ Jalisco Mexico.

I sent you a personal message with some questions about these maybe a week ago but it's still in my out box (unread). Let me know if your pm is disabled somehow. I'm working on a large, hardcover amblypygid book and would be interested in finding out a little more about the natural behavior. This is not a featured species in the book but it is mentioned since it is supposed to occur in the US.


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 Post subject: Re: Amblypygi
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:43 pm 
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sorry for the delay, i answered your mail!

cheers

Eddy


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