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Tue 01, Oct, 2013
Panama – Land of Giants

Sericopelma – that’s the genus of the big black or brown hairy spiders called you will find all over Panama, mostly in roadside embankments but as well on one of the locals bean field. In this post we proudly present you some of the nicest Sericopelma species we found during our two week stay. The coloration variety is big but so far we did not managed to determine the spiders to species level, which means we just call them Sericopelma sp. “location”. Enjoy the pictures!

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Tue 01, Oct, 2013
Nicaragua – Orange beauty and brown bitey spiders

We spent couple of days near the lake Managua in search for the juwel of this beautiful country. Davus ruficeps (ex. Metriopelma zebratum is the name of this little but extremely colorful dwarf tarantula. This species builds burrow underneath rocks and rotten logs. The burrows are usually completely covered with silk, but sadly not a the main entrance. This species is hard to find, as habitat destruction is a big problem within Nicaragua (and the whole world of course…). We found Davus ruficeps only in primary forest in a good ecosystem with less population. In the future we will see how big the […]

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