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Murray Fletcher fletchm at AGRIC.NSW.GOV.AU
Mon Aug 7 09:59:25 CDT 1995

On Sat, 5 Aug 1995, Venger's Orchids wrote:

> L>Date:    Fri, 4 Aug 1995 10:59:09 -0400
> L>From:    Andrzej Elzanowski <elzanow at RILIAN.NLM.NIH.GOV>
> L>Subject: tarantulas for sale
> L>
> L>Hi arachnologists:
> L>
> L>        Do you know whether commercial collectors have any substantial
> L>impact  on the populations of American tarantulas (Theraphosidae)?
> Andrzej,
> I'm not an expert on Tarantulas by any means. Colorado does have at
> least one species that I've run across quite often in the high deserts
> at about 4500 feet. As far as I know, it's in no danger from commercial
> collectors as it's just an ugly black with no markings. Very aggressive,
> though. I've been chased quite a few times. -Rod-
> Rod & Susan Venger, Venger's Orchids
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Does this mean that American tarantulas are having a substantial impact
on commercial orchid collectors?

Murray Fletcher

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