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A few questions about Tarantula's

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My biggest girl molted!
I was actually scared lol. She was black and purple for so long, eventually even her legs.
This morning I checked on her. Upright.
Checked 1 hours later - on her back! Had a mini heart attack and quickly took a picture and left my room. Didn't want anything to be able to disturb her.
Checked in every 2 hours or so. She finished after about 4.5 hours.
 

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omg
I saw a white thing in my chromatus' enclosure, picked up the enclosure and as I tried to figure out what it was my eyes went wide
It's molting!
But like, really molting. It's pure white and moving 70% out already. I thought it was mold! He molted 5 weeks ago
I put him down and hope I didn't disturb him
 

Jess S

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That is so awesome! 2 Nhandus molting and what a size difference between them! I love the pictures, especially the chromatus. It looks really cute :)
 

Whitelightning777

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Oh no
I'm gonna end up like exotics lair

Just fill the dish with lukewarm water so you don't cause stress or temperature shock. There's no need to stop filling the waterdish. If they want a shower, so what? Just make sure that the water doesn't bounce off the tarantula and gets into the dish.

My L klugi thinks everything is food. I just wait for an hour or two and toss in a feeder or two. Basically they're like motion detectors and they simply travel to the epicenter of the impact or vibration.

Think about it. I'm sure that in the wild there are cases of prey items falling into shallow water. A tasty meal is worth harmlessly getting your feet wet. A few Ts like H gigas actually can chase small fish under the water. Most however can't submerge.

Hint hint: It rains outside.
 

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he is sooo beautiful
i also realized i called him girl earlier when he molted
tbh idk what gender it is im just calling him/her whatever comes to mind at the time
 

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Hey Guys sorry been a long time.
My T's are all doing well, just bigger lol a lot bigger. No deaths yet.

I'm actually just posting here cause I managed to pick up a Thrixopelma ockerti - which im super stoked about.
I currently only get Tarantula's that really catch my eye. Like I would get a M. Balfouri or a GBB for example.
 

Jess S

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Hey Guys sorry been a long time.
My T's are all doing well, just bigger lol a lot bigger. No deaths yet.

I'm actually just posting here cause I managed to pick up a Thrixopelma ockerti - which im super stoked about.
I currently only get Tarantula's that really catch my eye. Like I would get a M. Balfouri or a GBB for example.
Wondered where you'd been! Glad you're back as I've enjoyed your posts.
 

Rs50matt

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Welcome back. Glad all is good. If your looking for something striking the N incei is often overlooked. They are nice colours and web a lot making their enclosures interesting. In Europe they’re very cheap to get hold of. Not sure what they’re like where you are thou
 

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Welcome back. Glad all is good. If your looking for something striking the N incei is often overlooked. They are nice colours and web a lot making their enclosures interesting. In Europe they’re very cheap to get hold of. Not sure what they’re like where you are thou
I will check it out.
I'm in South Africa so the species are different here. Lots of horned baboons lol
 

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So anyone terrible with roaches
I bought 200 of em 6 months ago and fed em and stuff.
Some are huge
Like seriously huge way too big to feed to any of my spiders lol
They also freak me out omg
They're bigger than my thumb
 
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