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Tarantula ID Request - Eucteniza relata

Tarantula ID Request - Eucteniza relata
Orange Grove, Jim Wells County, Texas, USA
August 31, 2009
Size: approx 3 inches incl legs
I live in the country and found this spider on my front lawn right near the house at 5:30pm after significant rain. It didn't run and when I approached it, it reared up before I even saw it. A few hours later it was still there, tucked up tight.

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Tarantula ID Request - Eucteniza relata Tarantula ID Request - Eucteniza relata

Moved
Moved from Eucteniza.

Because of the location found
Because of the location found and size of the spider, I would say it is a male Eucteniza rex, I hear females can be very large, I would like to find one and breed it ...whoohoooo!
Todd A.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Not a tarantula
Wow, Michele, I think this is a trapdoor spider, but I am not the guy to ask. I'll get Dr. Brent Hendrixson to have a
look.

Do you have this critter?

 
Critter died
Unfortunately I kept watching for movement and it appears this guy was short on time for this world. His carcass is now on my front patio. I found his twin in the backyard the day after very much alive.

 
He's wild and free
I thought about capture but alas he's still roaming somewhere in my front yard. Scared the daylights out of me, but then of course I ran for the camera!

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