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Truff135
01-02-2008, 12:12 PM
So for a long time, I've known deep-down that I need a brachypelma. I saw a 4" b.boehmeiat a reptile show back in December and it was love at first sight, but the price was much more than I wanted to spend. I just can't seem to get this species out of my head though! I have been looking at pictures and find myself enamored with each picture I drool over. I have been perusing the care sheets, hoping that maybe they'll be too hard to care for and I can dissuade myself from taking the leap (which isn't happening). What's even worse is, I found a 4" female for about 2/3 the price of the one at that reptile show, therefore making my emotional pain even greater.
My husband is wanting to spend some money this weekend for a convention that I'm mildly interested in, but I feel that the money would be much better spent on a fiery-legged vixen that will last me a really long time. Should I talk to my man and beg him, plead, grovel if need be to make this temptress my own, or just give up and look the other way? I don't know what to do! I find myself going to this dealer's website daily, hourly almost, and come soooo close to clicking that shiny little "Buy Now!" button.....the agony of it all is almost too much to bear! Any advice???
Thanks :o

Frédérick
01-02-2008, 12:18 PM
just get it...haha {D

Anastasia
01-02-2008, 12:23 PM
So for a long time, I've known deep-down that I need a brachypelma. I saw a 4" b.boehmeiat a reptile show back in December and it was love at first sight, but the price was much more than I wanted to spend. I just can't seem to get this species out of my head though! I have been looking at pictures and find myself enamored with each picture I drool over. I have been perusing the care sheets, hoping that maybe they'll be too hard to care for and I can dissuade myself from taking the leap (which isn't happening). What's even worse is, I found a 4" female for about 2/3 the price of the one at that reptile show, therefore making my emotional pain even greater.
My husband is wanting to spend some money this weekend for a convention that I'm mildly interested in, but I feel that the money would be much better spent on a fiery-legged vixen that will last me a really long time. Should I talk to my man and beg him, plead, grovel if need be to make this temptress my own, or just give up and look the other way? I don't know what to do! I find myself going to this dealer's website daily, hourly almost, and come soooo close to clicking that shiny little "Buy Now!" button.....the agony of it all is almost too much to bear! Any advice???
Thanks :o

Yes! PUSH that button, and u shall find ur peace :D

Brian S
01-02-2008, 12:29 PM
I once told you that ticks are free. Maybe you should just stick with that plan :D

mikeymo
01-02-2008, 12:42 PM
Any advice???
Thanks :o

Pursue creative writing as a profession, cast a magical character as your protagonist (see wizard, hobbit, polar bear wearing amour), make millions of dollars, buy your spider :)

David Burns
01-02-2008, 01:48 PM
Find and buy 3 slings of this species. Cheaper, fun to watch grow and odds are one will be female maybe more.

SuperRad
01-02-2008, 03:16 PM
You asked me about where I was planning to get my boehmei and how much it was going for a few days ago.

Where did you finally decide to get one at? I'd appreciate a link cause I'm always in the market for new places to imagine getting T's from.

desertdweller
01-02-2008, 03:21 PM
Alexis. Do what you KNOW :wicked: :wicked: :wicked: you would tell me to do.

CLICK THAT "BUY NOW" BUTTON BEFORE SOMEONE ELSE DOES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !

xhexdx
01-02-2008, 03:23 PM
Find and buy 3 slings of this species. Cheaper, fun to watch grow and odds are one will be female maybe more.


That's true, but if you're looking to breed them in the future then that's not the best solution for 2 reasons:

1) You're most likely getting all 3 slings from the same clutch, and inbreeding isn't really recommended.
2) The males will grow faster and would potentially mature before the females do anyway.

However, yes, cheaper and more fun to watch grow, I completely agree with! :)

David Burns
01-02-2008, 03:48 PM
When breeding one needs patience! If your in a hurry, get ready to pay for it.

I generally get a few slings from different sources i.e. I got 3 P.met slings that came from Kelly Swift's egg sac. and I got 2 P.met slings from Europe. Sometimes I will get some slings and then when they grow, I have at least one adult female. The I get a few more slings of this species and when they mature see if I get a male. While you are waiting for them to grow Males may become available on loan and also you can send your males out on loan. After all that there is a chance you may get slings.

Truff135
01-02-2008, 04:35 PM
I'm not interested in breeding for the time being (don't have the room and I don't think my hubby would appreciate hundreds of spiderlings). I basically want a well-established girl that will last me a while.
I contacted the dealer and he is holding her for me until I get my pay stub tommorrow so that I know where I stand. How exciting!!!
Desertdweller, I KNEW you'd chime in eventually!!! And you're right, my instincts for some reason tell me this little girly is the one I've been waiting for. :D :D :D :D :D

desertdweller
01-02-2008, 06:19 PM
I knew you just needed a little . . . "encouragement." (Read: push)

Way to go, girl. Love at first sight is a beautiful thing!

fartkowski
01-02-2008, 07:55 PM
Man there are alot of T pushers on here.
Be sure to post some pics when she arrives:D
You know you're getting her{D

