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David Neff  Arachnid & insect professional. Study & breeding. 🦂 & Whipscorpion breeder. For my ✍🏼🎨see... dmn_inspired_evolution

I meant to post this a couple days ago... unfortunately my older female Leiurus quinquestriatus (Cersei) has died. I had her from the time she was born many years ago and tried as I did she just wouldn’t breed for me! Now I’m left with her brother (Jaime) and the unrelated female who is looking very large currently🤞🏼
If she gives birth it will be to second generation offspring in my care!
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#leiurus #leiurusquinquestriatus #deathstalker #deathstalkerscorpion #scorpion #desert #deadlyscorpion #mustbreedit #arachnid #venomous #chelicerata #cheliceratastudy

Good news, I will be at Repticon in Pasadena selling some of my scorpions on Saturday, June 16, only! Thanks to @chameleonbrothers for offering me a spot to sell some arachnids along side there fascinating chameleons! I’ve added my list of arachnids & prices.
Come check us out!!!
(Haven’t figured out how many Centruroides gracilis I will have available yet)
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#pasadenarepticon #repticon #repticon2018 #pandinusdictator #damondiadema #hadogenestroglodytes #centruroidesgracilis #scorpion #arachnid #chelicerata #cheliceratastudy

Here’s a quick post of our new donated tarantulas to the Reptile Zoo. Very surprised that anyone would part with these two beauties but glad they did and excited to display them in the zoo!!! The Mexican Red Knee is definitely a female and the Gooty Ornamental most likely is too! 🕷
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#mexicanredknee #gootysapphireornamental #brachypelmahamorii #poecilotheriametallica #tarantula #displaytarantula #beautifultarantula #beauties #arachnid #chelicerata #cheliceratastudy

I’ve been watching each of the 7 Rose Hair Tarantulas at the zoo as they molt to try to find a male among them and one finally molted into a mature male! Now I’ve got him and the 2 mature females on retirement from presentations for mating purposes. No more Rose Hair exportation from Chile means it’s time to breed them!
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#rosehair #rosehairtarantula #grammostola #grammostolarosea #mating #breeding #tarantula #mustbreedit #arachnid #chelicerata #cheliceratastudy

Meant to post this pick from a couple days ago, the Fishing Spider at the zoo made a surprise egg sac after I rehoused her the day before!
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#fishingspider #dolomedestenebrosus #eggsac #spider #spiderbabies #waterbabies #surprise #arachnid #chelicerata #cheliceratastudy #arthropod

These are all the arachnid displays I setup in the zoo in the last couple weeks! Setting up nice living displays is so enjoyable for me because it’s like combining art with arachnids, it’s like my happy place.
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#arachnid #scorpion #spider #tarantula #display #zoo #reptilezoo #prehistoricpets #bugsinthezengarden #chelicerata #cheliceratastudy
@k8__1138 @thereptilezoofv @jayprehistoricpets @emilyreneehughes

Even the spider living in my bathroom window seems to have a mate!
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#spider #widow #mate #spidermatingseason #thespiderinmywindow #arachnid #chelicerata #cheliceratastudy

Centruroides gracilis seems to be the fastest breeding & growing scorpion I have. I already have 5 of the females who have had there babies!
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#centruroides #centruroidesgracilis #barkscorpion #floridabarkscorpion #scorpionbreeding #babies #birth #stages #somany #arachnid #chelicerata #cheliceratastudy

All my adult female Centruroides gracilis are dropping babies at the same time... this is getting crazy!
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#centruroides #centruroidesgracilis #barkscorpion #floridabarkscorpion #scorpion #scorpionbreeding #droppingbabies #somanybabies #arachnid #chelicerata #cheliceratastudy #arthropod

Yesterday’s adventures in feeding box turtles at the zoo, so entertaining to watch them try to grab the cockroaches that their tank mates already have 😆 and then I caught a glimpse of our newest snake (Gaboon Viper)!
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#boxturtle #feedingtime #cockroachdestroyer #turtle #snake #gaboonviper #venomoussnakes #reptilezoo #cheliceratastudy

Yang (Grammostola pulchripes) was still hungry and decided to struggle with a second worm last night! 🐛
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#grammostola #grammostolapulchripes #chacogoldenknee #tarantula #tarantulafeeding #spider #yang #arachnid #chelicerata #cheliceratastudy #arthropod

Well it would seem I called it a couple days ago when I said she looked like she was going to have more babies soon! The female Centruroides gracilis I brought to the zoo has had her second clutch of babies already!
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#centruroides #centruroidesgracilis #barkscorpion #floridabarkscorpion #scorpion #scorpionbreeding #babyboomer #arachnid #chelicerata #cheliceratastudy #arthropod

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