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Trapdoor Spider

Discussion in 'Invertebrate Pet Talk' started by Jennifer Duncan, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. Jennifer Duncan

    Jennifer Duncan Active Member

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    I bought this fella over the weekend labeled "Gray trapdoor". I've been studying and studying, but can't figure out the species.....any ideas?[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Not sure which species this is but it reminds me of the Seqocrypta jakara (Brisbane Brushfooted Trapdoor).
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    I thought the same....but the info on the site I was on said 24 millimeters in size for a female, less for a male....mine is about 2 inches and sold as a juvenile

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    Actually, the female can grow to just under 1 1/2 inches (1.3 or 1.4).
    However, if your guy/gal is at 2", and a juvenile, I agree in that it would seem unlikely that this is a Seqocrypta jakara.
    The quest continues.
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    It could be full grown....the woman I bought it from really didn't say....i guess I just assumed....All the others she had were slings. It was labeled "Gray trapdoor" (captivity)

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    Identification could prove quite difficult... or is rather difficult. It is a shame that the seller didn't state anything, with re. to identification, beyond "gray".
    My only other thought, at the moment, is that it could be a Cyphonisia sp. "(?)".
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    Wish I could be of assistance on identifying, but have no experience with them. Congrats on the new addition though! A trap door is definitely on my wishlist.

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