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New Keeper... Kinda.

So I am new here and sort of new to keeping Tarantulas. My father had a Grammostola rosea when I was a teenager. He got it on a whim. My mother absolutely hated her but me and my sister loved her. I currently have 2 T's a B. albopilosum (or T. albopilosus as it is now known), and a Caribena laeta who is just about to change from blue to pink. It is in pre-molt and I can see the new pink underneath the blue. I have had them both for about 3 months and the B. albo has molted once and is about 1 3/4". I got it at about 1". The C. laeta has molted twice in my care and this will be the third so I am guessing 4th instar? Here are some pics of my T's. I will be getting a Grammostola pulchra as soon as the C. laeta is done molting and has eaten.
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B. albo after molting before first feeding (man was it hungry!)
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my C. laeta in its web tunnels if you look close you can see the pink starting to show on its abdomen. It just entered pre-molt about a week ago. I know its pre-molt because this creature is a voracious eater and is now refusing food.
 

Enn49

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Hello and welcome, I'm sure you'll soon have many more. :)
 

ilovebrachys

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Hi and welcome :) the laetas are so beautiful as slings and juvies before they turn a dull brown so enjoy the colour while it lasts :D
 
Hi and welcome :) the laetas are so beautiful as slings and juvies before they turn a dull brown so enjoy the colour while it lasts :D

yea I know :( I got it as a tiny little bright blue 1/2" sling and it has been fun watching it grow. Seems to grow really fast. It has molted every month I have had it. It is unfortunate that they turn a dull brown/blonde once mature. Would be cool if it became even more beautiful as an adult like the C. versicolor do. After I get a G. pulchra a C. versicolor will probably be the next T on the list.
 
So my T. albo has decided to do a little showing off. It has decided that it only wants to use the extensive burrow system it built for feeding. The last few days I have come home from work it has been like this. Now it spends most of the time in 2 spots.
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This is its favorite spot I spot it here the most.
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This is its other spot it hangs out at the pile of substrate it built from burrowing (sorry for the blurry pic. It decided to move right as I snapped the shot.
 

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