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A. chalcodes - New family member!

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  1. Penny

    Penny New Member

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    I am excited to share that I just got an Aphonopelma chalcodes! It is very active so far and looks like I will be able to handle it (not planning to abuse that of course).

    Any recommendations out there? Achalcodes.jpg
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Congratulations on the new addition :)
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    WolfSpider Well-Known Member

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    What a beaut. Hopefully, a female which can last 20+ years. They are quite handleable, although some are known to flick hairs. Like B. albopilosum they tend to bulldoze their substrate and perform remodeling. Very under-rated T. Congratulations.
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    Penny New Member

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    Thank you @Enn49 and @WolfSpider, I am really happy!

    @WolfSpider thank you for the info! I am so excited to watch it grow and learn from it.
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member

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    Nice new addition, wild caught or captive breed??? I've got a wild caught female which is....WILD!!! and a captive male which is a big baby that wants to be held all the time.
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    Penny New Member

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    Thank you @Arachnoclown!

    It is captive breed, but still don't know if its male of female. So far he/she has no problem with me handling it, I just don't want to do it too often 'cause it is so small still.

    How old was your female when you got her? How interesting to see the different personalities!
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    I got her from @Dustin Amack Just after Christmas...shes about 5" right now. She's really feisty. She walks up to me like she's curious but does alot of fang movement ...which is a major turn off in my book. ;) Maybe she's just begging for food...??? 20180313_083935.jpg
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    Wow! Look at those fangs! I would be cautious as well! Thank you for sharing a picture of her :)
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    Congrats on new arrival:):T:
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    Dustin Amack Well-Known Member

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    She sure is gorgeous! I'm with ya, I wouldn't try to hold her either. The male on the other hand seemed to be a gentle giant, he would almost beg to come out oh his enclosure to say hi. I'm so glad these two are with such a great keeper. I look forward to seeing lots of EWLS :)
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