Hi Dimitri, fantastic to get this kind of news. Also interesting that they were caught along a public road. :thumbsup: I would like to know if anyone knows what Baboon spiders, if any, are found in the North West province. We have a more arid habitat and typical bushveld with grasslands and thorn trees. We are surrounded by farm land, being a crop producing area, so most natural habitat is forever changed.
I'm not going to search and catch them, just seems that most Baboons are listed as being found in the Western parts. I lived in Tzaneen for a while and was scared out of my socks one night when opening my front door in the dark. When I turned on the light a huge black baboon spider was a few inches from my hand ! I'm still wondering where it went. :laugh:
Africa is a tough country. When the going gets tough, we get going.
This is great news. It will however be interesting to see if the same methods can be used with captive bred Baboon spiders to reestablish colonies in areas where they have disappeared completely. I do not know if there are any such areas in SA, but I am assuming there are.