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BoyFromLA’s Tarantula Diary

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

  1. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

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    10/02/2018

    I gave Chilobrachys Sp. Electric Blue the small cricket yesterday. With a little bit of hesitation at first, it eventually took the cricket and ate it. To explain what that hesitation was all about, it molted today.

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  2. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

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    10/04/2018

    Grammostola pulchra is in the process of molting at the moment. It’s always so exciting, and nervous at the same time to witness your tarantula molting.

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  3. dangerforceidle

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    Nah, just having a soak in the tub. Digging is hard work.
     
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  4. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

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    Indeed!
     
  5. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

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    10/05/2018

    Not so much of an update, but one feeding video featuring Poecilotheria metallica, and one feeding picture featuring Pamphobeteus antinous.



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  6. BoyFromLA

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    10/06/2018

    Ornithoctonus aureotibialis gave me threat posture for the first time, for watering it’s substrate, and stayed like that for twelve minutes straight.

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  7. Wow that gooty sapphire is beautiful! At what size did you get it?
     
  8. BoyFromLA

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    10/10/2018

    After weeks of pre molting period, Webbie, Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens finally decided to molt, and molt sucessfully.

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  9. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

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    10/14/2018

    First of all, I had so much fun yesterday at the Repticon 2018, Los Angeles. I got myself Brachypelma auratum for $40. I also got myself superworms for decent price too.

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    Next up, Grammostola iheringi. It is so ready to molt. Let’s do this safe and sound.

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    Finally, Orphnaecus philippinus molted. I was longing for this moment so long. I am so happy.

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  10. tewebag

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    Lucky, I want one of those and that's a good price. How big is it?
     
  11. BoyFromLA

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    It’s the small sling. I would say around 1/4”.
     
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  12. BoyFromLA

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    10/15/2018

    I just did notice Dolichothele diamantinensis molted, yet it still looks pretty plump though. That is not exactly a bad thing, but I am just curious since some tarantulas get really really skinny after molt, and some do not.

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  13. BoyFromLA

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    10/16/2018

    1/4” Aphonopelma mooreae molted for the first time under my care. How much it grew from it I am not so sure of, it is still so tiny.

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  14. BoyFromLA

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    10/18/2018

    Freshly molted Harpactira pulchripes is as stunning as always.

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    10/20/2018

    Freshly molted Brachypelma schroederi. This is not the greatest picture, but this is the best I got.

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  16. BoyFromLA

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    10/24/2018

    Sadly, 1/4” Brachypelma auratum died. It looks like it got stuck while molting upright, exhausted, and died.

    Wish I could have intervened, but it was already dead when I came home.

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  17. Arachnophoric

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    Oof, that's rough. :( My condolences.
     
  18. antinous

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    Sorry for your loss, I know how it feels to lose a sling that small...

    Question, how large is your P. cf. antinous?
     
  19. BoyFromLA

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  20. BoyFromLA

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    10/27/2018

    First of all, happy anniversary to me!

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    Second of all, I somehow got seven more tarantulas.

    About a week and a half ago, I received a message from someone on Instagram. Long story short, she is getting out of the hobby, and is looking for someone who would take her six precious tarantulas. To help her out, I said I would take them all, and today she drove all the way to LA to give me not six, but seven tarantulas total, with the enclosures, and extra cork barks, all for $200.

    Lists are:

    0.1.0 5” Avicularia metallica
    0.0.1 3/4” Avicularia perpurea
    0.0.1 1/2” Caribena versicolor
    0.0.1 1” Brachypelma hamorii
    0.0.1 2” Aphonopelma joshua
    0.0.1 1/2” Neoholothele incei
    1.0.0 3 1/2” Grammostola pulchra

    Forty five total tarantulas in an year.

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