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Scruffy_Nerfherder

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Mountain Home
My first time keeping a tarantula was back in approximately 2008 or ‘09 when I was just fresh out of college. My first T was a Grammostola Rosea. This was back when we were told that we needed to keep a sponge in the water to keep the tarantula from drowning. Unfortunately, I had to give it up when I moved for a job opportunity. But, it started me on wanting to keep tarantulas as pets. So fast forward approximately 14-15 years later and I finally talked my wife into letting me get a tarantula. In fact, I was able to get two because of Fear Not Tarantulas freebie deal and they were actually a Christmas present from my wife. I was able to get a Chromatopelma Cyaneopubescens and Tliltocatl Albopilosus sling. In fact, my C. Cyaneopubescens just molted today. My baby is just growing up.

My goal is to get all of the types (terrestrial ✅, arboreal, fossorial) and a Goliath Bird Eater. I’m excited to be back in the game, especially after seeing all the beautiful species that are now available. I have also uploaded my picks of my C. Cyaneopubescens. My T. Albopilosus on the other hand is playing at being fossorial and so I have yet to get good photos of it yet.
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m0lsx

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Welcome to the forum & back to the hobby.

If you buy your Theraphosa blondi as a sling, buy several, as my experience is, most turn out to be males.
 

Danilo

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Scotland
Hi welcome back
I'm just returning myself and just purchased a 1.1 T.apophysis 10cm and 6 cm and a T.stirmi sling around 4cm
Good luck with your adventure
 

Jeef

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Greetings and welcome aboard! Did you have any specific ones in mind for the future other than the Therephosa? I ask because I wanted to try to stick to terrestrials and a few of the ones I got might as well be fossorial at this stage. I had a C. darlingi that came out more than my X. immanis does.
 

Scruffy_Nerfherder

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Mountain Home
Thank you for the warm welcome. And here are some updated pics of my Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens after its molt.
 

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Scruffy_Nerfherder

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Mountain Home
Greetings and welcome aboard! Did you have any specific ones in mind for the future other than the Therephosa? I ask because I wanted to try to stick to terrestrials and a few of the ones I got might as well be fossorial at this stage. I had a C. darlingi that came out more than my X. immanis does.
So far, I am specifically looking at caribena versicolor for the arboreal. I’m not sure what I want for the fossorial because most are old world and while I think I may break my no old world plan, I’m not sure which one I want to get (but I’ve got time since that will be my last one). I actually do plan to get a pamphobeteus sp. ‘Machalas’ next. Those ones are just gorgeous. As to the bird eater, I’m planning on the apophysis.
 

Noodlelove

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Location
California
My first time keeping a tarantula was back in approximately 2008 or ‘09 when I was just fresh out of college. My first T was a Grammostola Rosea. This was back when we were told that we needed to keep a sponge in the water to keep the tarantula from drowning. Unfortunately, I had to give it up when I moved for a job opportunity. But, it started me on wanting to keep tarantulas as pets. So fast forward approximately 14-15 years later and I finally talked my wife into letting me get a tarantula. In fact, I was able to get two because of Fear Not Tarantulas freebie deal and they were actually a Christmas present from my wife. I was able to get a Chromatopelma Cyaneopubescens and Tliltocatl Albopilosus sling. In fact, my C. Cyaneopubescens just molted today. My baby is just growing up.

My goal is to get all of the types (terrestrial ✅, arboreal, fossorial) and a Goliath Bird Eater. I’m excited to be back in the game, especially after seeing all the beautiful species that are now available. I have also uploaded my picks of my C. Cyaneopubescens. My T. Albopilosus on the other hand is playing at being fossorial and so I have yet to get good photos of it yet. View attachment 70176
I am so incredibly happy for you I absolutely love my little land octopi. And I have a Tlitlocatl albopilosum too
 
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