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LP growth in pictures

Discussion in 'Tarantula Photos and Videos' started by HungryGhost, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. HungryGhost

    HungryGhost Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to use this thread to document the growth of my lasiodora parahybana (Salmon Pink Birdeater) in pictures. His/her name is Pink (just Pink if it sexes female, or Mr. Pink if it's male). I plan on feeding it heavily and keeping her warm for some fast growth during the first year.

    Photo #1
    February 9, 2014 when purchased at a reptile show.
    Note the missing left leg.
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    Photo #2
    March 4, 2014 after molt.
    Note regenerated leg.
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    Last edited: May 2, 2014
  2. Josh

    Josh Administrator Staff Member 3 Year Member

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    Can't wait to see this thread as she grows and grows and grows and GROWS! Great idea!
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    She's a real beauty! Looking forward to seeing the pictures over time! :)
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    Great thread idea!
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    this is a great idea! i want a sling to watch grow :)
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    HungryGhost Well-Known Member

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    Photo #3
    April 4, 2014
    Molted on 4/1/14 ate a small cricket before photo today.

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    Last edited: Apr 4, 2014
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    HungryGhost Well-Known Member

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    Photo #4
    May 2, 2014
    Molted on 4/30/14

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    Its amazing how much size they gain when they molt. Mine are growing pretty slowly. I havent really been power feeding them so its a little slower. Whats your feeding schedule like and temps?
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    I keep the temp at about 70 at night and 80 during the day. Feeding isn't really on a schedule other than often. When she's ready to eat post-molt I feed everyday for the first 3 days. Then it's a matter of judgement, I try not to let her get obscenely fat, but fatter than I would let an adult or juvie get. Before this last molt I stopped feeding for 2 weeks because she was very plump.*

    *Your mileage may vary, ask your doctor if power feeding is right for you.;)
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    Prudance Active Member 3 Year Member

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    What a cool idea for a thread. Looking forward to seeing the little grow.
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    Miko365 Member 3 Year Member

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    Wow!!! I knew they grew fast, but this is just absolutely crazy how much they grow from molt to molt lol defintely can't wait to get mine.
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    What a cutie! They sure do grow fast!
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    Photo #5
    June 25, 2014
    Molted 6/18/14
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    Josh Administrator Staff Member 3 Year Member

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    This is a great thread! Thanks for keeping it updated!
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    Tyler Kuykendall Member 3 Year Member

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    My salmon pink molted from 2" twice in less than a year since I had her. I was uber-flabbergasted at how much she grew.
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    HungryGhost Well-Known Member

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    I've heard they can go from a sling to 6" in a year.We'll see:)
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    Christell Erasmus Well-Known Member

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    I love this idea! Awesome. Your little guy has grown so much. :D
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    I plan on getting one of these next week ^^ it's about 4'' so can't wait having my first bird eater :D
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    I so want to copy your idea, but I'm guessing this is a faster growing species than what I have.
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    Alexander White Active Member 3 Year Member

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    awesome! i love seeing the regeneration, ive seen it with my mantids a few times, too bad humans cant regenerate their lost limbs, thatd be pretty useful, cant believe how small your little one was, and still is. Nice photos! haha great idea, just add on "mr" if it turns out to be male.
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