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CodeWilster
06-01-2009, 02:02 AM
I spotted my little female Monocentropus balfouri the other day for the first time in a while. She finally came out of her burrow after she sealed herself in (premolt) for a few weeks. Here's a few "baby" pics from when I got her, and the last three are from the other day freshly after a molt. She's probably 3" maybe more now. The blue should keep coming in over the next few days...Just thought I'd share!!!

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp348/CodeWilster/mbalfourisling.jpg

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp348/CodeWilster/balf2.jpg

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp348/CodeWilster/blue7.jpg

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp348/CodeWilster/blue6.jpg

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp348/CodeWilster/balf1.jpg

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp348/CodeWilster/balf2-1.jpg

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp348/CodeWilster/balf3.jpg

jeff1962
06-01-2009, 02:22 AM
Thats a beautifull bug ! :D

CodeWilster
06-01-2009, 02:29 AM
They sure are :) I still think P. metallica has them beat, though!

Hamburglar
06-01-2009, 02:54 AM
That is a real purdy spider you have there... Congrats on the molt.

VESPidA
06-01-2009, 06:26 AM
very nice:} love that last shot especially, it's really cute!

xhexdx
06-01-2009, 06:26 AM
I have a male waiting in the wings for when everyone's girls mature. ;)

Of course, I'm slowing his growth down so the girls can all mature before he does.

Great pics!

--Joe

Protectyaaaneck
06-01-2009, 07:33 AM
Gorgeous girl Code. I wish I had one of these. :drool:

RottweilExpress
06-01-2009, 08:22 AM
Very nice! From cute to beautyful!

RoutheDK
06-01-2009, 09:06 AM
nice T :D,

lithiumflower9
06-01-2009, 10:08 AM
Very pretty blue legs. :) Awsome T

Sathrah
06-01-2009, 10:24 AM
Very pretty!! :)

Tapahtyn
06-01-2009, 11:29 AM
where can I get one?!?!?

CodeWilster
06-01-2009, 12:15 PM
I have a male waiting in the wings for when everyone's girls mature. ;)

Of course, I'm slowing his growth down so the girls can all mature before he does.

Great pics!

--Joe

I've got a local friend doing the same thing. It would be awesome if there was a sudden explosion of M. balfouri slings, that weren't 300-400 bucks a piece!

Thanks for the comments everybody!

~Cody

Ms.X
06-01-2009, 05:29 PM
Drooling...so jealous! She's fantastic!

Veneficus
06-01-2009, 05:36 PM
She is gorgeous! I would love to get one. Hopefully, the price will come down on the slings soon.

Trav
06-01-2009, 07:14 PM
Very nice female you got there. :clap:
I don't see the price coming down on these in along time. They don't lay very many eggs per sac.

arrowhd
06-01-2009, 09:11 PM
Nice looking girl. :drool:

chris7033
06-01-2009, 09:38 PM
Stunning!!!

CodeWilster
06-01-2009, 10:15 PM
Very nice female you got there. :clap:
I don't see the price coming down on these in along time. They don't lay very many eggs per sac.

From what I hear one would be lucky to get a viable sac in the first place...but maybe they will produce better over here :D