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Got my G. Pulchripes spiderling, some questions

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  1. KlausNomi

    KlausNomi Member

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    So I let my baby hang out on my hand again. I noticed that she kept on walking around and raising her butt while leaving a trail of webbing... Moments later her butt spewed out this white stuff that looked like tiny cylinders. Is that... poop??

    And is there a negative effect on letting her stay on my palm frequently? Like will it stress her out? Or is this activity good for her?

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    MiaWolf42 Well-Known Member 3 Year Member

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    When I first got my tarantula back in 1998, I used to hold her all the time. Had a carrying case for her. Took her photo with me in a booth at an arcade I used to manage. She has moved across States with me. I still have her. The handling never bothered her. I still have the photo of us, it's my profile pic, I hang it on her tank. She still comes out and walks on me when I clean her tank.

    Yes, that looks like poop.

    (Good night) Too sleepy to type.
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    Awwwww that's so sweet. :)

    Good night :D
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    kormath Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Holding them does nothing for the spider. They may enjoy the warmth from your palm but that's it.

    It's all what you prefer to do, it's your spider;)

    I enjoy holding my little ones. I'm still a bit nervous about holding the larger ones so I don't do it simply to keep them safe, like if I flinch and drop one.
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    MassExodus Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Every time I kiss my Lp on the lips I expect a bite. It never happens. Who can resist spider lips? Not I. I believe last time she slipped me some tongue.
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    MiaWolf42 Well-Known Member 3 Year Member

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    Lol! My coworkers are wondering what I'm laughing at.
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    Well, somebody is molting quickly. Her last molt was around April 8.

    Is it possible to determine the gender now?

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    Should be. Could you take a higher definition picture of the molt?
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    Extra, thanks! I'd say male, but not 100% sure. Maybe you could flatten a little more the skin so that the area between the first pair of book lungs appear more clearly?
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    Not better for me because the skin is a little bit bended around the interesting area. I hope someone else can chime in!


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    Agreed no way to tell with that angle
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    Isn't this spider only about an inch? The spermatheca, if there is any, may not even be fully developed yet.
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    I woke up this morning to find my sling missing from her enclosure. Any ideas on where runaway tarantulas go off to hide? Checked every space near her enclosure, can't find her.
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    Only one I lost went to the floor and cuddled up in the angle between the carpet and the shelving unit.

    My guess would be neat by hiding under something, or tucked away in a corner
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    Finally found her after searching high and low. From the highest crack on the wall to the lowest sliver of space I could peek in. Turns out she's just on the third level of the drawer where her enclosure sits. Lesson learned, never underestimate their ability to squeeze through small spaces.

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    Awesome! Glad you found her. ;)
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    My baby is so adorable. :)

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    It's been two months since I tried to have my baby's gender checked. Please help me determine if he's a he or a she, if it is possible now that he / she is around 2"

    http://extrazoom.com/image-63634.html
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