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Anastasia's life and times

Discussion in 'General Tarantula Discussion' started by tapkoote, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. tapkoote

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    Andy got some new neighbors this spring
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    Cool neighbors. What species, of tadpoles, are those?
    Andy looks nice.:)
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    Good question, could be tree frogs, toads, lepard frogs.:confused:
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    LoL Well, I guess we'll find out eventually.;)
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    Another new coat for Andy!!!
    He flipped over at 2:30pm today and out in the open. Not in the cave like last time.

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    Cool! Don't forget to post a photo after he molts.:)
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    Better than that- I've been filming, but it'll take a bit to get it posted.
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    Andy got his new coat Friday, he's all legs now and camera shy.
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    Very cool that you were able to tape Andy's entire molt process.:)
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    It's fascinating to watch, took a long time. Luckly I had some hockey to watch. I didn't see him flip over on his back, but it was a shocker seeing him lay there still. This is the coolest creature I've ever cared for.
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    Tarantulas really are fascinating critters.
    Gotta love 'em.:T:
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    Andy got his first cricket since molting april 21st. Now he's too tall for the cave. I wonder if he'll dig the cave deeper, of if he even can solve a problem like that. He moved stuff around when I used coconut fiber, but not since I ditched that stuff.
    He does sleep in the cave.

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    how big is he now? all of mine, once they hit about 2" or so, quit using the hides, they sit on them or beside them, but rarely go in them. My B. vagans even flipped her hide over and sat in the curve of it. When i took her to the bug zoo i put in a different hide that wasn't as easy to flip. With all the activity there that's the first time I've seen her use the hide since she was under an inch.

    My smithi/hamorii filled in the entrance of his and sits on top, he's the king of the hill ;)
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    This is my first T, it's love and hate. I had to rehouse him 3 times in the first week, he knows I'm a pest/predator. He did go back in the cave and finish his meal, after the third bolt of lightning from my camera. The first two didn't seem to bother him.
    He must be close to 6 inches, last molt was 5 inches. I do know now no more still shots.
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    Nice work Tapkoote! Thank you for sharing Andy with the Forum.
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    It's my pleasure. It's been an interesting story, sadly coming to an end. I think his next molt will be the last, then i'll give him to a breeder. Then back to the pet shop to rescue another. And start another story.
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    If you don't already have a breeder in mind...have a female that would like to get to know him a little better. :D
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    Andy doesn't like meal worms? What you say. I dropped one in with the head squished, right in front of him. He jumped when it hit, but nothing after. Dropped a live one in, he grabbed it and let go. He turned away and i thought he had it. But couldn't see the worm. Then he dug frantically like a dog on a rat hole, piled up the dirt behind him. Then backed off. Put another in, let it squirm right in front of him, even touch him. Nothing, but when it dug a hole he went over it and watched/felt the vibrations, I guess. Hour later tried again same thing. Now he's in the entrence of his cave. I think he's following thier movements under ground. IMG_1009.jpg IMG_0999.jpg IMG_1010.jpg IMG_1011.jpg
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