Gar’s Holy Grail Spider – Ornithoctoninae sp “Kalimantan”

I first came into contact with a possible relative to this species over nine years ago. They came in a large shipment from Borneo and were then labelled as Ornithoctoninae G. sp. “Orange Fringe”. Sometimes as Haplopelma doriae but this was unconfirmed.

My last experience with them was in 2013 when I got my hands on a 1.2 trio (Two females and one male) The smallest female with a 16cm diagonal legspan died promptly from unknown reasons after laying an eggsack – the eggsack then went bad soon after.

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It has been a personal mission to breed this species ever since. I know of only a few successful eggsacks.

While checking The Spider Shop’s website (as I do most days when bored) and noticed a post for sub adults at £69 each, I messaged my friend Lee Arden (Owner of TSS) immediately to secure a pair. I have no idea if there will be any males in the shipment but I am travelling back over to TSS HQ to rummage through the new arrivals and attempt to pick a male out for myself – this may prove very difficult as they are one of the most defensive species in the world …. absolute beasts that will test anyone’s bottle.

To say that I am excited is an understatement – I thought that I’d missed my chance and that I may never have seen another again.  I will be thoroughly documenting this species on the YouTube channel and on here.

We “warmed the hoose” well!

About six weeks ago I sent out a facebook event invitation to come and help us christen the new house

“There is a new hoose that needs a party.

Bring yourselves and whatever you need to bring…. There will be beer and BBQ….. we may even cater for Vegans as long as you dont talk about it, you boring fucks!….. jokes – no Vegans! (jokes… or am I?)

People that are travelling are welcome to stay, there are sofas and a spare room in predatororprey.online HQ – arachnophobes may be fucked.

not really sellling this well but it will be a riiot. Musicians bring your shit.

Many loves,

Gar, Claire, Ivans, Aly and the animals”

 

It got messy quickly

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