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MatthewM1

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Had a 2.75" juvie male Psalmopoeus irminia take off on me during a rehousing today. Little devil got up under the dresser my ball python's tank is on. He was less than thrilled.

I grabbed his cork bark with my tongs and he had leaped off the rim of his deli cup, across the floor and under the dresser before I could say WTF!
 

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Enn49

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Little monkey:T:. This is why I rehouse little ones inside an ExoTerra viv, at least they can't get too far and are easy to catch. The 3 big ones will hopefully not need rehousing although we have moved the P. vittata twice since she came without too much trouble.
 

Tomoran

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Wow, he is none too happy!

So glad that you were able to find and scoop him up. And thanks for the reminder of just how fast some of these species can be!
 

MatthewM1

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It was almost funny just how angry the little guy was.

It was the first time I've had a T get away on me like that. I've had a few others try though. Usually im quick enough to cup them but this little guy was gone and hiding before I could even grab the catch cup sitting right next to me.
 

Tomoran

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It was almost funny just how angry the little guy was.

It was the first time I've had a T get away on me like that. I've had a few others try though. Usually im quick enough to cup them but this little guy was gone and hiding before I could even grab the catch cup sitting right next to me.
Ha!

I've had good luck with transfers, knock on wood, but posts like yours remind me to always stay on my toes. Thanks! :)
 

Denny Dee

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Nothing more nerve wracking than a re-housing. For both spider and keeper. Glad it worked out.
 
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