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entomology's P subfusca lowland communal

entomology

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Hi all. I'm working on a new project regarding the introduction of certain Poecilotheria species in as communal not at the size of slings. they were introduced @ around 4-5 cm. T
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hese pics illustrate 3 P subfusca's that were put in their enclosures a few days back and 2 are cohabiting together whilst the other is alone now whether its sex related ill soon find out but all doing well and eating well :)

just wanted to share a
 

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entomology

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Guys I'm breeding " expensive" T's not for getting" RICH" lol I earn a good enough salary to make me comfortable!! I breed it because I love seeing, monitoring, data collection and learning and the success of proving some people's theory's wrong and that does it for me;-) I wanna c a tarantula that most people can't afford in their collection, but at the same time I have heard a lot from others on the forum and cannot sell for too cheap or ppl with resell for double the price for profit and that's not what I want I only do it for the love of the hobby and Tarantulas in general. I will be fair and prob charge for a metallica for around R500 each compared to R1200 . That way everyone is happy don't U think??? Ppl just can't get over the fact that I do this for the love of science nothing less. NOT FOR THE MONEY!!!!!
 

TJB13

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That's cool entomology. I live to far away to get any of your T's unfortunately. cost is a huge consideration of what animals I get. Not sure of the currency conversion but I've seen slings for $100 and adults from $300-$700 in Canada. Haven't taken the plunge yet... Lots of other wonderful species I haven't kept yet.
 

entomology

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There is a breeder in Germany one of the biggest. Which I will be importing from, but need to first establish their conservation status before imports them apply for imports, but am going to and export also so dnt feel the distance is an issue as long as all paperwork and permits are in order everything will go well. Remember arachnid have been around for millions of years predation dinosaurs and can adapt to almost any environment so if the plane takes a whole no worries lol there Is a trouble maker on this forum and u will know when he surfaces lol..... Won't mention any names so lets hope he knows what's good for him and stay far away!!!!! Otherwise how's the breeding doing on tht side of the world????
 

TJB13

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Seems to be lots of T's around. Mostly eastern Canada for online orders. I'm just trying my hand at breeding G rosea. Hopefully all goes well and can start finding males for my other species. Waiting for most of them to mature.
 

entomology

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I am trying to establish a good gene flow with my tarantulas and allot of people always say with tarantulas DNA and gene pool pollution is not an issue?! I tend to disagree there as why do so many ppl have infertile sacks? Because its the females offspring that matured months later and ends up with its adult mother and one of the downsides of inbreeding is low fertility. Scientists will be studying Arachnids still for many years to come, but one thing still remains what I studied as a student is don't interbreed with siblings irrespective of species!!!! It's a golden rule.
 

TJB13

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Yeah I would definitely try to stay away from inbreeding if I can. I've heard a lot that it doesn't matter. However Im just getting into it so I don't have any experience either way. There's always new stuff to learn and try and I am looking forward to it.:)
 

entomology

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The problem ppl forget what is common sense and know this!!! Why do they call people having relationships with siblings and relatives Hillbillys? Why are they not normal????? . In all national parks its by law we restock with new bloodline for that pure reason and dnt lend ur ears out. Allot of ppl will argue this issue and one thing u will learn on every forum there is a person that will challenge u!!! Because everyone believes they are tarantula specialists. I believe in contaminated gene pool pollution irrespective whomever tries to convince me either way. Like I said its the golden rule with any breeding program . Even if ur starting I can give u some good advice on any husbandry on any species and its simple just simulate their natural habitat and climate conditions regarding temperature and humidity. Provide a hot spot for arboreal and not for terrestrial because if they hot they dig and then it gets hotter so place it on the side I the tank for proper thermal regulation because if u heat the whole room they cannot move to a cooler part in enclosure ESP ur arboreal species. The Internet is vast and the forums u will also get good advise from some people, but as per usual it always ends up in a dispute and argument hence try to avoid it:)
 

entomology

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Hi all.

Been on some annual vacation leave and juggling slings in between lol..... I have rehoused my P subfusca lowland morph's into their new enclosure today and temps are at optimal for them and they are growing nicely. I am very fortunate as i have some rare Pokies dropping
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egg sacks and mechanical mom is doing her job perfectly and I'm not complaining..lol
 

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