środa, 4 maja 2011

Spiders - Brachypelma vagans


Brachypelma vagans is a species of tarantula known commonly as the Mexican red rump or Mexican black velvet. It ranges predominantly in Mexico, but can be found as far south as Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala and Florida. They are terrestrial, burrowing spiders. The reason for the name red rump is because of its distinctive red hairs on its abdomen. Like most tarantulas, they will eat anything they can overpower, which is usually insects, but small lizards and rodents may also be consumed. They can grow to a 5 inch leg span, with males typically being smaller and thinner than the females. They prefer scrubland habitats.

In 1996, Brachypelma vagans was discovered in the wild in St. Lucie County, Florida. It is now considered an established non-native species in that state, where it is thought to have been introduced through either accidental or intentional releases of specimens imported via the pet trade, although their numbers have been dwindling due to many B. Vagans eating insects poisoned by pesticides.

18 komentarzy:

  1. You sure like your colourful spiders, and I was planning on going to Mexico this summer!

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  2. That is one sweet spider, love the red on it's back.

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  3. Hmm. I wonder if they'll adapt to the condition in Florida suitably or will they dwindle to extinction.

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  4. Another beauty. I find them not scary at all, must be great to have them in a terrarium.

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  5. Spiders are pretty fucking scary. I never want to be around one that large.

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  6. This was informative, however, I still look at that spider and all I can think is, "IT'S BUTT IS ON FIAAAAAA!"

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  7. I love spiders, tarantulas are especially cool

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  8. That's a really creeper spider!

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  9. is too big! i hate the spiders ;_;

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  10. That thing has a firey red arse... Terrifying as hell lol

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