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Li'l help, here, please!

Marshall

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So, I've inherited a tarantula. I love it, but know ABSOLUTELY nothing about it. It was a wee baby when I got it, and has molted 3 times. I feed it crickets - I *think* it's a girl, but am not sure. No matter, as it's name will remain Calliope either way. I also *think* it's a pink toe, but would LOVE LOVE LOVE confirmation. I would also greatly appreciate tips to make sure she has a happy, healthy life. Thank you in advance!
 

Marshall

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Whoops. Here are some photos
 

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Arachnoclown

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Welcome to the group. Your spider is a Brachypelma emilia. They are a heavy bodied spider that live on the ground. Even though they do climb its best to limit a accident to our little friends. I like to limit my spiders to 6" maximum head room so they can survive a fall. Your enclosure is best suited for a fish then a tarantula. Here are some photos of better options for inspiration. Zoomed makes a low profile enclosure for small creatures.
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octanejunkie

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B emelia, as has been said, and looks female to boot. Do your research, keep her well, and she should bring you Joy for years.

Also, while you're at it, why don't you post a hello in the introductions section?

Welcome to the family/forum @Marshall !
 
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Marshall

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B emelia, as has been said, and looks female to boot. Do your research, keep her well, and she should bring you Joy for years.

Also, while you're at it, why don't you post a hello in the introductions section?

Welcome to the family/forum @Marshall !
Thank you, and I will!
B emelia, as has been said, and looks female to boot. Do your research, keep her well, and she should bring you Joy for years.

Also, while you're at it, why don't you post a hello in the introductions section?

Welcome to the family/forum @Marshall !
Thank you!
 

Marshall

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Oregon
crickets are fine. Brachypelma's are easy to raise. A water dish that you overfill once every other week, decent ventilation, and room temperature and you are golden. Congratulations!!!
Welcome to the group. Your spider is a Brachypelma emilia. They are a heavy bodied spider that live on the ground. Even though they do climb its best to limit a accident to our little friends. I like to limit my spiders to 6" maximum head room so they can survive a fall. Your enclosure is best suited for a fish then a tarantula. Here are some photos of better options for inspiration. Zoomed makes a low profile enclosure for small creatures. View attachment 61477View attachment 61478View attachment 61479View attachment 61480View attachment 61482
That's awesome! I will look I to getting her a better home - I just grabbed this one because she was in a tiny box and I was worried. She doesn't move around a lot, and very rarely climbs, but better safe than sorry.
 

Manny

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@Marshall My wife just gave birth to a little girl on Nov 23 and we named her Kaliope. I thought it was super cool that you named your T the same. Listen to the posts above, they know what they’re talking about. Good luck dude!
 

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