chester - An English zoo is sure to raise first laid a special wolf spider. Chester Zoo now has two hundred young Montserrat tarantulas, which only appear in the same Caribbean island.
An employee of the zoo spent more than ten of the brown, hairy spiders with after a trip to Montserrat in 2013 to study the animal. The breeding program was a race against time, because the males of these species only 2.5 years of life. The females live longer, but they tend to see the males as prey rather than as a mating partner.,, We walk sweat properly, '' said a researcher at the BBC.
Three matings were successful, but the females disappeared.,, They dig a hole in the ground and disappear. You have to wait months to see what happens. '' Then suddenly dozens of spiders came up, breeding proved successful.
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So far only had a description of the male Montserrat tarantula known of a spider who came a century ago. The new recruits the female can also be studied.