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Pinktoe Tarantula

Avicularia avicularia

Description:

Some kind of Tarantula...the guides said it was a juvenile

Habitat:

Lowland Rain forest : Sacha Lodge Ecuador

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24 Comments

ceherzog
ceherzog 7 years ago

Thanks Patty & Mick

patty
patty 7 years ago

Wonderful picture ceherzog! One can really see the pinktoes and wonders about the rest of the body....Great! =)

ceherzog
ceherzog 7 years ago

Thanks Karen & Gatorfellows!

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 7 years ago

Great shot :)

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Oooh lovely!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

I've managed to get it there manually. If you zoom in you'll see it's now right at the lodge, at the lake. You might be able to refine the location to where you found the spider.

ceherzog
ceherzog 7 years ago

Well, you have to hike a bit from the boat dock and then travel by dugout canoe over a lake to reach the actual lodge. I tried just putting in the coordinates but PN is not accepting that.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

I think this one here is correct:
http://wikimapia.org/11700278/Sacha-Lodg...

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

Claire, if you have a look at the Sacha lodge website, on their map they put the lodge right on the Rio Napo, east of Coca.
http://www.sachalodge.com/english/map.ph...

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 7 years ago

Very cool and mysterious.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

That's certainly the right area now, but it seems far from the water... The Sacha lodge is accessed by boat right, or did you go inland much?

ceherzog
ceherzog 7 years ago

Daniele...does this look right to you as to location? This is where Google Earth took me for Sacha Lodge.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

I think that what happened is that there are several places named Coca in Ecuador, and the mapping system picked up the wrong one.

ceherzog
ceherzog 7 years ago

Danielle...I just put in Coca Ecuador...the nearest town I know of & it places it there...I wonder about that...will see if I can get it right. Will check the mission...thanks

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

Fantastic Claire! Did you know that Karen has created a mission for the arachnids of Ecuador?
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1688...
Just wondering: do you have right map location? The maps point to the southern highlands and the Sacha lodge is in the Oriente if I remember well (I was nearby 10 years ago).

AnnaWhipkey
AnnaWhipkey 7 years ago

yes it is ceherzog
Avicularia avicularia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinktoe_tar...

ceherzog
ceherzog 7 years ago

Anna, is that a real tarantula name?

AnnaWhipkey
AnnaWhipkey 7 years ago

pink toe tarantula?

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago

The stuff nightmares are made of... brrrrr...

ceherzog
ceherzog 7 years ago

Thanks all..it is a bit creepy...one dropped out of the trees onto someone's umbrella at the lodge.

Elsa
Elsa 7 years ago

Wow that is a very creepy and very cool photo!!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Nice !

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 7 years ago

Nice!

SandraPereira
SandraPereira 7 years ago

wow ..looks scary

ceherzog
Spotted by
ceherzog

Parroquia Limoncocha, Provincia de Sucumbíos, Ecuador

Spotted on Feb 10, 2013
Submitted on Mar 10, 2013

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