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    Tepui Tarantula

    I don't know about you guys, but I love finding out about plants and animals that live along side our beloved CPs. I find the whole ecosystem of tepuis to be particularly fascinating, since there are no large predators up there and nothing turns out to be normal. Well, I've been researching tarantulas lately and found this;
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/20...-new-to-nature

    I'd love to see a terrarium optimized for both Helis and this fuzzy beauty.

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    Wow. That is a beauty. I wonder how large they get and what they typically eat on the tepuis.
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    Wow how beautiful! Love the blue hue it has to its fuzz.


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    I have no idea what it eats, considering a species catalog for the area doesn't seem to exist.

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    @wire: quite possibly the pebble toads (oreophrynella sp), small frogs, predatory leaches, millipedes, caterpillars and other large insects would be my best bet.
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    I'm assuming you've seen BBC's Life, but if not there is a scene on a tepui involving a tarantula and a pebble toad, with Drosera in the background.

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    Of all of the episode I missed.... You're probably right, amp. Did you see any on your trip?

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    Tarantulas, yep. Scorpions too, they were slightly smaller than the tarantulas so it could be possible that a tarantula could take out a scorpion. saw possible prey items mentioned above in situ as well.
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