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Recent content by Whitelightning777

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    Hello newbie keeper

    L klugi was my second tarantula. They're wonderful. While not really moisture dependent, they appreciate some frog moss kept moist and will frequently spend a lot of time on it out in the open as they get bigger. Take lots of pictures.
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    If you...

    I'm still kicking myself for not getting P subfusca either highland or lowland.
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    Hello newbie keeper

    C versicolor is an excellent first arboreal. There is a lot of disinformation out there about these. They are a DRY spider & it's wise to get a humidity gauge to ensure it does NOT go over 70% or so. The cage needs to be well ventilated, but there is nothing special about cross ventilation. The...
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    Commercial enclosure options for Ts

    I have all 4 of my pokies in ReptiZoo cages. Pokies run in a spiral dance type of pattern. Anything that opens up to the side will probably result in escape after escape. The top opening plus the feeding port is perfect for these guys. The only other thing you need is a long thin funnel to...
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    Top 3 wish list

    3, exactly? Oh, & the three dream tarantulas, almost forgot those. 1. P subfusca highland form 2. P ornata 3. Xenethesis sp blue I'm in MD, a smaller state, probably no way I'll ever get the first two since those are in state sale only. I'm glad I got a pair of P vittata before the ban.
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    Spider plants in enclosures?

    Maybe something like clover would work. That plant can do well in poor soil because it can pull nitrogen from the air and won't get to tall or clutter up the cage.
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    Gender bending pokies??

    How the heck did this happen? Here's another quick view of Bonnie (the real one) The species here is P vittata. Enjoy.
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    Reclassifications

    I'd put up a YouTube video of myself howling in protest but that wouldn't work I'm afraid. If I was a more wrathful person or had more time on my hands, I'd cross breed one of their new-fangled T whatevers with something still considered a bracky. T (formerly B) vagens can breed successfully...
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    Serious questions from an arachnophobe- about species, enclosures etc.

    Nope, avics and former avics sometimes won't go to ground to drink. This can cause dangerous dehydration. An elevated water dish prevents this from becoming a problem. In nature, they probably drink from puddles on trees in the leaves or something similar. There is a method to my madness.
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    My tarantulas stare at eachother

    It wouldn't hurt anything to put a partition between them. The continued presence of the other might be stressing them both.
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    My tarantulas stare at eachother

    It wouldn't hurt anything to put a partition between them. The continued presence of the other might be stressing them both.
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    Soil steralisation.

    To do bioactive after sterilization, you need a non sterile source which kinda calls into why you bothered in the first place.
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    Serious questions from an arachnophobe- about species, enclosures etc.

    My girlfriend is moving in from Texas to my home in a few days. If she expresses interests in tarantulas, I've decided to convince her to get a GBB. My very first T was C versicolor FYI.
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    US Phoneutria - Brazilian Wandering Spider

    I'm not probably ready to buy it but what is the temperment like? An OBT? A pokie? Would you also have a source for a double cage for safety reasons? (Cage within a cage)
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    Random noobish question..

    Maybe carefully administer a few water drops from a dropper if it's been a while.
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