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    A. diversipes observation

    Hi everyone! It's been a while since I posted so I'll just get right to it. Last June I got B. albopilosum, B. elimia, G. pulchripes, A. sp. Peru purple and A. diversipes as slings. All are healthy, eating and happy but it just occurred to me the other day the diversipes has molted only once in...
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    Theraphosa blondi

    Just out of curiosity I've been looking and reading around after noticing everything I've seen about this genus recently has been strimi. I don't really want one myself but I was just wondering if any were around or available or who has one. I know they're a mother to raise and breed but I...
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    Funny Story

    So a long time friend of mine was over this afternoon and took an interest in my spiders, however, noting them as "weird" and "creepy". Once of the classic questions popped up and I will take the dialogue from there: Him: "So what do you feed them?" Me: "Usually crickets, sometimes worms." Him...
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    Super Serious Question

    Why do Avics poop so much?!? My Avic avic, diversipes and sp. Peru purple poop more than they eat I swear. All my other tarantulas have picked a corner of their enclosures to do their business usually where they drop their bolus and I can keep it clean. Not these guys. Not at all. It's like...
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    The uprising has begun!

    Yesterday was feeding day and when I was dropping a cricket leg into my 1/4" B. Emilia enclosure a teeny tiny house spider repelled from my ceiling over my shoulder and almost right ony face! Not going to lie, I was totally surprised to suddenly be dealing with two spiders when I was only...
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    First kills!

    4 of my 5 new slings made their first kills today! The 5th is a little larger and had been getting live food the whole time. For the last week (two feedings) they'd been getting prekilled or just cricket legs but I was finally able to track down some crickets puny enough for them and man did...
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    Can't & can

    So by GBB has been in premolt for what feels like ever. She's about 3 inches, has a big fat booty, fading colors, and a spot on the abdomen where it's very shiny from the new exo ready to come out. I can not wait for her to flip over! I love the adult colors of this species and I'm just dying...
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    It's the waiting that's killing me!

    I placed an order with Pet Center USA this afternoon after finding not a single bad review about them. I spoke with Paul and he was very nice and accommodating, and I'm very excited to have ordered with him. The only thing is I'm not off from work until Thursday, which wasn't a problem with the...
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    Picky girl

    As posted elsewhere my GBB molted last week and as expected her rump was tiny. worms are nice and meaty so I figured they're the best way to fatten the little girl up. She's taken them down ferociously before so there shouldn't be any problems right? Wrong! I tried two different times and each...
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    C'mon man

    So I know we all love our 8 legged pets but I also know we all have those "c'mon man!" Moments so I wanted to start a thread where we could all share our frustrations and misfortunes. Here's mine (for today): So neither my OBT or my P. rufilata took their crickets today and now I have to go into...
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    Post-molt rehousing methods

    ok so I do already have my own system for this but I figure this community is here for the very reason to share experience. Anyhow after a molt I wait a week to ten days before the first feeding, usually a medium size meal, and another week or so later I get them back on the regular schedule...
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    Easiest OBT rehouse ever

    The little guy/gal molted about 2 weeks ago and ate a couple times since so it was time for a new home since he/she was almost the size of her container and having trouble turning around. Honestly I was kind of dreading the move because since said molt the attitude has really come out and I did...
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    Back in the Hobby

    Hi everyone! I had been out of the hobby for a couple of years but a few months ago decided to dive back in! I love these fascinating little creatures and get immeasurable pleasure from learning more about tarantulas in general and learning the personalities of my pets everyday. My current...
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