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UK...British Tarantula Society 21.5.17

Phil

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this weekend is the BTS show in Warwick. I am so excited. I've been to a couple of IHS shows in Doncaster but this is my first BTS. Staying over in Warwick and looking at some old ruins on Saturday. no I am not looking in the mirror....visiting Warwick Castle.
I will post a review of my day when I return and hopefully lots of pics.
if any UK members going and want to meet up for a coffee then PM me. Thanks for reading.
 
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I wish I could afford more Ts at the moment and thanks so much for the offer of T seeking, very much appreciated bro, hope you have a great time and like Ennie I'm jealous lol... Phil do you have a trailer carrying your wallet to the show? You'll need it hehe :D
ha ha.....I have cleared the boot and got the seats down so hoping that will suffice. I have set myself a limit but I fully expect to have that Magpie moment where I see something "shiny" and just have to have it....lol. I hope it's as food as I have made it out to be in my head
 

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Haha You'll defo spend more than planned, guaranteed! I've never been but seen lots of YT videos and it looks amazing! All the stalls are competing with each other so expect some great deals.. I'm sure you can pay extra to get a ticket to get in an hour before the majority which gives you a great chance to snap up the highly sought after first :) If you see a Pamph Solaris, get It! Hehe
that's interesting about the tickets. I thought that was for BTS members only so might have to look into that. The Solaris is too much tho....lol
 

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Yeah you could be right about the member thing actually but it's worth looking into... Keep an eye out for Daniel Oakley and Alan Hicken both big Tarantula Youtubers :) You lucky sod lol
thanks for those names I will do. as the post cards say.....wish you were here .. lol
 

Lee. M

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I'll be missing this one; mainly due to not having been paid for seven weeks, my car being off the road, and an impending holiday.
So please guys, be gentle with those who can't make it when you upload photos of your new acquisitions on Sunday evening!

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Phil

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I'll be missing this one; mainly due to not having been paid for seven weeks, my car being off the road, and an impending holiday.
So please guys, be gentle with those who can't make it when you upload photos of your new acquisitions on Sunday evening!

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no excuse.....lol. I have been in a similar position so feel your pain.... just spent £500 on my car and off to Italy the week after. Fortunately I am still getting paid!!!!!. I will be gentle.....I promise ;). Next year buddy, next year.
 

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Next year definitely!
Are there any other shows coming up over the summer that are worth attending? I went to SEAS in January and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Next year definitely!
Are there any other shows coming up over the summer that are worth attending? I went to SEAS in January and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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There are the IHS reptile meetings at Doncaster http://www.ihs-web.org.uk/breeders.php. I haven't been for a good few years and it was more snakes and reptiles than inverts then but worth a visit.
 

Lee. M

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Thanks Enn. I may have to drive up to Donny for that. If anyone in the south east (of England, LadyFang) wants a lift just drop me a pm.

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Lee. M

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That's good to know. Doncaster is a 3 hour drive from me, so I'll have to justify the time and effort, and at least match my petrol money in spending money.

Looking forward to reports from the BTS show!

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Well?!?!?! What did you all get? How was it? Tell meeeeeee!!!!

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patience young Jedi....lol
I got....
Brachypelma auratum - Brazilian Flame knee
Typhochlaena costae - crypsidromus sp. Puriscal - Costa Rica Black emelia
Brachypelma albiceps - Mexican Golden Red Rump
Avicularia sp. "Blue Velvet" - Blue Velvet Pink Toe x2
Pamphobeteus esmereldas - Esmereldas bloom (F)
Cyriopagus (Haplopelma) Lividum sp. Emerald - Cobalt Blue Tarantula (green form) x4
Thrixopelma pruriens - Peruvian Green Velvet
Alphpnopelma chalcodes - Dessert blond (F)
Haplocosmia himalayana - Himalayan Beauty
Holothele cf sericea

I also managed to pick up one or two for @LC72uk and @Enn49 which I will post on later this week for them.

Review.....
I was expecting some of the much more rarer species to be there especially as the Polish, German and French sellers all in attendance but they were more the mainstream Ts really. Got a few nice ones though.
Event was really good, parking is fine, layout excellent and pretty much anything you want all in one place for only £5 admission and all well organised. I would deffo go again but maybe order the more specialist Ts from the "foreign boys" and collect on the day.
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it was busy!!!!!
 
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@Phil Thank you for getting my little Theraphosinae sp. Roatan for me, can't wait until it arrives :T:

This is the photo Phil sent me last night.
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Lee. M

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Thanks for the report, Phil.
I see you were quite restrained .
I think I'll place an order once I get back from holiday to make up for losing out this time.

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Phil

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Thanks for the report, Phil.
I see you were quite restrained .
I think I'll place an order once I get back from holiday to make up for losing out this time.

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For me....I was very restrained yes....lol.
still got money burning a hole in my pocket so once I get back from my hols and all the spiders are moved into the "spider house" I think some more are a definite
 

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