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I think perhaps the best way to help people learn to sex would be just to show photos of each gender. I will get the ball rolling. This is a female B. smithi.
Note the flap on the molt. Its the give-away for females. Absense of some sort of flap indicates a male, but remember to look...
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Not sure if most of you know or not, but we are entered in The Reptile Report's Forum of the Year Contest. We were in first place when nominated. However, since the voting actually started in the beginning of December, we are trailing in 3rd place. Voting...
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So I hope this thread can become a long, ever growing one. If you have a spider molt, post it here the day it happens. I think it would be cool to see how many people can have a spider or spiders molt the same day.
So let's hear it. Who molted today?
Was showing signs, was still...
well last night i decided to get in some first time pairing, and get a jump start on them...
..the male walked around the females enclosure for about an hour drumming, the female was completely unresponsive..finally when he found her he backed off and continued drumming...she...
What is the worst or funniest advice you've ever gotten from an under-informed pet shop employee?
Mine would have to be one of these two statements. Both were said by the same girl and are somewhat paraphrased here:
A: "That there Tiger Rump molted yesterday. It looked like it was having a...
...the neighbors son gets sick and the first thing you do is ask the parents about their keeping parameters.
...you buy all kinds of healthy fruits, but only the cigarettes are for yourself.
...you can only smile when getting asked "Aren't those venomous?"
...you see the hamsters of the...
Android software that is...
I don’t know if this is the right section for this, sorry if not. :pray:
So I made a small Android application to organize my Ts.
A short background,
I've been using a free app I got from the play store, it actually works really well.
It gives you 5...
Notice anything different?
I first saw my 1/2" C. darlingi sling in a death curl position in the morning. Panicked, I blew on it and it sprung to life, acting as if it had never been in death curl. Thinking it was from dehydration, I sprayed some water in its cage and put a roach in the cage as well to see if it would eat...
Hi guys, registered last week and started a thread on basic tarantula care. I live in the South of England and I was wondering, is tap water ok for my Chilean Rose Hair? If not, how should I go about letting her drink?
What might it be? If there was one T that you would only recommend to an expert, what would it be and why?
I just remembered this: When I was at the Reading, PA reptile show where I bought my late LP sling, on the sellers table there was a Brachypelma smithi sling in a typical sling vial. However, this sling was the smallest thing ever! It was literally the size of an ant. I was thinking, "they can be...
I, like most, if not all of you, have the 'gimme' attitude when I see a T I like. I'm not too sure how to deal with it properly when I have money I can use. A lack of money is the best thing in the world when it comes to seeing Ts.
Found someone on Craigslist selling P. Cancerides slings in my area so I'm going to see if I can get 3-4 slings for one of my GBBs and 5 more for an unsexed juvenile A geniculata.
So if I get nine slings there's no way all of them will be male I will keep you all updated on the trade.
Was wondering if anyone can identify this species.
It was purchased as a "while caught" Avic Metallica.... but I was under the impression that metallicas don't carry that pinkish abdomen... It kind of looks like an Urticans, but hairs aren't as long as my other urticans when comparing.
My G. Pulchripes just molted, and I was surprised to see some signs of pre-molt from my A. Geniculata (Lydia) only a few days later. I think she couldn't stand being smaller than the Chaco. Right now she's so heavy with pre-molt, she might just break through the bottom of her enclosure!
Surely you all did like I did and researched before you started in the hobby... So what was the T that drew you into the hobby?
Not your first, or your favorite, but the T you saw that made you go 'Wow, I really want to get more into this!'.
Mine has to be L. violacepes and the P. metallica....
Dear God, you have no idea what I just went through in the past hour. I knew rehousing my GBB was going to be difficult, but not THIS difficult. I brought the container downstairs to rehouse it and it was speeding around its container like mad. It opened the container (which was difficult to do...
Tell me folks, which do you prefer? The colorful, wild, but dangerously bitey Old Worlds? Or the large, facinating, and "hair raising" New Worlds?
Me personally, I'd rather dodge fang over fire. I'm a tad frightened by those flying fiberglassish hair spikes! Plus, the Old Worlds are so...
Hey guys. This is the first time ive really been haired bad and it just so happened to be a stirmi. I was transferring her into a big 40 gal setup that I bought for her today and she was needless to say.. pissed. She got me all on my forearms and hands and I think I may have a hair or two in my...
For me its any of my haplopelmas. They are so beautiful and inexpensive that I forget I'll never see them when I take them home
Okay, so today I got a call from The Spidershop saying the Brachy i ordered is no longer instock, and they kindly replaced it with a sling of my choice. After browsing my options decided its time for something new, and went for Avic Vsersicolor... Now, this is my first arboreal T, and I've read...
To those of you that still don't think a T can't squeeze through cracks that are -looking- WAY too small, here's a vid that'll teach you otherwise... (I've heard that "Don't worry, the space is way too small for it to squeeze through" once too often by now...)
Honestly, I will...
So i just brought a 1/2 inch Salmon Pink Birdeater sling from Jamie's tarantula, I know the basic care for it i just wanted tips from other people on how they keep there Lp happy and there enclosure setup pictures would be great :biggrin:
I know they grow quickly but I wasn't really expecting such a difference overnight.
Last pic I took of it 2 weeks ago
And todays pic
Does anyone have a T with any particularly adorable habits? Please post pictures!
Here's my five year old MM Rosie (kinda old I know) who always eats on his tippy toes!
Greetings everyone, my Name is Blake and I'm the proud new dad of a young G. Pulchripes. I got her Thursday, August 7th.
She is around 2-2.5" DLS. I was told by the reptile shop that she's probably a female but i learned from another forum that i was grossly miseducated by them and have since...
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