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P. Metallica colony

Discussion in 'General Tarantula Discussion' started by Phil, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. Phil

    Phil Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Hi guys, so along with my colony of M. balfouri I have now decided to start up a group of P. Metallica. Thanks to Jakub at spidershop.pl I received on Wednesday from Poland 10 x P.met slings that he had been keeping in a group already. I have placed 5 in a. colony as was planning on moving on the other 5 slings but now I am thinking of just doing all 10. hopefully get some pics soon and will keep you all updated on how they get on.
    EDIT. now a colony of 6 (put another one in just cos it tried to bolt when feeding and so easier to go in the bigger enclosure...ha ha)
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  2. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    @Phil Good luck with them. I'd love to keep a bunch communally but have never quite dared to.
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    Phil Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    that's how I always felt. But when I was at the BTS this year there was a display that must have had about 50 or 60 adults and that really gave me the incentive to try it. pic from BTS below but not the best 20180520_125115.jpg
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    Wow, it's amazing to see them all huddled together.
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    We definitely need pics and regular updates on this. Looking forward to seeing how it goes. Good luck!
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    I'd only imagine how much easier mating is :) would they still eat the male?
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    Phil Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    and that was just one side, there was the same if not more on the other side of the tank too.
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    Phil Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Thanks. Will deffo keep you all updated.
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    Phil Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I guess so, more chance of him finding a few more females before he gets eaten though. unlikely to mate as the males will mature at different times to the female. natures way of spiders from the same sac not breeding.
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    I look forward to this!
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    That's so cool...definitely keep posting!!!!
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    Yea I guess that makes sense.
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    Phil Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    MassExodus Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Omg I want to pet them, look, they're so damn gorgeous! THRIVE YOU BEAUTIFUL MONSTERS! THRIVE!!! *Throws underwear* I LOVE YOU! I LOVE YOU!


    Too far?
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    Phil Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    ha ha....maybe a little but funny so who cares dude :D
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