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Arachnid Fans : Solifugidae

Discussion in 'Other Pet Talk' started by Beasty_Artemis, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. Beasty_Artemis

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    So I have always loved solifugids ( camel spiders, wind scorpions, sun spiders, whatever name your used to hearing....) and I used to play with them whenever we found them on our ranch in California. Really cool! Super soft. I only recently started dreaming of the possibility of having one as a pet. And since they have been getting a lot of attention online, perhaps more people have experience keeping these guys? I read that they are difficult to breed in captivity. Does anyone have any experience keeping these?
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    Didn't know what they were. So looked them up. Yikes! Anything spider or scorpion can't do. Good luck.
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    @Tom might be familiar with them.
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

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    Ew. If you're going to get that type of pet, get a tarantula. they're much cuter!
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

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    If I'm remembering correctly, when I was growing up in San Francisco, we used to call those potato bugs - don't know why.
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

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    No, I guess I am mis-remembering. I just looked up "potato bug" and although it looks similar, it isn't the same (Jerusalem crickets scientific name : Stenopelmatus fuscus)

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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

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    All I can say is, "EW-W-W!!!"
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    I have no experience with any of these guys. I sure like tarantulas though.
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    For some reason, when I see that face, its like seeing a cute little baby "Predator" alien! My family would stop everything when we spotted one of these roaming around. My dad just loved these guys.
    If I remember correctly, the variety I handled was the Straight Faced solifugids
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    Sorry, if I came across that, it would be a Smashed Faced solifugid!
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