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BoyFromLA’s Tarantula Diary

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by BoyFromLA, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. Ungoliant

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    That's funny. My Psalmopoeus cambridgei (molted two days ago) began her molt in that same position. By the end, she was in a more typical position on her back/side.
     
  2. BoyFromLA

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    Yeah, it was funny, and interesting to watch it same time.

    08/02/2018

    Poecilotheria metallica molted today. Since it’s abdomen was quite plump, I was expexting it to molt, and it happened while I was still at work. All is good. I can’t see it for sure, but it looks like it went well.

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  3. BoyFromLA

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    08/04/2018

    This female Grammostola pulchra of mine finally molted on May 21, 2018 after almost two years of having no molting, then decided to molt again yesterday. I am happy, and amazed at the same time.

    Old molt & new molt side by side

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    I can’t quite see everything so clearly, but the molting seems went successfully, I hope.

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  4. BoyFromLA

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    08/05/2018 - 1

    There she is, freshly molted Grammostola pulchra.

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  5. BoyFromLA

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    08/05/2018 - 2

    Poecilotheria metallica dragged out it’s own molt. Good girl!

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    Pterinochilus murinus is currently preparing to molt.

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  6. BoyFromLA

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    08/05/2018 - 3

    Gorgeous looking freshly molted Pterinochilus murinus.

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  7. BoyFromLA

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    08/09/2018

    Grammostola iheringi molted overnight. Too bad I missed the whole scene, but I am just glad it went well.

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  8. BoyFromLA

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    08/10/2018

    After three months, and three molts, two of my little Grammostola pulchra grew from 1/4” to almost 3/4”. I guess they are now done with burrowing.

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    Then & Now

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  9. BoyFromLA

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    08/11/2018

    I was at the ‘Reptile Super Show - Pomona Fairplex’ today. My first time visiting, and experiencing ever. It was super fun! No wonder why so many people were there.

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    I got myself Hysterocrates laticeps, and Aphonopelma bicoloratum slings from @JoeRossi, and from other vendor, my first ever scorpion, Hadrurus arizonensis, and finally some superworms.

    It was so much fun, and I already am looking forward to next reptile show.
     
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  10. BoyFromLA

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    08/12/2018

    Theraphosa blondi is in the mood for molting at the moment.

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  11. BoyFromLA

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    08/13/2018 - 1

    Harpactira pulchripes molted while I was still at work. It was already doing some yoga session when I came home. I was kind of expecting it to be happened about tonight, but I guess it doesn’t work that way. It’s alright though, all is well.

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    08/13/2018 - 2

    One by one, taking a turn. This time, Pamphobeteus antinous is in mood for molting. I wanted to get some clear pictures of it, but I don’t want to go about and risk to bother the currently molting tarantula, so this is all I could get for now.

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    08/14/2018

    First update is for another molt. This time, Brachypelma baumgarteni. Molt happened yet again, while I was still at work, and it was successful one. While I was taking a picture or two, I noticed left over molt was still attached to it’s abdomen, so I gently pulled it off with no problem at all.

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    Second update is for the newly arrived 1/4” Aphonopelma bicoloratum sling, and yes it is so tiny.

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  14. BoyFromLA

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    08/18/2018

    Theraphosa blondi is Theraphosa blondi indeed. Only after four months, from April to August, it grew so much so that it outgrew most of the slings I have.

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    • August

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    08/19/2018

    Caribena versicolor is molted. It is truely amazing to see it’s color changing molt after molt.

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    Rehousing is done:

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  16. BoyFromLA

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    08/22/2018

    It was actually yesterday Grammostola pulchra molted, and today, Neoholothele incei molted.

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    No wonder Neoholothele incei was drinking lots of water yesterday. It was for today’s molting.

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    08/23/2018

    Orphnaecus philippinus is now in much spacious enclosure. Since it loves to web around much, this would give more opportuny to expand it’s webbing.

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    08/24/2018

    Since both of Grammostola pulchra slings grew from 1/4” to 1” after three months, I rehoused both of them into larger enclosures.

    Then

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    Now

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    08/25/2018

    I instantly noticed something is up when this very plump Caribena versicolor putting down webbings around. Oh yes, it just flipped.

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    And I also think this Hysterocrates laticeps is up to something as well.

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    And oh yes, again flipped too.

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  20. Titandan

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    Keep it up, BoyfromLA! I can feel your passion for the hobbie! I am just starting up my collection and I would like to get a nice collection like yours some day!