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It happened quite suddenly. She'd been moving around in her tank, although she'd not gone for her prey which is a bit unusual.
Last night she went to her water dish (which always had fresh water in it), she ended up going all the way in and this morning she was still in there but looked like...
I have now fulfilled a long time dream of mine and have brought a Czechoslovakian Wolfdog pup into our lives.
We named him Nevis, after one of my favourite places in Scotland.
He's a cheeky so-and-so, but who could be mad at such an adorable baby? Storm is pretending to be all grumpy and...
Today I had to let my beloved big boy Trigger cross the Rainbow Bridge. He would have been 11 in November and until a few days ago he was full of life and joy.
On Sunday he seemed really lethargic and unhappy, wouldn't touch his food and just managed to walk down the road and back. He was...
My A. Versicolor recently hid away for a few months which is very unlike her. I thought she'd moulted although she never pushed the old skin out. Turns out she had made and nursed a phantom egg sac and this morning she'd put it next to her water dish.
I know it's not a fertile one, because I've...
Someone shared this on my FB this morning.
The RSPCA (I know, not everyone's favourite organisation) currently have around 200 Tarantulas in their shelters looking for homes. It's a varied mix of species, too, by the sound of it.
The article is really lovely, but it did make me laugh how the...
We found this beauty in our greenhouse. Released it back in there after the photos so it can help keep down pests like slugs.
House Spider male looking for some loving last Autumn
Pretty Garden Spider
Visit from the boyfriend. He's quite big for a male in comparison
She's not in...
Finally got my ladybird "family" today (there are hardly any wild ones around here, at least not the 2 spotted kind, so I ended up buying from a breeder). My roses are covered in aphids (one of the bushes looks like it's on its last legs :( ) and I didn't want to use chemicals this year (I find...
Some photos I took during our recent zoo visits
Ring Tailed Lemur
Very pretty Spider Monkey (love those blue eyes)
My husband's and mine wedding pic lol
2 of 4 rescued ex circus lions from Belgium. They're all neutered males, hence why they don't have manes...
I got my new Ts today. The funny thing was that just when I opened the box I finally confessed to my husband that I ordered 2, took the "second" tub out and it reads "Freebie B. Smithi". Arrgh! Luckily it's tiny enough to fit in an old wax worm tub with a flat Lego brick for water bowl.
I have just ordered myself a G. Actaeon sling. There are not many care sheets, but my understanding is, that they are kept like most other Grammostola sp (G. Iheringhi excluded).
Does anyone on here keep them and would like to share some personal experiences?
Thank you ;)
My other hobby (that I don't get to do often enough):
I love watching and taking photos of (Military) Aircraft
B17 Flying Fortress Sally B
Merlin Royal Navy Helicopter
By air, by land and by sea: Royal Navy Combat display
Typhoon Eurofighter (My favourite plane)
TBH, I cheated a bit by turning its tank around. He (or she) had been sitting out every morning, but every time I tried to look closer or take a photo would retreat back into his web.
Finally caught him out this morning, yay:
This was not long before the molt, what a change
I thought I'd compare my spiders from when I first got them to now.
T. Gigas when I got it
After first molt with me
It's nearly doubled in size within 4 months and has undergone quite a colour change, too.
Next B. Boehmei. arrived about the size of a finger nail and is now just...
Sorry not the clearest pic, as the molt is very small and very thin (nearly see through).
I don't know, to me it looks male, but I'm not an expert at sexing molts (it's not like my Genic where the "lady bits" were as clear as rain, lol).