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Megaphobema robustum

Discussion in 'Megaphobema' started by CEC, May 20, 2017.

  1. CEC

    CEC Active Member

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    Adult Female

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    Good lord she's a monster! Does she show herself much?
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    No, but I caught her out so I snapped some pics. I usually take my spiders out for pics but she was mated so I tried to not disturb her too much.

    Her boyfriend on the right...
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    Megaphobema robustum Adult Female
    Barbs on Leg IV Metatarsus

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    Wow. I've heard that this species has barbs but I guess I figured they were just extra prickly urticating hairs. This is pretty intense. Have you ever been stuck by them?
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    No but she'd like to. She does what has been appropriately named "the cartwheel of death" Lol Followed by biting anything she lands on. Unusual defensive behavior as far as what I'm use to with my classic threat postured arboreals.
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