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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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    Too bad there won’t be any second one.
     
  2. Chris LXXIX

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    Never say never :writer:
     
  3. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

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    12/12/2018

    A couple of days late update. It actually happened on 12/09/2018, Sunday.

    Grammostola pulchra molted! It keeps growing, and growing, and it keeps getting darker, and darker.

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  4. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

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    12/15/2018

    In the morning I traded a few of my juvie tarantulas with @JoeRossi, and here are my new additions from that trades.

    0.0.1 Brachypelma annitha

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    0.0.1 Brachypelma auratum

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    0.0.1 Xenesthis sp tenebris

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    0.0.1 Pamphobeteus sp. paisa

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    0.0.1 Lampropelma nigerrimum

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    I am very excited for getting tarantulas that I have never had before, and I am looking forward to see them growing in sizes.
     
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  5. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

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    12/16/2018

    Chilobrachys Sp. Electric Blue just molted. Previous molt was on 10/06/2018, so it’s been about good a month and a half of pre molting I would say.

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  6. BoyFromLA

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    12/22/2018

    Out of four healthy Nicaraguan Brachypelma albopilosum slings I received on December 14, 2018 from @cold blood, one molted just right now, and it’s just so darn cute!

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  7. BoyFromLA

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    12/23/2018

    Aphonopelma mooreae finally decided to molt. I can’t tell much of growth though, but I am still happy.

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  8. BoyFromLA

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    12/24/2018

    First feeding of my recently molted Chilobrachys Sp. Electric Blue. I normally give about two weeks to make sure, but in this case, it was only for eight days. It seemed pretty much ready, so I just went ahead and fed it.

     
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  9. Minty

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    Can’t wait until mine gets bigger.
     
  10. BoyFromLA

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    12/24/2018

    Another Brachypelma albopilosum from @cold blood molted. So adorable lookinh tarantula.

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    Sometime today or yesterday, Lampropelma nigerrimum molted, and it threw away it’s old skin out of the burrow. Awww, so cute.

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    At last, Brachypelma klaasi is definitely in mood for molt after five months of being so stubborn.

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    So is Acanthoscurria geniculata. Sleigh bells ring, are you listening. Slings molting, are you watching.

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  11. BoyFromLA

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    12/27/2018

    One of Cyriocosmus elegans molted, and it is still so tiny. At least, now I can see a little heart shape.

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  12. BoyFromLA

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    01/01/2019

    New year, new day, new enclosure. Chilobrachys fimbriatus is growing fast, and growing larger. Therefore I did rehouse it to much larger enclosure so it can web, roam around as much as it wants to.

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    • Current enclosure

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    • Here she is (I believe)

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    For Caribena versicolor it was defintely time to move on to larger enclosure as well. So I did rehouse it too.

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    • There he or she is

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  13. BoyFromLA

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    It feels really awesome when you rehouse your tarantulas, and they settle exact spots where you initially wanted them to be. :angelic:

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  14. BoyFromLA

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    01/05/2019

    Today, I was at Reptile Super Expo, and had so much fun.

    I got myself lots of cork barks, and some mealworms, and mixed sizes of Blatta lateralis roaches, and most importantly, two more tarantula slings from @JoeRossi, Brachypelma albiceps, and Xenethis immanis.

    I was treying so hard looking around for another members from AB, but failed. Next time for sure!

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    I came home, then I fed my tarantulas.

    Here is the feeding clip of my Chilobrachys Sp. Electric Blue.

     
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    I demand more P. sp. ‘paisa’
     
  16. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

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    Here I give you Pamphobeteus sp. paisa! Which currently buried itself.

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  17. antinous

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    excellent
     
  18. BoyFromLA

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    01/06/2019

    After several weeks of pre molting, my first tarantula, Brachypelma hamorii molted finally. Once it flipped, it took a while to start molting, so I paid extra attention, and stayed through the whole process, which took about seven and a half hours.

    Flipped 06:03 PM 01/05
    Stayed as is till 11:10 PM 01/05
    Legs started twitching 11:12 PM 01/05
    Carapace popped 11:18 PM 01/05
    Both fangs out 11:36 PM 01/05
    All eight legs freed 12:10 AM 01/06
    Legs exercising began 12:15 AM 01/06
    Flipped back 01:23 AM 01/06

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    01/08/2019

    My beautiful Thrixopelma ockerti just finished molting, and it’s so lovely. :angelic:

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    01/10/2019

    Avicularia perpurea molted after weeks of pre molting. It surely deserves a rehousing once it’s hardened. Oh yes it does.

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    Total of four slings arrived today. Three Brachypelma schroederi I ordered, and one Brachypelma vagans that came as a freebie, which I didn’t expected at all.

    What concerned me was that, Brachypelma vagans’ two front legs were slightly bented. Hopefully in the next a molt or two, they will be recovered.

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