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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Danilo, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. Danilo

    Danilo Member

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    Hi , just want to say a quick hello and a bit of background about me
    I'm returning to the hobby after a break of a couple of years due to work commitments ,family life etc .

    I started off as most people and bought one tarantula that quickly turned it to lots and lots of tarantulas lol .
    I use to breed a few of them and sell them on different sites , and purchase more T's or reptiles with whatever I got .

    So anyway I'm just in the process of purchasing a few slings (let's see how long it lasts as only a few) as I like rearing them from tiny and sexing the molts then pairing them off .

    I've always been attracted to the hottest T's and am going to go down this route again so pokies , S.Calceatum , OBt's etc will be what I'm getting .

    I've never been on this forum before and after researching what the best T forums and what I'm looking for I found this to be the most informative and friendly so here I am .

    So hello again and look forward to learning and contributing and chatting to you all round the boards .

    Danilo
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    LC72uk Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to the Group and back to the Hobby Danilo..................LC72UK:):T:
  3. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Hi Danilo, welcome back to the hobby :D
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    WolfSpider Well-Known Member

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    Great site choice. Concur: most friendly and informative site. It's awesome that you are jumping back right into the deep end. (Baboons and Pokies) Ennie has some experience with starting in the deep end.
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  5. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Yes, my first 2 Ts as a complete novice were a juvenile OBT and a Pokie sling. My view I as long as you know what they're capable of treat them accordingly there is no problem.
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    Dustin Amack Well-Known Member

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    Greeting! Welcome, glad you're back in the hobby. Enjoy!
  7. Danilo

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    Thanks for the warm welcomes :T:
    I'm still trying to decide where to purchase from as I always bought from Lee at the spider shop but there doesn't seem to be much in stock now .

    I've found spider world.eu to have loads and very reasonable price but a bit dubious to buy from overseas as there is no live guarantees and the distance is a huge risk.

    Might have to take a chance as I want multiples of each T and going to get all the pokies to start off with .....and maybe a couple OBt's lol

    Where do you guys get your T's from ?

    Again thanks for the welcomes ;)
  8. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I use both spiderworld.eu and spidershop.pl regularly. Both will courier your Ts to you in a nice warm van if you ask. The way it works is the courier collects on Friday and delivers to you Saturday or Sunday and you pay the courier on delivery.
    I buy most of my terrariums from spidershop.pl and any Ts I buy come with them, in fact my next order will also bring a snake.
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  9. Danilo

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    Thanks mate that's what I will do .

    Been watching The dark den on YouTube and that's where got the heads up for the shop and I like the guy who does them so will give it a shot now

    Thanks again :)
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  10. Danilo

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    Hey ,it's been a while but I had to put things on hold due to a house move but finally I own some T's again
    I have a female and male poeciletheria regalis sub adults
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    8 poeciletheria vittata slings
    So not a bad start to things again I feel and am more than happy .

    Now not to buy anymore for the time being (easier said than done)

    Will throw some pics up in a day or two once everyone has settled
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    BLASPHEMER! BURN HER! lol. Hi Enn. And welcome back Danilo, fantastic choices.
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    Welcome back. Tarantulas haven't evolved that much since you're gone. Do tell us everything about the pokies!!

    Pics
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    Welcome back to the hobby, and the forum! :)
  14. Danilo

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    Thanks everyone :)

    I know I said i wouldn't but I've bought another T lol

    I couldn't resist and got another pokie , but this time poeciletheria rufilata .

    So I'm now up to 11 in the space of a week


    Off topic but does anyone know how long the postage from spiderworld.eu takes to the UK on average once posted ?......
    I paid for the van but it doesn't come to my part of Scotland so can only post
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    Ask @Enn49 she is clued up on this....
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    Shampain Well-Known Member

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    I’ve never bought off anyone outside the uk :) Ennie got me my A.Genic female from Poland and she was kind enough to look after my T until I was available hehe...
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  18. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Congrats on the new T. Most of my orders from spiderworld.eu have taken 5 days. Occasional deliveries from Poland have been up to 9 days but I've not had a DOA yet.
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    Thanks , just need the weather to warm up a bit then they can be posted ,
    5 days isn't too bad I suppose seeing the distance there coming .

    @Enn49 do you get tracking info so you know when there going to arrive ?
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    @Danilo You do get tracking from spiderworld.eu I think but it only works in Poland, for some reason our wonderful Royal Mail don't track them here and that is usually the slowest part of the trip.
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