the pokies and i think thats it
Hey just wondering if there's any other type of T's that can live together like these guys. I'm looking threw google now so if any of you know please post thanx
the pokies and i think thats it
take the tarantula on its back and rub between the abdomen and the cara peice and if theres a bump then its female and if there isnt then its male
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Avicularia's and Pokies can live together providing there is ample food and space. I currently have a Suntiger pair living together (Psalmopoeus Irminia) and a Grammastola Grossa pair living together. Both females have yet to show any aggression to their males. That may change but these two pairs have been in the same cage for 2 weeks now.
I surmise that aboreal's have a more open approach to communal living than their terrestial counterparts.
I also have a 10 gallon P murinus tank with 10 small P murinus in it. THey share tunnels, etc. These have never been separated since they emerged from the same eggsac....although one of these days I'll have to move the males out.
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From Journal of Arachnology Volume: 32 Issue: 2 Pages: 324-331
Authors: Varrecchia, Melissa M., Gorley, Vanessa A., Marshall, Samuel D.
"...observations made on captive populations indicate that Hysterocrates spp. tarantulas have an unusually high level of mutual tolerance and captive juveniles have been observed to feed cooperatively on large prey until several months old. Cannibalism was only observed in one instance, in a group of four."
be prepared cus sooner or later they will eat eachother G rosea is not communalOriginally Posted by Greg Wolfe
most of the pokies can be kept communaly same with avicularia. There are a few of the smaller T that can laso be kept communally
eg Heterothele villosella I have kept these togetehr for a while now with no problems
Psalmopoeus cambridgei community I have is also doing well
My P murinus comminity is ok but I've had one canablisim.
A Avics are doing fine
I havent got enough pokies slings a the moment to try that one but otehr peopel I know are doing fine with them.
There is always a chance of someone getting eaten when you put spiders together. It doesn't always work and if it does, rarely for very long. Avicularia species, though known for the occassional tolerance of a roommate, aren't really communal. Nursery spiders are. That's a true communal spider. When they gather together in the wild is when they are truely communal. Slings generally do stick close to each other for awhile, but sooner or later it does come time to stretch legs, throw webs, bare fangs depending on species and demand space away from siblings. More power to those who succeed at community spider tanks. They are few and far between.
im a bit too nervous to want to risk making a communal tank ... it would have to be a project that i bought into purely to start that project ... not just a way to save space. I would be very upset if i lost a T.
Yes, pokies can also live together.
What has eight legs, a pair of fangs, and a really bad temper?
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Anyone try a communal tank with Poecilotheria metalica?
Here I quote a Japanese T book: (In Japanese) World of Tarantulas, by Akira Tomimizu, 1996. Under tree spiders, there's "Delopelma cyanopubescens (Orange Bottom Blue tarantula)" now known as C. cyanopubescens (GBB), and part of the description went like this...
"Like Avicularia spp., may be enjoyed by keeping together in multiple numbers..."
Communal GBB's anyone?
so whats the concensus on communal T's so far, Avics, pokies and what else?
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"Anyone try a communal tank with Poecilotheria metalica?"
Bruce Carr had a communal set-up with at least 6-8 juvies/adults in the same tank. It was awesome. That was at the last calgary show.
IThough some can live together, the risk of cannibalism is always there. I tried a communal tank with the avacalaria species before just to be disappointed when one decided she didn't want any tank mates. She had a hefty meal...lol. I guess out in the wild they're less likely to eat each other because out in the wild they don't have pane glass in their way when trying to escape their attacker.
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