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Any New Additions?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Venom1080, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. PanzoN88

    PanzoN88 Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Just got the following (I hid this one from you all as one of them happens to have a cult following here):

    0.0.5 G. pulchra (FINALLY!!!!!)
    0.0.1 P. pulcher (my dream Psalmopoeus Sp)
    0.0.1 P. cambridgei
    0.0.1 P. muticus (@Chris LXXIX)
     
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  2. Dstnfx

    Dstnfx Arachnopeon

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    Got a 1/2” A. avicularia and a 1/4” B. albopilosum slings arriving on Tuesday. So excited for these two to get here.
     
  3. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Arachno HoneyBadger Arachnosupporter

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    Local pet store Lasiodora Parahybana yesterday!

    And Nhandu Chromatis arriving by mail by Friday!
     
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  4. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoking Active Member

    This little rascal thanks to @KezyGLA. Sub adult female Crypsidromus sp. Boquete. More pics on my threads.


    30mm sling pot lid for scale.

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  5. wetwork

    wetwork Arachnosquire

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    Received last week:
    0.0.2 Barylestis scutatus slings
    0.0.1 Cupiennius salei sling
    0.0.1 Viridasius fasciatus sling
    0.0.2 Heteropoda sp. "Flores" slings

    Receiving this week:
    0.0.1 Hogna sp. "Arizona" subadult
    0.0.2 Olios giganteus subadults
    0.0.2 Selenops sp. subadults
    0.0.1 Dolomedes okefinokensis subadult
    0.0.1 Latrodectus hesperus subadult
     
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  6. Garth Vader

    Garth Vader Arachnohipster Arachnosupporter

    Got 2 new tarantulas from @cold blood.

    First is this female Nhandu chromatus who basically showed up looking like Beatlejuice. She is large and lovely and seems to be settling in just fine. But she didn't like traveling so she kicked up a storm across several states, apparently. I've never seen such a bald abdomen!
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    Then here's this tiny one, A. ezendami. He is kinda half buried. My first old world T.
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  7. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    Was that shipped like that...or just packed like that at a pet store?

    I can't believe how much she kicked...just insane...that abdomen was full of bright red beautiful hairs before I went to pack her up...lol. She was not happy and protested the entire time...and apparently the whole way in transit, too.
     
  8. Garth Vader

    Garth Vader Arachnohipster Arachnosupporter

    She hated flying over the Dakotas! And Wyoming! Ugh! *kick kick kick*

    She hasn't kicked once (that I've seen) since arriving. She seems okay. My daughter named her Sophia but I prefer Beetlejuice.
     
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  9. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    Oh man, that's seriously funny, I almost wrote that it must have been the boring Dakotas...I almost flicked hairs myself having to drive through there...hehe

    Her whole life she's never even had a small bald spot...skittish, but she's generally not flicky at all...despite what her rump currently says....too bad she won't molt for a good while...you will be thrilled to see her when she does though....I guarantee that.
     
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  10. Whitelightning777

    Whitelightning777 Arachno-heretic Arachnosupporter

    I got a male T stirmi today, just couldn't let it suffer in Rick's anymore. As I was setting up the new cage, it took quite a few hours to get the humidity to stick around and become stable. He was in the packing cup the whole time in the cabinet.

    Targets and numbers aimed for:

    Hot side, 80 degrees
    Cold side, equal to room temp 68-72 degrees

    Humidity 70% to 90% with water dish overflowed every 96 hours, amount to be determined as needed.

    Zero fog or condensation must be visible at any time on any glass surface.

    So far all goals achieved.

    I'm 90% sure he's male. Smaller front book lungs them rears, no fold whatsoever, leggy appearance, fangs that look undersized.

    I haven't got a good ventral shot yet.


    T stirmi mini me chilling 1.jpg T stirmi mini me chilling 2.jpg T stirmi mini me chilling 3.jpg Mini me makes bail 2.jpg





    Here, things didn't quite go according to plan. You need a loop and to go back through it OVER the tape. Oh well, I was rushing. I fought back the temptation to rebox him and shoot it all over again because that's how it happened.




    He's probably where he is in the corner where it's nice and warm at 79 degrees right over the water, stuff of paradise on the cork bark. It'll be interesting to see how fast he explores the enclosure. The critter keeper he was in before was barely large enough for him to turn around. How inhumane!!



    Here's a wee bit about the enclosure. Building for both humidity control as well as temperature control proved to be real finicky. Thank God I did one thing right and got that Mammoth water dish!!




