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A real real real leek question but ehmm when a male and female are mating the male will get killed by the female right?
I'm going to buy a couple G. rosea and they are both in an other tank and i'm not thinking about breeding but I was just wondering.
I also have a question about webs or burrows, will G. rosea make burrows and will they web the earth and stuff?
But they don't use there webs to hunt so what use does these webs have?
Sorry for the stupid questions
It doesn't happen everytime, but occasionally you will lose the male.
As far as burrowing goes, I've never seen a G. rosea dig a burrow. Mine web over the substrate. I believe they hunt by the vibrations in the web caused by the feeders moving.
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Mine doesn't burrow. But I have heard of many who do, plus, just because it's not burrowing now doesn't mean she wont ever.
Thanks guys for the awnsers
Can't wait till tomorrow evening to get my couple!
Just make sure they are confirmed male & female. If the male has tibial hooks and the females ready, i would say mate them. Males have maybe around a year of life after they fully mature(what ive heard and read).
A MM Grammostola could live a couple years after maturing. I have a MM G. pulchripes here, that is coming up on a year mature and he's still eating and looks pretty good.
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You're a "n00b" and you're about to commit a terrible mistake because you don't know what you're doing. Instead, read Stan's Rant.
There are several points listed in that webpage that you should permanently brand on your brain, or at least tattoo on the palms of both hands!
Especially, read as many of the four books as you can find.
After you read at least two (2) of those books, if you think this is the hobby for you, by all means go out and buy the Chilean roses. If you have any questions, get back to us before committing yourself.
One of the more major mistakes that novices make is to assume that you care for and breed tarantulas the same as you do gerbils, guppies, or parakeets. NOTHING COULD BE FARTHER FROM THE TRUTH! Tarantulas violate almost all the rules. You need to relearn everything you think you know about live animals in order to care for them properly. They're not difficult to care for, they're just radically unconventional. READ THE BOOKS! They'll save you a lot of work, a lot of money, a lot of stress, and one or two dead tarantulas!
And then, you need to know that:
"The only dumb questions are the ones you don't ask."
"Dumb questions are always easier to deal with than dumb mistakes!"
Someone has already told you to read Care and Husbandry of the Chilean Rose Tarantula, but I'm going to mention it again. It won't tell you how to take care of a generic tarantula (that's what those books are for.), but it will help you to NOT make the same mistakes 99% of the other n00bs make with Chilean roses.
Lastly, has anyone told you of the tarantula enthusiast's lament?
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I've read basically everything I could get my hands on for over a year before I decided I'm ready to get T's. He's so RIGHT. Don't -assume-, instead first of make sure you know at least the basics of care and don't make the mistake of assuming "it'll be alright". - this is just my personal view, however. (kinda makes me go *sigh* when I read about people asking why their Rosies are glued to the sides of the tank and won't come down, then telling the substrate is nicely humid....*fail*)
Once you have T's, you learn even -more-, because the stuff a book can't show you, is the -real- thing. And it takes some experience and a lot of help from people knowing what they do, before one -knows- their T's.
Don't mean to offend you here, btw. I'm just kinda getting tired of reading about people that get an animal first and THEN start asking questions about it...(by now, I can understand a lot of the "oltimers" on here that get mad about that...no kidding)
Well ehmm first of all hello ,
I've just got the couple G. rosea here.
Since I've started almost 4 years ago with snakes I have also read a lot of stuff about tarantulas and other spiders.
I've always wanted these and they are beautiful animals.
I understand you guys don't like people that just buy with out doing any research or anything like that but that is exactly the same as in the snake world.
I've read loads of stuff about these spiders before actually looking for one.
I was looking for someone that could confirm my thoughts.
The guy that I've bought the Ts of gave them grashoppers (real large ones probably in length longer that my male). This is way too big right?
I should give them fullgrown crickets right?
Last edited by Rolf Oldenburg; 02-20-2012 at 02:49 PM.
Thank you njnolan1
I have an other question.
How often should I feed my G. rosea's?
I find many different information about it. 1 cricket a week/2 weeks. and 1 cricket every 2 days...
So I hope you guys can give me good information about this. (The crickets I feed now are fullgrown)
Once every two weeks is fine; even though you'll learn G. roseas can be stubborn eaters as they go on fasts from time to time. If you have access to dubia roaches, I'd go that route. They're meatier, don't bite, don't smell as rancid as crickets, and do not carry nematodes. If your rosea doesn't take the prey, take it out. Also if you notice a heavy web bed, he/she may be in pre-molt and they won't eat. I've had mine for 13 years on the feeding plan I just explained, with the occasional long fast, and she's doing great.
I've indeed read about that they can fast for a long time.
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