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Portland, Oregon, USA
Hiya! I'm Sarah, but I chose my tarantula's name as my username so I guess just call me by that or whatever. I'm in Portland, Oregon and very new to the hobby. I got my first and only tarantula about a year ago from Spider Shoppe. It's a Caribena Versicolor, and I love it so much. It's had two molts with me now, of course, completely torn up to make sexing difficult. I love watching them make additions to their little web tunnel. I'm not great at snapping good pics, so this one I got will have to do. This is Disco Cyanide:


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Welcome. It sounds like you are taking the right approach to things. I have not kept either of those species but there are plenty here who have.


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3 Year Member
Lodi, NJ USA
I think my next one is going to be a Tliltocatl Albopilosus named Coach Beard, but it'll be awhile till I can make space for it and do all the proper research.
They are great. I have one sexed female that I have had since it was a sling. She's about 2.5 years old and at this point approx 4-5 inches distal. She is kept in Kirkland pretzel jar that is rectangular approx. 6"x6"x8"(it might be a littke bigger). Mostly coco fiber with a little repti-soil(? I forget the name, but you get the idea) but mostly coc fiber. I soak one of the corners weekly (she buries any water dish I leave).