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Ambitious 1i Poecilotheria regalis

Discussion in 'Tarantula Bite Reports' started by Thistles, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. Thistles

    Thistles Well-Known Member

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    I've got a bunch of regalis 1i incubating right now, and one of them is dragging around a molt. I grasped the molt with tongs, and he came with it. Not wanting to hurt him, I gently set him on my hand and attempted to dislodge the molt. It isn't stuck to his legs, but it appears that the top part of the opisthosoma is clinging on. I felt a weird scraping on my index finger, and look to see his little chelicerae busily chomping at my finger! He didn't penetrate the skin, but the tiny booger definitely tried!

    I've never had such a tiny beast try to bite. I know sometimes early instar poecs will cannibalize, but that's something I'd expect from an ornata, not a little regalis. I'm impressed with his chutzpah.
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    I think that little guy/gal is a keeper;)
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    Got to love it at that size ;)
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    I agree with timc, I'd keep that one:D
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    Haha, I guess it is gonna stay! Feisty little beast. Any name ideas?
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    Telson Well-Known Member

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    Bitey. Lol. Maybe Stabitha, for a female? Hehe
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    Hahaha Stabitha is clever!
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    Fhang von Urticans..
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    Telson Well-Known Member

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    I never really got around to naming mine. A few, but mostly I refer to them by their proper sp names. Or fond nicknames for the difficult ones, which i'll refrain from repeating here :)
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    Braveheart springs to mind, definitely a keeper :)
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    Phil Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Chomper
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    Yeah, that's kind of what I was looking for hahaha
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    @Thistles Did you manage to get the moult off?
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    Nope, if he's gonna act like that he can keep his creepy skin cape. It isn't in a place that I think will hurt him.
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    There's a name for it, Dracula, with his fangs and cape :)
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    Thistles Well-Known Member

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    Winner!
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    Perfect!
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    Phil Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    A worthy winner @Enn49 ......I will have to take solace that Dracula was renowned for being a bit of a "Chomper" anyway. ....lol. Congrats ☺
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