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Just got back from Hamburg Reptile show.

Discussion in 'Tarantula Photos and Videos' started by Floodmeister, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. Floodmeister

    Floodmeister New Member

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    I picked up several T's that I've had on my want list and one I told myself I wasn't going to get just yet. First booth I checked out was Net-bug. I saw a few I wanted until one name caught my attention. Euathlus sp Red. I immediately purchased the incredibly small sling as I didn't know when I would see another one. Decided I wanted to check out some of the other vendors before purchasing more. I mean I literally just got in the door. So after walking away, looking at some of the other vendors, I realized Net-bug's selection and prices were to good to pass up. I went back and picked up a L. parahybana sling and a A. geniculata sling. After walking around some more I came across another vendor which I cannot remember the name of and saw some really small
    Hapalopus sp Colombia slings. Decided to think about it as I like dwarf species. But just to the left of those were some P. murinus slings. I said no to myself. Decided to walk around some more. But as I kept walking around I kept thinking how I've really wanted one. I decided I knew the risks, I understood what I was about to get myself into, and while I didn't exactly feel I was ready, I didn't feel I was unprepared, I've done my research. I took the plunge. My first OW is P. murinus sling. Decided to try my new macro lens for my smartphone since whenever I tried to take a picture it would never focus. Was quite impressed how well they came out for a macro lens that clips on.

    Euathlus sp Red - "Marceline"
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    Lasiodora parahybana - "Peanut"
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    Acanthoscurria geniculata - "Bacon"
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    Hapalopus sp Colombia - "Pumpkin"
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    Pterinochilus murinus - "Butternut"
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  2. Enn49

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

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    Congrats on the new Ts, a great bunch. Remember you'll need bags of patience for the sp, red and you'll find the OBT is not really that scary as long as you're aware of their reputation.
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    PanzoN88 Well-Known Member

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    You made a great choice by getting an E. Sp. red. They are very easy to care for (I have an adult pair). Enn is right about the growth rate, while I don't have E. Sp. red slings (yet, insertion pending), I do have three E. Sp. yellow slings (which are similar) that I bought almost a year ago and they are very slow growing. Regardless, E. Sp. red are amazing. They are not the greatest eaters either. Prekilled crickets will take care of that.
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    Dave Jay Well-Known Member

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    It sounds like you had a great day! I love the variety in the slings you bought, what a great bunch!
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    Looks like you had a fun day. Congrats on your new additions. I look forward to watching the Euthalus sp. Red grow up.
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