Read the previous part of this blog entry in: Tarantulas and snakes - El Limón Totalco part 3.
About 20 minutes after we had found our first snake, I found another one belonging to the same species, Conopsis lineata, and roughly the same size.
I asked Esme if she could hold the snake in such a way that I could take a picture of its belly. The belly has a greenish tint, which is very hard to see in the picture, but was noticeable when I saw the snake's belly.
Shortly after I had put the stone back in its place we found a tarantula. This one looked different from the ones we had seen before in this place, instead of a brown spot on its abdomen it looked like it had red hairs, a bit similar to the Brachypelma vagans (Mexican red rump), but I am quite sure this is not a B. vagans.
I let the tarantula walk upon my hand, which it did without any problems. Esme asked if she could have it on her hand as well, so I let it walk on her hand.
I put the stone back in its place, and we put the tarantula close to the stone, so it could go back underneath it. Not much later we found another tarantula, a smaller one, and a different species as far as I know, since this one had a brown spot on its abdomen.
I also took a picture a bit further away to provide a nice overview of the habitat, before I returned the stone back in its original place. Notice how dry the uncovered soil is, and that the soil that was covered by the volcanic rock looks much darker, a clear sign of moisture.
Read the final part of this blog entry in: Scorpions and a tarantula - El Limón Totalco part 5.