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    Stuart Longhorn commented on an older version of Image of Brachypelma sp.:

    This is a Mexican "Brachypelma sp" often missold in pettrade as A.anax. It is not the species shown. It is also a poor image to see the animal

    almost 2 years ago

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    Stuart Longhorn commented on an older version of Image of Brachypelma sp.:

    This is a Mexican "Brachypelma sp" often missold in pettrade as A.anax. It is not the species shown. It is also a poor image to see the animal

    almost 2 years ago

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    Stuart Longhorn commented on an older version of Image of Brachypelma sp.:

    This is a Mexican "Brachypelma sp" often missold in pettrade as A.anax. It is not the species shown. It is also a poor image to see the animal

    almost 2 years ago

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    Stuart Longhorn commented on an older version of tarantula:

    Clearly an mature adult male. This is the type locality.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Stuart Longhorn commented on "Aphonopelma crinirufum (Valerio, 1980)":

    @Tanya Higgins: but the common name is based on wrongly identified pettrade material that isn't A.crinirufum. The real species doesnt have blue chelicerae. It has red hairs as the name crinirufum =redhair

    almost 2 years ago

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    Stuart Longhorn commented on an older version of File:TexasBrown.jpg:

    Poor image, and certainly not a 'texas Brown'.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Stuart Longhorn commented on an older version of Image of Brachypelma sp.:

    Captive bred Brachypelma sp, often wrongly sold in pettrade as A.anax

    almost 2 years ago

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    Stuart Longhorn commented on an older version of Image of Brachypelma sp.:

    Captive bred Brachypelma sp. often wrongly sold in pettrade as A.anax

    almost 2 years ago

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    Stuart Longhorn commented on an older version of GREN GRI 151:

    This is a drawing of an unidentified species. As Aphonopelma are not endemic to Grenada and as Eurypelma is a poorly defined generic name which is now not used, this images cannot be trusted for taxonomic identity

    almost 2 years ago

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    Stuart Longhorn commented on an older version of Image of Brachypelma sp.:

    This is a captive bred Brachypelma which is often wrongly sold in the pettrade as A.anax.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Stuart Longhorn commented on an older version of _DSC3333:

    @H. David Jimeno Sevilla: It's a really great photo, but i strongly disagree its Hemirrhagus

    almost 2 years ago

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    Stuart Longhorn commented on "Things we saw in Panama at the Global EOL Content Summit":

    @Jennifer Hammock: The BCI species isn't B.vagans, those are from Yucatan Mexico. See my other comment please.

    over 2 years ago

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    Stuart Longhorn commented on "Things we saw in Panama at the Global EOL Content Summit":

    Hi all/owner. The tarantula is wrong, i see a link here to Brachypelma vagans, but those are from Yucatan mexico, while the species in BCI is B.embrithes, and though currently in the genus Brachypelma, it isnt, and will soon move genus. Any good images of the large red/black tarantula on BCI can be put on EOL under the name B.embrithes, as right now are no images.

    over 2 years ago

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    Stuart Longhorn commented on an older version of Biology:

    As comments. Major source of error is that the natural mating period is in the winter/spring (approx Nov-March). Also age of maturity speculative and most likely an underestimate

    almost 3 years ago

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    Stuart Longhorn commented on an older version of Biology:

    Again, some information here is not well researched. The mating period is in the winter and spring (approx Nov-March), males will moult to maturity in the previous autumn. The age of maturity is rather speculative, and later maturity of both sexes is common in captive specimens. Also, the urticating hairs will not necessarily cause blindness, this is too sensationalised, but can lead to chronic irritation. Contact with skin normally causes itching for a few hours to a couple of days.

    almost 3 years ago

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    Stuart Longhorn commented on an older version of Range:

    Though the source (5=Rick West 2005) indeed reports the species ranges inland to the states of Mexico and Morelos, the presence in those states should be considered highly doubtful. I have reviewed museum specimens from many other locations, conducted fieldwork, and contacted other sources of collection localities (including West himself), and see no evidence to support the spurious assertion, so consider their speculative presence in Morelos and Mexico states as unfounded.

    almost 3 years ago

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    Stuart Longhorn commented on an older version of Geographic Range:

    Only the first part is correct, central pacific coastal mexico, which is mostly scrub-thorn forest. They do NOT occur in rainforest, and they certainly NOT are endemic to USA or Panama. The first cited source is an unreliable webpage, which now is not functional, the second source is a credible reference that only cites the species as endemic to pacific coastal Mexico

    almost 3 years ago

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    Stuart Longhorn commented on an older version of Geographic Range:

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    Stuart Longhorn commented on "Threats":

    The Mexican redleg tarantula is mainly threatened by habitat loss and environmental degradation. They were previously threatened by capture for the pet trade (2), but now the pressure of illegal exports have likely been reduced by captive breeding.

    over 3 years ago • edited: over 3 years ago

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    Stuart Longhorn commented on "Threats":

    The information is out of data. The greatest threat is habitat loss and environmental degradation. Captive breeding has effectively removed the threat of pet-trade collection

    over 3 years ago • edited: over 3 years ago