Solifugae - Red Roman -

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4 years 5 days ago #72324 by Jake
I have not seen a Red Roman for a couple of years sense the last one I had, the other night this little guy wondered into the house.
So took him back outside, about 10mins later he was back, and was in the process of doing he's circling around the house.

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So I decided to reach for a B. dubia roach and give it to him and he took it from the tweezers.

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What is very interesting about red Romans, if you have had the luck of seeing them in ones house, they don't walk in straight lines when they are hunting they circle the area going smaller and then going bigger, if they don't catch anything they move on to the next area.

In the past we have had one Red Roman that keeps coming back every night and does the same route and then leaves again.

As always here are some photo's.


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4 years 5 days ago #72328 by Deon
O fearless Jake, you just pick up a wild Roman? Wow man, they strike fear into me, but a friend of mine has brought two of them to me a while ago, that walked into their house. His wife freaked out completely, as before, but he rescued them as I asked him to. I put them into tubs, to give me time to go and release them, but one was hurt and died the same day. The other one seemed fine, so I put a cricket in with him and would release it the next day. Unfortunately it too died over night. I believe they stress a lot and may die easily if caught and kept. Your thoughts?

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4 years 5 days ago #72338 by Jake
:thumbsup:

I been picking them up and holding them since I was in school, I was the spider guy to remove all creepies from the school property.
One time I was playing with one at school just showing everyone that they are cool and showing off to the girls :lol: and it ran into my shirt, when that happened all the girls ran away screaming which brought the teaches to inspect what was going on, I tried to hide the roman in shirt and not freaking out at the same time as I did not want to kill it or get bitten, needless to say, I was told that I will no longer bring spiders to school and hold them. :spider:

This one kept me on my toes, ran onto my back, but thankfully it knew how to get down.
(He moved so fast the camera did not have a chance to focus.)

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I have kept and breed with them before.
They don't live very long as an adult, They have a really high metabolism rate and need some space to move around.
If you think A. geniculata can eat allot then you have not seen a red roman, the female I had would eat easily 6 full grown black crickets within a couple of hours and had space for more.

The eggs I got from them took close to a year to hatch out.
And as i said they don't live for very long a year to 2 years at the most.
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4 years 5 days ago - 4 years 5 days ago #72339 by Jake
So I took a video as the roman started moving he's jaws and cleaning itself on my hands. (First for me)

The video is not perfect as I only had one hand to operate the camera with and used the auto focus as he was on my other hand.
The lighting is also pretty poor, don't know why as the light was above where I was standing.
You can see I tried to move to get a better light but did not help.

But I will post the videos regardless as you can still see what is going on.
It is pretty cool!!!



Please note the second video is a bit out of focus so you watch it out your own risk.
This video is where it started moving it jaws.

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4 years 5 days ago #72340 by Deon
Jis Jake, looks like he's eating his feet hahaha, those mandebilles are scary. shocked

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4 years 4 days ago #72345 by Jake
It does, I only saw that after I watched the video.
I think mandibles add to it scary factory!

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