Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tarantula Hunting

This group, together with yours truly, went up the hills to look for some tarantulas.

Stuart is having a closer look at a Trapdoor Spider's (Liphistius desultor) burrow.

Kate is taking a photo of the trapdoor with her cellphone.

Close-up view of the "trapdoor" of Liphistius desultor.

This is what came out from the burrow - Liphistius desultor.!!!!

There is still some traces of mud on its legs.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Chilobrachys andersoni collection

I was looking through my collection of Chilobrachys andersoni prior to feeding them. I came across many newly moulted ones and took some pictures of them. Many of them turned out to be males.
This photo shows part of my C. andersoni collection. (Top photo)

All these have moulted into males.

Let's take a closer look at them. You can see the exuvia as I have not remove them yet.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Chilobrachys andersoni

I have many specimens of Chilobrachys andersoni of various sizes and these are my "models" for my photographic sessions. This image shows a newly molted male. Observe the extra long legs.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

I have been involved with hunting for tarantulas, photographing them in the wild, taking studio shots of them and also keeping them. I'll be posting lots of photos of tarantulas in my personal collection.

For starters, here are photos of a wild caught Chilobrachys sp. Penang ( Female ) and Chilobrachys sp. Penang ( Male).