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Phil

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Poecilotheria Metallica (colony). OK, colony is a bit if cheat but there is something magical about 5 or 6 shiny blue spiders in one place.
 

m0lsx

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My A chalcodes, they are such a great character. When ever I take the lid of the enclosure they are up & ready to say hello, put your hand out to stop them leaving the enclosure in the wrong way & they are onto your hand. Mist the enclosure & make a noise on the plastic plants, they wack the h£ll out of the plant, in fact cause the plant to move for any other reason, or inadvertently touch them doing something & the plant gets whacked. But when it lifts it's front legs in a mock threat posture & it lowers them & walks towards you. Keep talking & gently touch it's front legs again & it's up the side & wanting to get out.

I still do not know if they are male or female, but they are one of only two T's that I have names for. The chalcodes is Hohokam as like their Sonoran desert predecessors, they know how to move substrate. And then there is Felicity, (Flick) my female T stirmi.
 

WolfSpider

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I have a 6 inch subfusca female.....I'd love a male--but chances are poor in the States. Damn shortsighted over-regulated typical US bull****.
 

WolfSpider

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There are interesting ways around the dumb laws (Sri Lankan Pokie vulnerability is due to habitat loss--not opportunists picking up a wild specimen), but just don't get caught. The fine is hefty. An illegal shipment was tagged in Florida recently and was eventually sent to multiple zoos after an investigation. The fine was $50,000 for each spider. OUCH.

In fact, it is because of the CB hobby that these beautiful arachnids alive and well. Leave it to the Feds to screw things up. God Bless Europe, Asia, and Australia. Their laws aren't so draconian.
 

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