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Recent content by NorseDad

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    T. apophysis--How is the care level compared to T. stirmi?

    Thanks for the advice. My source is $125 no shipping for local pick up. They are also doing a holiday sale so I could get 10% more off. I think I'm going to pull the trigger.
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    T. apophysis--How is the care level compared to T. stirmi?

    I've been looking for a while for a T. stirmi sling or small juvenile, but I haven't had any luck. I don't usually like to buy long distance because I don't want the risk of shipping issues or the costs involved in overnight delivery. I wanted a Theraposa for the size factor, the higher...
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    GBB sling lost leg :(

    I know how you feel. I've had two leg drops in my year+ experience. One was a stuck molt very recently and the other was very early on during a transfer. I'd just say don't feel guilty. It's something that happens, and they will do just fine until the new one grows back.
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    My first scorpion !

    I was seriously looking at an emperor at Repticon a few weeks ago. I ended up putting my money elsewhere, but man was I tempted. Your scorp looks awesome! Congratulations.
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    Getting obsessed with Pamphobeteus--Pamphobeteus machala

    Picked up another pamphobeteus sling this week. This time a feisty little P. machala. Had a tiny booty when I got it, but then took down a monster meal worm. Guess I'm gathering these little Christmas tree booties in time for the holidays.
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    Forgot you said rare. Well, here's a close up of my A. moderatum sling.
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    Here's my A. chalcodes.
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    So I went for it!

    I think you mean 15, that the landlord can see... My wife once capped me at 3 a year ago. 23 tarantulas later and she hasn't divorced me...yet.
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    Pamphobeteus sp "insignis" (Ecuador) vs Pamphobeteus sp insignis (Colombia)

    I purchased a sling from an expo this weekend labeled P. insignis. I know the Pamphobeteus is a messy group from a classification point of view. Could someone educate me on the main differences between the Pamphobeteus sp "insignis" (Ecuador) vs. Pamphobeteus sp insignis (Columbia). Does anyone...
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    Who's molted today

    A. seemanni "Paulie" with a fresh coat of paint.
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    T. stirmi enclosure options? I hate using bins...

    I saw some people did that. I was worried about getting the right ventilation though.
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    T. stirmi enclosure options? I hate using bins...

    Hello, I'm looking to get a T. stirmi soon, but I really don't like the idea of keeping it in a bin. Does anyone have any suggestions for good alternatives to a sterilite bin that will actually display well?
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    Bad Molt And Not Sure What To Do

    Sorry for your loss.
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    The WORST beginner species

    Maybe it's a cop out, but I recommend against any beginner getting a tarantula species they don't actually like because it is labeled as a beginner. A species you're crazy about and interested in will always be better than a "stepping stone" imo.
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    I feel like I let my girl down

    I will remember that for next time. Thank you for the advice. I wish she didn't have to go through that just because I'm inexperienced.