My family has gotten much bigger. As usual, they'll all be referenced as female with no proof of them being so. Here's the latest new members:
Aphonopelma seemani. No name yet. This one scares the crap out of me right now. She's very skittish. I'm hoping as she gets bigger, she'll calm the eff down.
Brachypelma boehmei. Scarlett. I love this one. She quickly runs up to the top of her little terracotta hide whenever I take the lid off. She's awesome.
Pseudhapalopus sp. blue, also no name yet. She's very, very, very small. I'm most worried about this one. I've been feeding her flightless fruit flies and she seems to be fattening up from them, but I'll feel much better when she gets some size on her.
Cyriocosmus sellatus. I've recently found I really like Cyriocosmus tarantulas. Something about the way they look in pictures really appeals to me. The hearts on the butts are neat also, especially since I work in a cath lab.
Brachypelma albiceps. I've been trying to get one since I got into collecting tarantulas about a month ago. I like the reports on their temperament being very calm and I like the look of the adults...
... so I ended up with two. Yay!
Kochiana brunnipes. She's been awesome to watch. Pops out of her little enclosure whenever I open the lid, seems to be curious, and just a nice active little spider. So awesome.
Brachypelma emelia. Very shy spider right now. Any disturbance to her enclosure and she curls up on the spot. I'm looking forward to her getting some size on her and hopefully being more out in the open.
Avicularia minatrix. I really like dwarf tarantulas. A dwarf Avic seemed like a no brainer.
Inside this little web is an OBT sling. @octanejunkie was a true gentleman and included this as a freebie when I purchased stuff from him. This thing gave me anxiety before it even arrived, however, it's been very laid back and no issues at all. Granted, it's small and it hasn't been very long, but so far, so good.
Cyriocosmus ritae. Another Cyriocosmus. Another dwarf. Lots of activity in such a tiny package. She's my second favorite of my new acquisitions.
Eresus Walckenaeri. Christopher Walckenaeri was the only name that came to mind, but I'm not settled on it. This is my first true spider and my favorite of the new family members. I read that this species likes lots of moss to hide in, and that's been very true. She's well hidden in the moss, but I know (roughly) where she's at from the webbing. When I shake in some fruit flies, her legs come out of the moss and she starts hunting. Such a cool spider! The pictures of this spider on the internet really drew me in. Their faces look almost Pixar fake, with very atypical eyes that looks expressive. She needs to put on a little size because she's teensy.
That's the latest of the growing collection. They'll get names soon, but work has been sucking out my brain power lately.