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Grammostola pulchra stridulating

Discussion in 'Grammostola' started by DonnaG, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. DonnaG

    DonnaG New Member 3 Year Member

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    I was trying to take pictures of my male juvie Grammy. Had the lid up and trying to get my phone just right to take a picture. He was chewing on his greenery. Suddenly this really weird sound came out of him. It wasn’t a hiss. It was more like a little bird chirping very fast. Totally freaked me out. I wish I had recorded it.
    Has anyone else had a Grammostola stridulate?
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    MassExodus Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Not a grammastola, no..and the few I've heard sounded like whispering, or a soft crackling sound, nothing like a bird. Was it plastic greenery he was chewing on? Maybe thats what made the sound?
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    DonnaG New Member 3 Year Member

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    It was a silk plant leaf he was chewing on. Maybe that was it. It was the weirdest sound I’ve ever heard. And I know it was coming from his enclosure. Strange.
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    Is there a cricket in the enclosure, or nearby?
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    DonnaG New Member 3 Year Member

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    No, no crickets. It didn't sound like a cricket at all. It was a very fast high pitched trill. I'll try to get him to do it again and I'll try to video/record it.
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    DonnaG New Member 3 Year Member

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    Well, darn it. I tried to get him to do it again and record it, but he was hiding between corkbark pieces and didn’t do it. Oh well.
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    When my Stimi does it it doesn't sound like a bird, it sounds like... 20171125_210554.jpg GET OUT OF MY ROOM!!!!!!!!!!!:mad::mad::mad: