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#430016 - 02/09/12 03:44 PM My First Tarantula Sighting in SP
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This fellow was on stage with one of my singers last night. Told the singer to keep singing and not turn around, and swept it off the stage. Fun moment! laugh
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#430020 - 02/09/12 04:17 PM Re: My First Tarantula Sighting in SP [Re: KaraokeJoe]
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Sweet! You can check that one off your lifelist!

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#430028 - 02/09/12 05:05 PM Re: My First Tarantula Sighting in SP [Re: Bear]
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Bear - Ironically, that's almost word-for-word what I said! laugh
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#430029 - 02/09/12 05:22 PM Re: My First Tarantula Sighting in SP [Re: KaraokeJoe]
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At least you didn't scream like a little girl.
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#430040 - 02/09/12 07:24 PM Re: My First Tarantula Sighting in SP [Re: seashell]
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Or at least if I did, it was covered by the sound system...
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#430041 - 02/09/12 07:30 PM Re: My First Tarantula Sighting in SP [Re: KaraokeJoe]
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Originally Posted By: KaraokeJoe
Bear - Ironically, that's almost word-for-word what I said! laugh


"bucket list" being the alternate? lmao! grin

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#430073 - 02/10/12 02:14 AM Re: My First Tarantula Sighting in SP [Re: Bear]
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Thats a mature male Brachypelma vagans, commonly known as a Mexican Red Rump. I see the males every year when we're on AC. The males wander around once they are mature looking for females to mate with while the females usually don't stray far from their burrow and are much less likely to be seen. You can tell it's a male by the small hooks or spurs that are under the two front legs. The males use these to engage the fangs of the females during mating so they can complete their business before the female makes a meal of them.
There are about eight species of tarantula in Belize and Brachypelma vagans are found pretty much country wide. I have yet to find any other species on AC although I keep looking.
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#430109 - 02/10/12 02:42 PM Re: My First Tarantula Sighting in SP [Re: Eskimo]
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Thanks Eskimo, it's always a good thing to learn more about the world around us. And I think we men can all learn a lesson from, "You can tell it's a male by the small hooks or spurs that are under the two front legs. The males use these to engage the fangs of the females during mating so they can complete their business before the female makes a meal of them." laugh
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#430128 - 02/10/12 03:23 PM Re: My First Tarantula Sighting in SP [Re: KaraokeJoe]
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#430155 - 02/10/12 04:16 PM Re: My First Tarantula Sighting in SP [Re: Eskimo]
Phil Offline
Originally Posted By: Eskimo
Thats a mature male Brachypelma vagans, commonly known as a Mexican Red Rump. I see the males every year when we're on AC. The males wander around once they are mature looking for females to mate with while the females usually don't stray far from their burrow and are much less likely to be seen. You can tell it's a male by the small hooks or spurs that are under the two front legs. The males use these to engage the fangs of the females during mating so they can complete their business before the female makes a meal of them.
There are about eight species of tarantula in Belize and Brachypelma vagans are found pretty much country wide. I have yet to find any other species on AC although I keep looking.


lol..............not for the feint hearted amongst you - which includes me!!!

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