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  1. O

    My first tarantula, a Tliltocatl Albipilosus light patch

    I have just recently purchased my Nicaraguan Curly Hair sling and today noticed a light patch on their rear. First pic is when I transferred them to a proper enclosure, the second is today. I’ve done some research, but I thought it’d be best to ask here as well. I’m not too sure it’s premolt...
  2. flickedthehairout

    Hello! PLEASE HELP!! QUICK!! (rescued t's)

    New to keeping tarantulas! And I'm in a bit of a pickle! A long time friend called me up. She works at a homeless shelter. A homeless man came in to stay and had two tarantulas. He was told he could not keep them there and would have to re-home them or throw them out if a home was not available...
  3. Oredhel

    Arboreal help

    Hello everyone! I want to begin with arboreal tarantulas and rn i can buy either an Avicularia aurantiaca or Heteroscodra maculata slings. I've found some info and videos about de H maculata but i have no idea about that Avicularia. I'm a beginner so i'm not sure about gettin an OW but that...
  4. N

    A lil help?

    Hi guys! Right I have my new Tarantula, I'm very nervous with them as I've never been one for spiders but I'm determined to change that. I have them in small stackable tubs (ones they came with) but I want to get them nicer enclosures. I've never been one for keeping animals in tubs as I...
  5. TokeHound

    Newest Additions

    I thought it would be fun to show off our newest additions whether you just bought them or maybe you got new babies! :) Mines a juvie Avic avic I can safely say this is my favourite species. <3
  6. Cor

    Cor's Collection

    Here's the kids, updated as new ones arrive. The starter set: Ayla was the first tarantula that I got. She's (they're all going to be referred to as she even if they aren't) a Tililtocatl albopilosus. Her name was briefly Pewbs because I thought it was pretty funny. I still think it's...
  7. F

    New T owner, scared I’m doing something wrong.

    Hello! I got a pink toe tarantula yesterday. It came home with me in a plastic container, and i set the container in its new enclosure so it could make its way out when it wanted to because i didn’t want to stress it out any more than it already had been. It’s tucked itself in the corner of the...
  8. T

    Pumpkin Patch Molting?

    Hello! I first want to preface this that this is my first tarantula after many years of wanting one. I did some research and found that one of the better beginner tarantulas were the Pumpkin Patch Tarantula. There was a sling available and I was able to purchase one. He/she is about 3/4" in...
  9. P

    Is my T a boy or girl

    I have been calling her Tina and I think she is a girl but I’m not really sure Bc this whole time I thought her butt was her head so now realizing she might be a boy. I’m very new to this. What do you think?
  10. K

    Curly Hair Behavior - Another New Owner Post

    First off: I’m so sorry about a third ‘new owner post’ ! I’ll try to post a little less but I figure better safe than sorry especially since I tend to be an anxious with a new pet So Saturday, the 25th I decided to try to feed her (my T Albo) again, since the last time she ate was at the hobby...
  11. K

    Recent tarantula owner, should i be worried or overthinking?

    After a bit of contemplation, my anxiety got the best of me and I wanted to make a post to look for help. 2 days ago I finally got my first tarantula; she’s a Tliltocatl albopilosus. I got her at a exotics pet shop and they said she molted about 4-5 weeks ago and she’s about 4 inches. last fed...
  12. A

    Help! sling is not eating

    So I have recently purchased two G. pulchra slings and they arrived one week ago. I have never owned tarantulas before so I am new to this. Anyways, one of them has already eaten two mealworms but one of my slings just won't eat. Does it still need time to adjust to the new environment. I really...
  13. Mugsy


    Hi! I'm a newbie at this hobby and I've got a B. albiceps sling, any advice?
  14. Terrariumerrific

    Heating help for Wisconsin owner?

    Hello all, last week I acquired my first tarantula, an avicularia avicularia, about an inch and a half long from the front to the back toes. I've read a few comments here today about how heating lamps and moist substrates are not best for the genus. My worry is that I essentially live in the...
  15. M

    Good Dwarf Tarantula?

    First off, I am new to this forum so I put it here because I do not know where else too. Also, this would be a first time owner of a tarantula. I am looking to get a tarantula. Being a little uncomfortable with them, I am looking for a dwarf species. I want a smaller one but I have a few...