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    Default Amazonía - North Perú

    Well, I came back from my trip. I was in the North Perú Amazon and decided to stay in that area only and not going to Brazil or Colombia, so I could get to know and explore it well since there's so much to see and there's never enough time. I spent 20 days in my trip, of which 12 days I lived in the forest, on a protected area of primary rainforest.
    For now I will post pictures only. I have many many pictures and I will be posting more and more in time. I'm also doing a writing of my adventures, but it will take some time to finish that and maybe will publish it in some magazine.
    I can say I had a great and amazing time, seen a lot of wildlife, enjoyed the peace and wonders of the forest, made friends, and most important...seen tarantulas in the wild (5 different species) and other two mygalomorphae spiders, also Nephila sp. and Argiope sp., etc.

    Tapinauchenius sp., Avicularia sp., Pamphobeteus sp., Cyriocosmus sp. and another theraphosid maybe Thrixopelma?

























































































    I hope you like them, best regards.

    Pato-

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    Fantastic pictures Pato. Sounds like you had a great trip
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    Thank you Phil, I can't wait for the next trip!

    Pato-

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    No comment... only envy...
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    Thanks Damian

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    One word...WOW!!!
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    Thank you!!

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    Fantastic pix
    Can I come on holiday with you?

    Its great to share these so we get an insight into natural habitat. Did you do any readings on humidity and temperatures? inside and outside their burrows? can you give us an insight into how moist it was as my experience of rainforest has been rather moist muddy substrates and a continual damp environment of various levels, something we seem to steer away from with our own enclosures.
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    Thank you Peter. The humidity was VERY high...as it was starting the big rainy season. But I think the forest has always high humidity, even when it rains less...
    The bottom of the Pamphobeteus' burrow was flooded, so you can imagine how high was the humidity. And the forest had many flooded areas already, and it was supposed to rain even more and flood more than this. I guess that's why the Pamphobeteus are not very common in this area, I think it's hard for them to make a stable population, as the environmet is harsh because of flooding. When the flood gets in the entire burrow, the spider is forced to leave it and most likely be eaten by a predator.
    The Avicularias seem to thrive in this environment, as they don't have trouble with flooding... I've found many of them, even in man made structures. They seem to adapt very well and the Tapinauchenius too. But Avics (still not sure what sp. is it) were the dominant Theraphosid in this area, and they were the only tarantula that most people seem to know there.
    Concerning temperature, in this time of the year it gets as low as 21º C at night and I even had to sleep with a sheet covering because I got chilled because of the high humidity. During the day, it gets at 32-33ºC. The humidity makes you feel like it's 45ºC!! haha. This time of the year they call it winter, and in july when starts the dry season, they call it summer. In summer they said that the temperature gets higher, but not much. Also they say it's best to visit during this time of the year as it doesn't rain that much and usually wildlife is more visible... And it's the fishing season too.

    And well, this trip I had to make it alone...because I really couldn't wait any longer!! But it would be cool to make it with people who likes tarantulas and wildlife!

    Best regards,
    Pato-

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    Hi Pato,

    unfortunately the photos do not load for me: "Bandwith Exceeded". =

    Maybe you can upload them somewhere else!?

    Cheers,
    Martin

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    Hey Martin,

    I had a problem with Photobucket, because I uploaded so many pictures they say I exceeded the monthly limit, but I had no idea of this and suddenly they banned all my pics! They want me to pay to upgrade my account...yeah right! So I think I'll make another account anytime soon and upload the photos again.

    Best wishes,
    Pato.

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