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BoyFromLA’s Tarantula Diary

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

  1. BoyFromLA

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  2. BoyFromLA

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    08/29/2018

    Grammostola pulchripes molted, and it was successful one. Though I wasn’t able to witness the process, but it’s all good.

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  3. BoyFromLA

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    Two of tarantulas molted while I was sleeping, and both were successful one. First is Lasiodora difficilis. It was in pre molt for about two weeks or so I believe. Second is Ephebopus murinus. First molt under my care, so happy to see it happened.

    • Lasiodora difficilis

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    I came home from work, and found another molt happened. This time, it’s
    Ornithoctonus aureotibialis. Due to the slight webbing that’s placed inside of the enclosure, I am having a hard time to tell wether it was successful one or not, but I surely can tell it molted.

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    09/01/2018

    Yet another molt happened today, and this time it’s Psalmopoeus irminia.

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    09/03/2018

    Encyocratella olivacea is now resting right next to it’s old skin. So lovely.

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    09/06/2018

    I find it so cute when tarantulas take their molt outside and throw it away on their own.

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    Ephebopus cyanognathus molted probably yesterday or a day before, which I didn’t realize at all, and what I found today is it’s old skin, isn’t it so cute?
     
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    09/07/2018

    Awww, it’s just too cute. “Look, look! I molted!” It’s like, “mommy mommy I drew this!”

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    Chilobrachys fimbriatus took out it’s old skin outside of the burrow.
     
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    09/09/2018

    It seems like molting is the hot trending topic among my tarantulas lately. This time, Brachypelma albopilosum is getting ready to molt!

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    09/12/2018

    Two more tarantulas are molted, and molted successfully. First one is Brachypelma hamorii, and second one is Thrixopelma ockerti. Lovely.

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    09/13/2018

    Aphonopelma bicoloratum, first molt under my care. How much it grew? I am not quite sure, it still looks tiny.

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    09/14/2018

    I rehoused Ornithoctonus aureotibialis into larger enclosure, so it can burrow deeper if it wants to. Now I am so curious if it will yet again construct another mountain like burrow structure or not.

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    Since I now have an empty enclosure, I rehoused Thrixopelma ockerti as well.

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    09/15/2018

    Lasiodora difficilis is rehoused. So many rehousing this week, and I am so happy that my tarantulas are growing in sizes!

    Yes, I will be adding a water dish of course. I always give it some time for my tarantulas to play with dirts awhile before I add a water dish.

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    09/22/2018

    Just arrived at home from three and a half hours of driving through horrible traffic, with the new tarantula I got from @JoeRossi, 1/4” Aphonopelma mooreae. I am so looking forward to see it growing into beautiful tarantula.

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    09/23/2018

    Pterinochilus murinus molted. It molted probably while I was asleep. I can clearly see that it gained some sizes, and I should consider for rehousing it into larger enclosure.

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    09/24/2018

    No more tiny tarantula it is! Grammostola pulchra molted again, and it’s now about 1” or larger. I am just so happy that it’s growing into awesome tarantula!

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    09/25/2018

    Many molts happened since, and it only means one thing, it’s time to rehouse. So I did rehouse two of my tarantulas, which are Grammostola pulchripes, and Chilobrachys Sp. Electric Blue.

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    09/27/2018

    Two molts, one happened yesterday, and one happened today. They are Ephebopus murinus, and Hysterocrates laticeps. I tried to take a few pictures, but one is extremly skittish, and one is in deep burrow. Below are the best shots so far.

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    Honestly, I cannot quite tell what I am seeing exactly, but my best guess is that Monocentropus balfouri molted.

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    09/29/2018

    Today, I rehoused Psalmopoeus irminia, and Hysterocrates laticeps. Since both molted twice already, and needed much spacious enclosures, today was the day to move them into larger enclosures.

    • Psalmopoeus irminia

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    • Hysterocrates laticeps

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    I finally rehoused Encyocratella olivacea into new enclosure. Old enclosure had huge problem with mold, so much so that it was literally out of control. I feel so much better now.

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    • New enclosure

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  20. Hey bro, just came across you diary and man I love it xD I have a GBB the size of webbie on your first post, they start so tiny. Post a picture of him please im curious to see how big he is now :D