View Full Version : Ephebopus cyanognathus

Neil Richardson
23-06-05, 08:11 PM
Couple of piccies.




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Neil I truly nice speciem you have there, it would have looked a lot better on a leaf.

Mark Pennell
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On Marks info, i took the picture down as it was irresponsible, and i replaced it with a nice leaf picture :)

Neil Richardson
23-06-05, 08:56 PM
Sorry Mark. Was photographing her in the bath while cleaning the tank. Stops her getting away as she is quite nippy. Ran up my arm and sat still, so i just had to get the picture. Wont be doing it again, as i've seen how far she can jump and i dont want to lose her.


Leon Lane
23-06-05, 11:32 PM
Sorry Mark. Was photographing her in the bath while cleaning the tank. Stops her getting away as she is quite nippy. Ran up my arm and sat still, so i just had to get the picture. Wont be doing it again, as i've seen how far she can jump and i dont want to lose her.

Hi Neil.

Exactly the same happened to me when I got my first cyanognathus. Tried to get it to pose, it bolted up the chopstick, up my back, over my shoulder and down the other arm. Decided to snap it on the spot just incase it never sat still again!

Mentally fast little devils. :)

Neil Richardson
23-06-05, 11:40 PM
Does yours jump a couple of feet in a single jump as well?
Mine does at times, but it'll also sit perfectly still in the bathtub while the tank is misted / cleaned and not flinch.

Does yours burrow at all?? Mine has just made a home under a piece of bark and lined it with a fair bit of web. No actual digging though.

Neil Richardson
07-07-05, 12:02 AM
Lately, she's decided that she is a burrower after all.

Seems to be even more fast than ever. Runs out of the burrow to snap up food as soon as it hits the ground. Far better feeder than my large genic in that respect.

Also comes out to investigate the waterbowl being filled.

Layla McInnes
07-07-05, 06:17 PM
Ours are evil fast little devils and one has done several laps of the T room before being captured! When I unpacked our first one I was trying to take a pic of it nxt to a ruler and even tho it was only 1cm ish it repeatedly bit the ruler! Lunatic little things they are! :twisted:
Fab 2 pics ya got their Neil keep em coming!

Neil Richardson
07-07-05, 06:32 PM
Thanks Layla.

I find opening the tank lid in the bathtub is the best course of action. It soon settles down and sits still in the bath and gives you time to do tank maintainance in peace and quiet.

Had it escape once in the room, went under the fitted ward-drobes, which i then had to carefully dismantle to get it back!

[edit added picture]


All we ever see of her these days :)

sarah Smith
10-07-05, 11:40 AM
Actually my kiwi which Neil has been showing off so nicely here, is not as bad as yours Layla, She is more stubborn than anything. If she's extra gruppy and can be bothered, she might throw a threat pose but its not common for her to do so unless she's been really provoked. She also is alot calmer now when it comes to misting, tank maintainance and feeding, and after her first reaction will just sit there and wait till we put her back in her tank. She is also a impressive feeder to watch and will take more than one cricket at a time given a chance.

14-07-05, 01:05 PM

My little devil :D

sarah Smith
18-07-05, 06:34 PM
awww they are so cute at that age I missed that bit with my little madam. she is going to end up eatting me out of house and home if she does not calm down food wise soon.

Layla McInnes
21-07-05, 07:11 PM
I know what you mean Sarah they eat for Britain! Its good to see tho. And fast growers too. We have one large sling and one slightley smaller.
Definatlye worth getting as slings. At least you know yours is a girl lol!

Nice pics Niko.

Neil the most we ever get to see of ours is a leg and thats only when we shine the torch in the burrows to see! :evil:

sarah Smith
21-07-05, 08:18 PM
grins true well I dont know 100% she isfemale I never managed to get her to stay still long enough I will be sexing her for definate well without skin tonight tho. And right now with the 35 slings I already have I am not sure I could cope with blue fang slingsd as well.

