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Tortoise Tom's Recent Activity

  1. Tortoise Tom liked Enn49's post in the thread Who's molted today???.

    I do have many of the common Ts too but it's fun to try keeping the more unusual ones, as long as they don't cost too much. It's one of...

    Jan 17, 2019 at 6:43 AM
  2. Tortoise Tom attached a file to the thread Uneventful Re-Housing of P. ornata.

    He hung out on the glass for a day or two, but I found him stretched out on the back of the branch in that typical pokie pose today. I...

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  3. Tortoise Tom attached a file to the thread Best First Old World?.

    This is the usual view of mine: [ATTACH] [ATTACH]

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  4. Tortoise Tom attached a file to the thread Who's molted today???.

    I had two today. My P. irminia and my Lp. [ATTACH] My Lp is starting to look like a real spider now instead of a tiny little sling. One...

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  5. Tortoise Tom replied to the thread Who's molted today???.

    @Enn49 , reading your posts in this thread is an education in spider diversity. I have not even heard of most of your species, but I've...

    Jan 16, 2019 at 9:16 PM
  6. Tortoise Tom liked Enn49's post in the thread Who's molted today???.

    Coremiocnemis sp. "blue", Korbu, who moulted yesterday has honoured us with a brief view [ATTACH]

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  7. Tortoise Tom replied to the thread What was your first T?.

    Ahh... Thanks for the clarification. I was going to ask what in the heck you were feeding those bad boys???

    Jan 16, 2019 at 9:13 PM
  8. Tortoise Tom replied to the thread What was your first T?.

    Your spider molted three times each month? Man, that's more than anything I've heard of. Wow! My fastest growers only molt about once a...

    Jan 16, 2019 at 2:49 PM
  9. Tortoise Tom replied to the thread Best First Old World?.

    Three of my favorites. I have all of them and multiple of all but the B. cabocla. My P. irminia is always out sitting on its branch...

    Jan 14, 2019 at 8:02 PM
  10. Tortoise Tom replied to the thread Got a retic.

    I love this species. I've seen nasty ones, but all of mine have always been good to handle. Congrats! I hope you'll post more pics and...

    Jan 14, 2019 at 7:53 PM
  11. Tortoise Tom replied to the thread What is your most reclusive Tarantula??.

    P. muticus for me too. I have three of them. Every once in a while I'll catch them above ground in the pitch black in the middle of the...

    Jan 14, 2019 at 7:52 PM
  12. Tortoise Tom replied to the thread What was your first T?.

    Good thing I have a hisser colony! The bigger of my two stirmi is about 6-7" right now. Large dubia males are still getting the job done.

    Jan 12, 2019 at 12:56 PM
  13. Tortoise Tom liked Arachnoclown's post in the thread What was your first T?.

    I remember when Brachypelma smithi was Euathlus smithi...dam I'm old!!!!:confused:

    Jan 12, 2019 at 5:55 AM
  14. Tortoise Tom replied to the thread What was your first T?.

    "Knowledge is learning from your mistakes. Wisdom is learning from the mistakes of others."

    Jan 11, 2019 at 9:03 PM
  15. Tortoise Tom replied to the thread What was your first T?.

    I took care of tarantulas when I started working in pet shops in the mid 80s. My very first tarantula that I bought and kept at home was...

    Jan 11, 2019 at 6:43 PM