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Juvenile Cyclosternum fasciatum pictures

Tuesday, June 6, 2006 | 0 comments

I use a terrarium with a glass divider in the middle to house two wild collected Mexican tarantulas, each looking like a Costa Rican tiger-rump (Cyclosternum fasciatum). It's not clear to me if this exactly the same species, but for now I label them C. fasciatum, and often refer to them, as a joke, as Mexican tiger-rumps.

The terrarium is probably way too high to keep this species, so I have plans to either buy a lower terrarium, or have one custom made with a height that greatly reduces the risk of a tarantula falling down and ripping open its abdomen.

I took the pictures shown on this page after removing two exuviae (cast off exoskeleton) of the animal shown in the photos from its burrow.

While taking the pictures my nose felt a bit itchy on the inside. Since I had a cold I didn't pay too much attention to it, but later, when I touched my forehead with my hand and felt my skin start to itch as well I suddenly remembered that I had forgotten one important thing: to wash my hands to remove possible urticating hairs.

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