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yet another newbie

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Saddle-Tramp, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. Saddle-Tramp

    Saddle-Tramp New Member

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    Hi
    my name is Gary, and i'm completely new to this hobby,
    I got into it by complete accident, my spider was in a glass jar in a cupboard when I moved into my bedsit.
    I know nothing about it not even what species but I love it and have enjoyed watching it for the last month building its underground den.
    I keep her in a medium sized cricket keeper that I had spare,
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Hi Gary, welcome to the hobby but let me warn you it is very addictive.:D
    If you can post a picture I'm sure someone will identify it for you.
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    Saddle-Tramp New Member

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    Hello,
    now you tell me its addictive, I've just bought my second T,
    a Antillies pink toe spiderling,
    The one that came with the flat is about an inch leg span, brown colour, with white stripes on its knees, sorry I cant get a photo because its always under ground, but when I do i'll post a pic or two.
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Good choice for a 2nd T. There are so many Ts that your 1st could be that a photo is the best way to tell.
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    LC72uk Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Welcome to the Group Gary.............LC72UK:):T:
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    Saddle-Tramp New Member

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    Thanks LC question is, what do I love most? T's or her in doors
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    LC72uk Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    My "In doors" went many years ago, lol , don`t have that problem anymore, just me 100 T`s , 6 Scorpions and 7 Snakes. If I had to make a choice Animals would win hands down every time.:D:T:
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    more T's it is then
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    managed to grab a pic, not a real good one but best I can get for now.

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    Welcome.
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Welcome to the group
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    This is a better pic, she's tunneled from the hide under the water bowl and along the front of the enclosure, she's also webbed up the entrance of the tunnel.

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    Still blurry...get In There close and focus with the flash. If you move slow and dont cause any air disturbances the T wont know your there (poor eyesight). Dont worry it wont attack you...:D
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    I'm not worried by it, i've had it on my hand few times, its that i dont get to see it, as t spends at least 80% of the time under ground, i'm using just a webcam mounted inside the tank
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    Welcome!
    Was the one you caught actually a tarantula?
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    Hi Dave, to answer your question, its definately a Tarantula i asked mike my local expert round today, he has handled it and this is his verdict,
    he has said ts hard to tell excactly due to its juvenile size, but to him it looks like its a Grammostola aureostriata Chaco Golden Knee Tarantula.
    He also gave me some tips on housing (ie) i did'nt have enough substrate and needed to reduce the light in its enclosure..
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    Why reduce the light??? Too hot?
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    HI, yes it was 29c in there with the light on, he recommended no more than 20c-25c room temp, i now have t at 22c
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    Btw...Grammostola pulchripes
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    Get a low watt led for viewing
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