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Got 2 Amblypygi (tailless whip scorp's)

kylepeach

Member
FINALLY got my Amblypygi's. Damon diadema. 99% sure they're the Tanzanian type. I purchased a male and a female 2 days ago and finally finished their enclosure today. (I'll post pics after I rant a bit) lol.

I felt SO BAD for the community of the buggers when I went to the 'reptile store' to buy them. The enclosure they were in was absolutely NOT up to par with how these creatures should be housed. It was a terrestrial set up. VERY dry looking. Too much substrate. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO CLIMB ON, except for a turtle dome which they were all hiding under. They should know better, and if not, do a bit of research before your business gets a new species of arachnida.

(......They didn't even know how to tell female from male so I ended up teaching one of the associates, I was embarrassed.)

BLEH asdfhaskljdfha

Anyways. I don't blame them and I always shop there for dog food. And spider food. And now for Ambly food. And basically everything I can think of that helped me set up my enclosure for these Ambly's.... lol I'll even probably buy a few more if mine don't breed before that happens.
 
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kylepeach

Member
BUT YEA.

They love their enclosure. So awesome to handle. A bit grumpy, they are, when I go in for the initial pick-up/scoop-up. I use my pointer and middle finger to touch against the backside of their pedipalps and they seem to relax a bit, it's quite odd/intriguing/interesting.

Probably the whole rehousing thing and getting settled in. They haven't eating any cricks yet, which I'm guessing it's to do with being rehoused in a CORRECT enclosure, haha ;)
 

kylepeach

Member
Oh yeah...

And the Male has an interesting "bulge" on it's abdomen down towards the rear. I took some pics to show you guys.

Either it's serious and I have no idea what it could be. Either it's last molting went bad and resulted in this weird bulge. Or it's something else.
 

MassExodus

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Fantastic, congrats. I love these. And yes, they're either diadema or variegatus(sp?) I dont see the lump but cant get the last set of pics to load. Bad wifi.
 

kylepeach

Member
Fantastic, congrats. I love these. And yes, they're either diadema or variegatus(sp?) I dont see the lump but cant get the last set of pics to load. Bad wifi.
Found out on further research these two I got were Damon medius. The behavior, color, and various other distinguishing features really put the nail in the coffin.
 

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