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Could we put together a size guide?

Discussion in 'General Tarantula Discussion' started by Sycohearted, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. Sycohearted

    Sycohearted Member

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    I am always window shopping for T's and I'm embarrassed to say that when I see "1/2" or any measurement I am absolutely lost. Has anyone ever made a nice, detailed guide on T sizes with photos? Hopefully this doesn't get rude comments but I'm a visual learner.
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  2. Arachnoclown

    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I don't know what else anybody could do to better to describe the size. That would be 1/2". 20190606_193401.jpg
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    Anything listed as 1/4" to 2" I consider a sling. 1/4" is tiny, the measurement is dls or diagonal leg span. So a 1/4" sling is the width of your pinky nail from tip of leg to tip of leg, diagonally across the spider. Its body will be much smaller. So at two inches dls, its two inches of leg span, its still a small tarantula. If I understood your question correctly. I remember when I was a noob and all the spiders I ordered were much smaller than I had imagined when they arrived. Used to piss me off to no end ;)
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    ilovebrachys Well-Known Member

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    Have to love your direct approach @Arachnoclown ..:D:p
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  6. Arachnoclown

    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I dont know what else to say...figured everyone can read a ruler. Maybe they dont teach that in school anymore. I tried not to be rude...:)
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    Rs50matt Well-Known Member

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    Most measurements are inaccurate but a rough ges
    It’s all you bloody Americans with you 18th century imperial system ;).
  8. Arachnoclown

    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    To take tarantula sizes and take pictures would mean nothing unless you had a ruler in the photograph...

    Here's two examples one is 2" the other is 3"...which is which?? Need a ruler in the picture.
    I think understanding the measurements of a ruler is the answer not a chart. 20190602_145957.jpg 20190420_172751.jpg
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    That's where the OP is from...;)
    They use to teach the metric scale when I was a kid too...I dont think they teach anything any more.
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    I’ll be honest I think now kids only learn how to pass an exam and the rest of school is a political bias. Subject for another thread thou :)
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    In my school I got this one math worksheet as homework and my dad saw me working on it the way we learned in school and he asked what the fuck I was doing and then asked if my teacher was drunk.
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    I like your dads attitude to modern learning @Kaden Alexander :D
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    That is so,so true. I use to hate ordering a 1” sling and receiving a .25” one. That would piss me off. Now I don’t order online anymore, I’ve got to see my purchase.
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    I know what you mean, I have to actually look at a ruler before I really feel happy things online, i have this problem too, very much a visual learner.
    I use an iPad for all my internet work, I actually bought an adhesive sticker printed with a ruler, I stuck that on one of the margins on the iPad so I always have a guide with me, i can never find Pens or scissors and rulers are no exception so the sticky ruler is always there easily in sight. It’s basic but it works.
    But yes, ordering online can be sometimes a disappointment, much nicer to see the T before buying, I recently got a pulchra at “5-6cm dls” which would be true big only if I pressed it between two very heavy weights!
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    Nothing worse than expecting 6" but when it turns up it's barely juvenile
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  16. Sycohearted

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    Thank you to those who helped <3
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    @Phil you always give me a laugh:D:D:p
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    Phil Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I try to find fun in most things. the world is sh!t enough without adding to it. Not everyone gets my sense of humour but I know you do hun :)
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    ilovebrachys Well-Known Member

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    totally!-great minds think alike:D:peverybody needs a laugh now and then -lighten up people:D
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    I feel like @Phil is the uncle at a wedding who always has the really bad dad jokes but you laugh anyway and always go back to see him cos it’s never boring lol :D
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