    Again, it's just basic physics actually. I also discuss other ideas that I had in case I couldn't get this to work. You will see little triangle cut outs on the right side of the lid by the heat pad on the wall. The size and placement of these was the eureka moment.

    It's imperative that the plastic air barriers be kept in alignment!! Between how I did the substrate layers and hydration and fiddled with the air flow, this is one of the most complex enclosures I've set up yet, not to mention the upgraded digital gauges and sensor placement.

    Now in preparation for the upcoming voyage to Mars.......
     
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  11. dangerforceidle

    dangerforceidle Arachnoknight Active Member

    Of course she hasn't kicked, she doesn't have any hairs left after that battle with @cold blood and the Dakotas. :hilarious:
     
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  12. boina

    boina Lady of the mites Arachnosupporter

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    Juvenile female Augacephalus ezendami arrived yesterday from The Netherlands :):):). Unfortunately it didn't cooperate in a photo shoot as it went from its shipping vial directly into its new hide and I don't feel like chasing a spider around that hasn't settled into its enclosure yet.

    Thank you @Andrea82 for providing the contact, it went seemlessly :).

    And thank you @cold blood for reminding me I wanted one :hilarious:.

    Also in the shipment was a Hapalopus sling. There's only one word to describe that spider: Small :confused:. I already have an AF so I kind of hope the sling is male...
     
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  13. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

    Welcome to the Augacephalus club :cool:
    Be prepared for looooong premolts though...i fed mine too much to soon because she was so freakin cute to play 'catch the cricket' with. Her abdomen has been a shiny balloon for two months now, and she hasn't eaten for four....Gonna put her on a G.rosea regime when she has moulted. :shifty:
     
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  14. Orionoid

    Orionoid Arachnopeon

    I see you are also in MD. Please don't tell me you mean Rick's Fish and Pet. Horrible store on a lot of levels, don't give them money.
     
  15. Whitelightning777

    Whitelightning777 Arachno-heretic Arachnosupporter

    Yep. That's the one. I've had him for 4 days, caught him exploring the enclosure more then before but I haven't got him to eat yet.

    I always thought that they had voracious appetites and a very fast growth rate. The abdomen appears normal sized maybe even a bit large.

    This was a rescue. He was previously in a critter keeper barely larger then he is.

    Would waiting a week or so and trying again be best? Yes, the temps and moisture levels are right.

    He still hasn't found the hide and burrow I created for him. I also have a huge water dish in there to keep the humidity up, which I have at about 80 percent & yes they have pretty narrow requirements.

    I was looking at some of jon3800 videos on them.
     
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  16. Whitelightning777

    Whitelightning777 Arachno-heretic Arachnosupporter

    Yep, that's the one. He still hasn't eaten in 4 days which I gather is unusual.

    He is exploring the enclosure and isn't just hiding in one corner anymore.

    Would just waiting a week and trying again be the best course of action. I did manage to get some decent pics by putting my phone on top of the screen and getting a light on him.

    T stirmi mini me hanging out 3.jpg T stirmi mini me hanging out 2.jpg
     
  17. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Arachno HoneyBadger Arachnosupporter

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    I ended up adding a Acanthoscurria Geniculata to that order. All three sub 1" slings are thriving and eating voraciously.


    Week after next I should have a 1.5" sling Theraphosa Stirmi and a 2.5" female Grammostola Pulchripes on their way to me. I am contemplating adding a sub 1" Grammostola Pulchra as well....
     
  18. Whitelightning777

    Whitelightning777 Arachno-heretic Arachnosupporter



    Update:

    I got in touch with the spider specialist at Rick's and they said he ate a huge roach on Saturday, apologized for not telling me that.

    I'll wait a week and he should be fully settled in and done exploring the enclosure by then. I just hope he finds the hide and burrow and settles into that. While it's nice to see him in the corner or in random places, I'd like him to settle in because he's rather defensive if you try to nudge him around anywhere.
     
  19. JBarbaresi

    JBarbaresi Arachnosquire Active Member

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    Does this look familiar? My a. breyeri looked like this for 3 months before finally molting.
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    Here’s my contribution to the thread. Got this p. Subfusca HL about 2 weeks ago. I’m concerned she has a sucking stomach problem but trying to stay positive that she’ll molt out of it if that ends up being the case.

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  20. mmcg

    mmcg Arachnopeon

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    Thanks to @KezyGLA, I got two Pterinochilus lugardi slings and two Psalmopoeus cambridgei slings today. Really happy with them.
     
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