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  1. gognomie

    BTS 17th may

    I now have a vision of her, sitting on her spotless chintz sofa, feet up, sipping tea from a fine china cup, gazing over to her spider (who is ravaging two large roaches) and fondly saying 'My dear, as long as I have you I can weather any storm.'
  2. gognomie

    Pandemic!!!

    Me at 11.59 pm on December 31st, 2011.
  3. gognomie

    BTS 17th may

    Fingers crossed for attending! Got some art to put in the show because... it seemed like a good idea at the time. :p My fondest memory was going to the show and seeing these two older ladies, probably in their mid 70's, exquisitely well-turned-out in terms of hairstyles and dress (we're talking...
  4. gognomie

    Who's molted today

    My cyriocosmus elegans. It's gone from microscopic to just minute.
  5. gognomie

    Addicted to buying tarantulas

    This is what I do with the storage box (well, an old fat ball feeder tub) it's great for sling/juvie care and also saves my back a little.
  6. gognomie

    Addicted to buying tarantulas

    This little cutie is nearly a year old, even at this age, they show signs of the temperament they're famous for. Also, heck no! Please don't think you said something wrong! They also give me something to look forward to in the long term too, especially the slings, I'm not just going from day...
  7. gognomie

    Addicted to buying tarantulas

    I know this is a bit of a joke (and honestly, the idea is pretty funny! :p) but I've had something world-shattering happen recently and my T's/phasmids have helped a lot with dealing with the day. When I go and feed and clean up after them I put on some music and zone out for a couple of hours...
  8. gognomie

    Addicted to buying tarantulas

    I managed to pick up two more e.campestratus at an expo and grabbed a couple of h.chilensis because I really really feel like I need some extra frustration in my life. o_O My b.emelia sling has been buried for.... four months now, if it had been my first or only tarantula I honestly don't think...
  9. gognomie

    Just got back from Entocon, got 2 homoeomma chilensis and 2 eupalaestrus campestratus (because I...

    Just got back from Entocon, got 2 homoeomma chilensis and 2 eupalaestrus campestratus (because I want to exercise my patience) along with some new phasmids and I'm absolutely shattered.
  10. gognomie

    Hello looking forward to this new hobby!

    hey there, great choice of T, they're an absolute classic!
  11. gognomie

    Here for Arachnotherapy

    You have my sympathy! :p obligatory West Midlands self-deprecating humour.
  12. gognomie

    water dishes

    Got ours from Amazon, we got a load for about £4.
  13. gognomie

    Who's molted today

    My second a.genic, a 1cm sling just, molted. I kind of like more grown on slings, but these babies have been fascinated and in my head, I am now their mum.
  14. gognomie

    Addicted to buying tarantulas

    I tried to ban myself from buying any online, but then, at the time, I thought Brexit was around the corner so I bought a mystery box from Spiderworld because I wanted to experience getting one. Then I was having a bad week and The Spider Shop had some Eupalaestrus campestratus for sale so had...
  15. gognomie

    Who's molted today

    My Phormictopus atrichomatus and psalmopoeus cambridgei. Unfortunately, I hadn't noticed the p.cambridgei had molted as it had tucked itself away behind one of its hides and I caught it while I was dampening the substrate and it went flying, it's only like a 2cm sling, so hopefully, it'll be ok...
  16. gognomie

    Why I don't keep OWs.

    That is brilliant! Honestly, you just have to follow your bliss and having a big sense of humor definitely helps that.
  17. gognomie

    Here for Arachnotherapy

    Hey there, welcome to the forum! I'm currently living in cough Birmingham cough.
  18. gognomie

    Why I don't keep OWs.

    Absolutely! Though once I was in the middle of the woods getting some and this woman pops out of nowhere walking her dog, looks at me and says 'stick insects?'. She knew the game. :D
  19. gognomie

    Looking for some expo recommendations!

    I'm throwing my hat in with an n.incei, dirt cheap dwarf, skittish but oodles of personality. Come in gold or olive colour forms, both are great.
  20. gognomie

    Why I don't keep OWs.

    I know my limits! These aren't fast, but dang those legs cover a lot of ground.
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