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My inverts (mostly tarantulas)

Discussion in 'Tarantula Photos and Videos' started by MassExodus, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. Chubbs

    Chubbs Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I'm truly jealous, I've wanted a tailess whip scorpion forever. I saw one at a pet shop when I was visiting family up in NY... Too bad I couldn't sneak it aboard the plane lol.

    Do you have any other tarantulas or scorpions you're planning to breed soon?
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    MassExodus Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Well I have gracilis babies, plus a c vittatus with babies on her back. I'll be breeding my adult sculpturatus, and my hentzi and margaritatus when they mature. I'm attempting my amblypigids as we speak, and my Hottentotta jayakari tomorrow:) I should have a lot going on soon.
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    Soooo jealous!! I wish I lived in a locale that I could collect my own!!
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    MassExodus Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Just added one more :)
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    I think that's eight adults now, one with babies on her back and two other females that are hugely fat :)
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    H jayakari, I'm breeding these now. Can't wait for my margaritatas and junceus are mature..
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    I do love these guys. Excellent paint jobs.
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    Freshly molted hobby form female albopilosum, 3 1/2"
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    My aptly named red goblins. Rehousing was a damned fiasco. Do not buy them as feeders. They're perfect for arboreal tarantulas...buy something else. Lol. All I have to do is open the top and eight of them are crawling up my arm..cool pet arboreal sp though, they ain't scared of light.
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    Did I show this already? If not, gaze upon the splendor of one of the most common and widespread species in the US, Centruroides vittatus, the striped bark scorpion. With babies :D
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    Love little markings on the scorplings
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    I hope they do as well as the gracilis. I've been reading a lot of threads about raising broods, apparently sometimes they all just die..One thread a guy said they all made it to4th instar and all died shortly thereafter..none of those threads were about vittatus though:) These are tough little guys. Gracilis were mentioned as being sometimes problematic, but at this point I'm just reading about other peoples opinions and experience. So far, I have over 20 babies thriving and about to be separated.
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    I'm going with the same theory I apply to all my inverts, proper sub for each sp, lots of cross vent, extra moisture for babies, proper hides/ climbs, and keeping my room at 78 daytime, 74 nightime. What bothers me about scorplings is no water dishes. So you have to pay more attention to feeding and flooding, or misting for dry sp. Adults all get dishes, but apparently scorplings are suicidal.. Btw, check this out. The south Texas scorpion roach mantis head. That's its scientific name...
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    It seemed very angry with me. But it was worth the danger, to bring you all this wonderful..ah screw it, this thing creeped me the f*%k out.
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    It's very neat looking though, what do they eat?


    OK now,
    scorplings can't have water dishes! Why??
    Can they use the crystals?
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    scorplings will drown very easy in them. Wait till about 4th instar for a dish. You'll often find adults actually in the water dish..im not sure why, I've seen them walk up and drink normally. Yeah, either mist them, flood one area, or provide a shallow rock filled dish they can walk through..
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    Ive got cyaneus, i should skip more forrest scorps and breed some paucidens, or troglodytes. Really cool scorps. Or maybe little Opistho..hang on..Opisthacanthus sp. They seem unique.
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    Oh, and those things? They eat small children..
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    In that case can you catch me about a dozen?
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    lol. I need to look them up, I know the common name is water bug. I think. Brb.
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