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Found a roaming tarantula

Discussion in 'General Tarantula Discussion' started by Mrzellama, Jan 11, 2019 at 7:06 PM.

  1. Mrzellama

    Mrzellama New Member

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    Anyone have any idea on what kind it may be, I'm in British Columbia Canada.
    Also is keeping it seem awful or nah

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    Doesnt appear to be a tarantula...
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    @KezyGLA is good at identifying spiders. You can keep it as a pet...many people keep all types of spiders.
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    It's a "true" spider. Not a tarantula. None in British Columbua haha. You could definitely keep it.
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    Mrzellama New Member

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    He's very tarantula like but I've heard lots about that mistake haha, any ideas on living conditions for him
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    Mrzellama New Member

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    I've heard people say that they aren't real tarantulas just resemble them quite a bit, easy mistake for a new tarantula owner
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    Dave Jay Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Probably a relative, the spinnerets look "tarantula-like", much like those on trapdoors and other tarantula relatives.
    I would put it in an enclosure with a few inches of coco peat and some above ground decor, mist one end and let the spider choose it's preferred home.
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    Mrzellama New Member

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    That's how I felt about the spinnerets, I'm going to use some of the substrate I got with my Brazilian black since that's all I have at the moment and mist a side, thank you :)
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    Dave Jay Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Why not? You've got nothing to lose!
    The only thing I would look for is if it has it's "boxing gloves" on, which would indicate a male looking for a female to impregnate. This would mean that perhaps it is nearing the end of it's lifespan and might not be a good candidate for captivity.
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    Mrzellama New Member

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    Doesn't really seem like it does if I'm not mistaken

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    Dave Jay Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    No, not that I can see. It's probably the wrong time of year in Canada for most spiders to be mating in any case.
    I'd be interested to see an update when it settles in.
    Often surveys are done cataloguing the species in an area, especially if there is a National Park nearby. I often look for these to quickly identify a species rather than try to key it out.
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    I am on Vancouver Island i wouldn't be surprised if there was a survey being done, they don't seem well documented here although.
    I'll keep you in mind if I am successful housing it :)
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    I "took in" two small spiders(fixed enclosures etc and have been feeding) - they were in my home shortly after the weather got really cold (ordinarily I put them outside or just let them web or do whatever) but they were in the kitchen(lots of traffic)...low and behold today i noticed that one of them(some kind of ordinary house spider) has blessed me with slings...LOL. The other one is a tiny jumping spider - I love to watch it motor around! Spiders are SO amazing!
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