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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by scottydog1983, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. scottydog1983

    scottydog1983 New Member

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    yesterday I became the proud owner of a Venezuelan sun tiger and salmon pink birdeater and was just after experienced people with advice on when it is good to change from critter box to Viv s when it is good to start handling and how often to feed and clean them out I've dome a bit of reading up but all advice helps
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Hi, welcome to the hobby.:)
    Could you give us an idea of their size and if you can post some photos of your tarantulas and their present containers it will be easier for people to advise you.
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member

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    I love the new additions...however handling a Psalmopoeus irminia isn't a very smart thing. They're extremely defensive, fast, and quick to bite. Even though their a new world species their venom is quite strong. I've had many in my collection and I would rather handle most pokies than a suntiger. Just my opinion...if that's your wish then so be it. Post some pics of your new Ts and we can answer your questions.
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    Kymura Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Hi there and welcome, adore psalmo's, but agree with @Arachnoclown on handling them.
    Sooooo, pictures please, we have no idea the size or set ups to advise you about ^.~


    here, so we are all on the same page with things :)
    Psalmopoeus irminia, also known as the Venezuelan suntiger or psalmo
    Lasiodora parahybana, the Brazilian salmon pink bird-eating tarantula, also known as the salmon pink or LP
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    scottydog1983 New Member

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    this is my sun tiger my salmon pink is hiding and don' want to disturb her but she is about the same size
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    Dave Jay Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum. :)
    I don't keep those species so I won't try to give advice on care, but there's lots of information here if you search .
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    Lasiodora species are great tarantulas but are not handleable, which is a good thing. Even if the tarantula had the temperment for it, the urticating hairs are horrific. The feeding response is so powerful that they think everything is food, including you.

    Deadly tarantula girl has a video she did on P irminia in which she tries to work with multiple specimens with highly entertaining results!!

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