Layla McInnes
21-07-05, 09:08 PM
Need a skin for deffo moult tho :cry:

sarah Smith
22-07-05, 01:31 AM
Nods to dam true I wish she would hurry up and get on with it so I can be 100% sure. I must admit the colouring and abdermon so far seem to indicate that kiwi is a she tho, I just wish I had a skin already the waiting is starting to drive me mad.

sarah Smith
22-07-05, 11:27 PM
well kiwi being the sweety she was co operated nicely and I good a good long look at her abdermon and I am now 99% sure its a girl I just need a skin to be totally sure and as shes starting to plump up nicely I hope it wont be to long now before I have one. What are yours like before a moult food and temper wise Layla?

Neil Richardson
31-08-05, 10:36 AM

Replacement Blue-fang turned up today. Thanks to Lee from thespidershop.co.uk for providing the sling :)

Layla McInnes
01-09-05, 02:36 PM
ohhhhh pretty.
Good luck with that one.x

Neil Richardson
01-09-05, 04:51 PM
Thanks :)

I did add you to msn ages ago btw but you never authed me :(

Layla McInnes
02-09-05, 12:13 AM
ooops soz. Add me again lol.

02-09-05, 10:30 AM
These are stunning, how much do they retail at?

Neil Richardson
02-09-05, 11:48 AM
The one on the first page, that since died was £40 from the BTS show.

The new one, we ordered specially from www.thespidershop.co.uk for £25

04-09-05, 09:24 AM
best regards Jürgen

Neil Richardson
02-10-05, 08:45 PM
Nice pics Jurgen, thought i'd revive this thread for the baby blue-fang who just moulted.
About 2" legspan now, and looking great :)



03-10-05, 12:45 AM
Not much else to say but "Wow!"

mary walters
04-10-05, 04:51 PM
Thats a beauty, love the blue chelcera. Another one for the new spider room, we'd better get on with building it, ha ha.

sarah Smith
04-10-05, 07:59 PM
Hehe if you hang on mary this little thing should be mature in 2 or 3 more moults and we should have some slings either way. Your more than welcome to take some off our hands if we get that lucky.

sarah Smith
04-10-05, 08:00 PM
same goes for you if your intrested Karl.

Larry Shone
04-10-05, 09:54 PM
I love that blue flash on the pedipalps(?)

05-10-05, 12:11 AM
Mah Gawd! ...


Ty for the offer <coughs> and ty very much ma'am. OK I'm composed now, honest :)

Layla McInnes
05-10-05, 07:04 PM
Sarah are you sure it will be just 2 or 3 moults? Ours arent growing very fast.....hmmmm Neil has been feeding them special food like the aureos huh? lol.
All your spiders are monsters!
Great pics everyone. Blue fangs are great spiders.....when you get to see em that is!

Neil Richardson
05-10-05, 07:32 PM
It put on a good half inch legspan in that moult. Bear in mind our last cyanognathus was mature at about 4" legspan.

sarah Smith
05-10-05, 10:03 PM
Layla pretty sure judging on how this one is growing and how quickly the last one matured and this little buggers appitite as well. It may take more but I very much doubt it will be inmature for long next year.

mary walters
05-10-05, 10:06 PM
Hi Sarah,
Yes please to the slings if you get some, better get Trevor building that room ha ha.

Neil Richardson
05-10-05, 10:08 PM
Still got to sex this one first mary :)

sarah Smith
06-10-05, 01:07 AM
hon I offered the slings either way no way we will want half an egg sac of the little blighters knowing what they can be like.

sarah Smith
06-10-05, 01:39 PM
talking bout maturity in these little buggers looks like the little bugger is going to throw anothor moult soon its totally ignoring the hopper that is in there with it and is not even bothering to scare the thing off. Its also slowing down and bolting less if its scared and stuff and just sitting there hunched up in the cornor with its legs up round its knees. We have also had more building work done on the lair so it wont be to long now I dont think, specially with all the sitting round sulking, normally if the little bugger scares me into checking on it it goes back to the lair as soon as it can not today tho.

Neil Richardson
06-10-05, 02:28 PM
Lair?? It's a vertical mine shaft almost that it's dug in there. :)

sarah Smith
07-10-05, 12:49 AM
You mean its pokie type web its made there is no real digging in its home. As for the possible moult looks like the little bugger was teasing me something rotton it decided to eat and such afterall.