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Amblypygi in da house!

Discussion in 'Invertebrate Pet Talk' started by Penny, Jun 1, 2018.

  1. Penny

    Penny New Member

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    Hello friends,

    I got an amblypygi about a month ago, it molted almost immediately! (see Picture)
    I love it, it is such a unique creature :)
    I know the care basics, but was wondering if other arachnid enthusiasts here have more experience with amblypygids, i.e. how to sex them?

    Thank you!

    Penny

    Alastor_Amblipigy_Molt.jpg
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    Dave Jay Well-Known Member

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    I know little about them, I just wanted to say "how cool!!!" :)
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    MassExodus Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I would refer you to

    Breeding the World's Largest Living Arachnid: Amblypygid (Whipspider) Biology, Natural History, and Captive Husbandry
    Book by Orin McMonigle

    This is a smart feller. I kept three (bought as adult )Damon variegatus, they lived out their lives in my care, for three years or a little more. Big water dish, lots of upright bark, plastic plant cover, and I misted once a week. Adults may or may not cohabitate peacefully, be warned. Different species though, I think?
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