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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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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 funniest question I get asked. I'm just curious to know what are some of the funniest questions people have asked you about your tarantulas?
Ok everyone I'm a newbie to the tarantula hobby and have already failed at keeping an A. Avic so I definitely wanna get some more advice this time! I'm soon to be ordering some OBT's, some Honduran Curly Hairs, and an LP.
Other than the basic terrestrial setup, is there anything special I...
My name Is James and I have recently joined this forum, mostly because I don't know very many people who share my love of arachnids.
Anyhow, I have come to you guys today, simply to vent. I have no real reason to post this thread, except for the fact that I need a little...
For somebody who has kept beginner species for a little while, has some basic tarantula knowledge, and wants to try working with a T that is more advanced, but may not yet be comfortable keeping a potent, defensive, quick spider, what are some T's that make up that "middle ground"?
It's a subject that seems to divide a lot of people: Some strongly advise AGAINST handling tarantulas, whereas others ENCOURAGE frequent handling
By handling a tarantula, you're putting both yourself and the spider at risk. Most accidental T deaths are a result of people dropping them while...
Just launched a new iPhone App called iTarantula
Let us know what you think and if you have any feature suggestions or want us to add certain species for the next update, let us know via the feedback form in the App.
Do you or do you not give your tarantula's a name?
I do, though my fiancee doesn't agree, he suspects i will lose track of names as our collection grows. Stubborn as i am i still name every new addition.
We have two GBB's named Chichi and Consuela, one L. Parahybana named
Big Bertha, our B....
I'm sorry if this offends you, but this has to be by far to most adorable OBT sling to ever exist:
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...
(I realize there's probably a million of these lying around...but I always like to see what people have to say)
Ok i have a 6.5-7" female P. platy. I have been told she is a orange morph. Wanted to get some opinions on the morphs of this species, as i have 2 mature males coming next week for her. I have not been able to find much on the different morphs. I have seen a few other orange ones though. Any help...
I finally got the ball rollin' around here! Our Exo Terra came in today during the middle of school and my kids couldn't focus for the rest of the day. They kept staring at the big box on the ground whispering "That's gonna be Penny's new home!" And then they kept discussing how we should set it up...
I currently have a 6" P. Cancerides that tries to destroy me everytime I open the container to feed/clean/water I also have P.Murinus and P. Cambridgei
and i'm ok with their habits and respect their space.
Now i'm thinking about moving onto pokies. P. Vittata or P. Regalis appeal to me are...
Does anyone's t sleep like this?? It's crazy sometimes it looks more akward than this. If I disturb him it will straiten it's legs back up and take a normal stance.
Need to do some serious labeling and some more work in here but its been filling right up lately!
Oh and my girlfriend absolutely loves that are biggest bedroom is filled with spiders muahah!:laugh:
Last weekend I decided to clean my Female Chevrons tank. After getting the angered/ feisty girl out, I managed to snap a few pics. That alone, I didn't even realize that she was in pre-molt. Yesterday, while aiming my light down her cork hide, I was greeted with red fangs and brilliant metallic...
I own an Emperor and it's going well, I'm taking good care of it.
Feeding it when it accepts food, misting it when it's getting on a lower humidity, etc.
I really want to get some T's, and I found this website (http://www.jamiestarantulas.com/Default.asp) that looks like it's a reliable and...
It's been awhile since I've purchased another tarantula as I usually work with mantises, monarch butterflies and birds. However, I was offered today a Mexican Fireleg tarantula that came from the hands of some kids that didn't take very well care of the spider.
The spider is a juvenile, it's...
I have done extensive research on which arboreals to get. I have 3 terrestrials but no arboreals. I know most everyone's thoughts on a good arboreal to start with but I have an opportunity to bu a P. Cambridgei female and want to know what you think. The reason I ask is because i...
I felt like to make a new post instead of making rather irrelevant comments on my other thread I made over buying my first Tarantulas.
I already bought an OBT, GBB, B. Smithi, B. Albopilosum, one B. Vagans.
I'm going for another Tarantula on sale I found.. Looks like a good deal, 4"+ Female G....
Well, we got sucked into Tarantulas. (yeah, you see what I did there..)
Husband and I thoroughly enjoyed raising and caring for a Praying Mantis, whom we lost to old age a few weeks ago. We discussed it, and decided a Tarantula or 2 would be a nice way to enjoy 'bugs' without them tragically...
So, hubby and I ordered a couple Chaco GK slings and an adult from JamiesTs.
They shipped out Tuesday, via USPS, supposedly 3 day.
The "tracking" says the pkg was processed in Cali on Tuesday, then... nothing.
And the temps/weather here suddenly turned unseasonably cold (below freezing!) and...
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