Truff135
01-03-2008, 06:04 PM
Alright well, you guys were right. I did it, I pushed that button. I can expect my new Lady in Red on Tuesday. I can't wait!!! I think I'm going to put her in my living room so I can gaze at her all day.
FYI, I made the purchase from Kenthebugguy.com, and so far he has been FANTASTIC. I emailed an inquiry and received a response within minutes. Look for his full review in the reviews section once I get my girl. Now to think of a name....
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Anastasia
01-03-2008, 06:11 PM
Now to think of a name....
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Red Sonia, Fusion, Missfire :D

SuperRad
01-03-2008, 06:14 PM
:clap: !!!!CONGRATS!!!!{D


I'm getting mine this weekend! Seems like this is just the time of year for boehmei's.

You know you deserved a new T so no regrets, just enjoy your new baby.

arachnophoria
01-03-2008, 09:51 PM
These are my favorite brachypelma and on my wish list also.Why not name her after some famous red head...Reba,Lucy,Julia...I like Lucy.I hear these are ferocious hair kickers,so be sure to don the Haz Mat suit,when working near her or her cage:D .Can't wait to see the pix.

gambite
01-03-2008, 10:23 PM
Sounds like you already have a good name; Vixen. I got a smaller unsexed one, and named it Fiery Steve after a band that my highschool friends were in.

-Sarah-
01-04-2008, 10:23 AM
Congrats on your new "baby" Alexis!! :clap: I've really been wanting one for a long time... Then again, I think nearly every Brachy is on my wish list :p Post some pics of her when you can!

{D

-Sarah

Truff135
01-04-2008, 10:34 AM
I'm pretty sure I'm going to go with Freya (anglican spelling of Freyja). She is the Norse goddess of beauty, love and fertility. She's beautiful, I know I'll love her, and I was thinking long and hard, and someday would actually like to try to breed her (once I have a bigger living space; a la fertility). She's only 4" so she's still got some time to grow and mature further. Aphrodite was just too much of a mouthful to say, and Venus, the Roman counterpart, just sounded too lame IMO. :D

gagamboy
01-04-2008, 10:44 AM
CONGRATUALATIONS!!!
:clap: :clap: :clap:

for me, the B.boemie is one of the most beaustiful tarantulas there is... It won first place in the 2006 Philippine Arachnoshow...

I have one which i have been keeping since it was a wee
3rd Instar Slings... Its been with me for more than a year and its almost 4.5inches in Legspan...

My Girlfriend named her 'Strawberry Icecream' (she names most of my T's)

Truff135
01-04-2008, 10:35 PM
Some pics of her enclosure. This is my first attempt at a more "natural" setting. I know it's not perfect, but I was limited on funds and I'm new at it, so bear with me! :)
View of the whole thing:
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r187/ajkelley611/IMG_0838.jpg
From above:
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r187/ajkelley611/IMG_0840.jpg
My little makeshift "stream" that leads to the waterdish (it's not filled yet, no point at the moment):
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r187/ajkelley611/IMG_0842.jpg
Corner of the tank containing burrow and "onion grass" plants I found at Wal*Mart for $0.94 :D (supposed to resemble shrub/grass...stuff):
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r187/ajkelley611/IMG_0843.jpg
And the shelf it's on. I just noticed today how very empty the shelves below are...I've been thinking what I could put on those shelves...:wicked: :
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r187/ajkelley611/IMG_0846.jpg
Thanks for looking! I'll make sure to post pics of her when she arrives! :D

Pink-Poodle88
01-04-2008, 11:50 PM
Brachypelma are possibly my favorite of all tarantulas, but that's a tough choice because I love all of them. Anyways, they're generally very docile and easy to care for, so you should have no trouble at all. I also love brachypelma because there are so many variations of beautiful orange and black spiders. The first thing I though when i was like 7 and got into tarantulas upon seeing them was "halloween." They're all so cute though.

I actually received a 1.5" brachypelma boehmei spiderling just the other day, but unfortunately it died on the way here somehow, even though it was shipped express. Luckily the 3" grammostola aureostriata got here fine however. I still need to go outside and bury the poor B.boehmei that met the end of his/her life far too early, but I can't until the ground thaws out.(I bury my spiders if they die by the way. Some would say this is weird, but I really don't care)

The enclosure you have looks really nice too. I mean most tarantulas really need nothing else in their tank/cage/etc. besides substrate, a water dish, and something to use as a retreat. Adding anything extra is always optional and just "bonus points" but I still like to at least add some fake plants or something just because it looks nicer, even though the spiders don't care much either way. Some of my spiders I'll add a bunch of extra stuff, and some I'll just give the essentials. It's not that I try to treat any of them any better than the others though, I love all my spiders equally, seriously. It just depends.

Strix
01-05-2008, 01:42 AM
Great purchase. I would have chose the T as well. {D

I recently ordered a Grammostola aureostriata from Kenthebugguy as well and he has been very informative and helpful and I can't wait for him/her to arrive.

I like the set up on your T's new home as well.