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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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    12/08/2017

    Hidy is recently rehoused, and seems doing much better in this enclosure. Sometimes hiding in tree moss bush, and sometimes out on a field exploring. I guess in previous deli cup enclosure, the feeling insecure made Hidy to make a deep burrow and hide in it.

    Webbie is freshly molted, and is recovering from it. It was over a little week and a half pre molting process. I will wait a few more days so that Webbie can be fully recovered and fully prepared for the first meal after molting.

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    Mini was suspected to be in pre molt way before Webbie, but it seems like it’s going to take a little while longer.

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    Oranty was not in a good mood at all. After being pushed into a toilet paper stuff deli cup, then being delivered by USPS, then to be rehoused not only once, but twice. A little over a week, he or she was in the very corner of his or her enclosure with all eight legs tucked in. Not anymore! Oranty ate the first pre killed feeder insect I left last night, and now all happy happy out in the field with all eight legs wide open.

    Grampu is refusing to eat for about a week now. I will take that as a sign of pre molting. I will try to feed a few more times just to make sure then I will leave Grampu alone till molting. Below are awesome take down before pre molting began.

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    Brabo is a little over inch
    Brachypelma albopilosum I got from @gottarantulas. Brabo is bigger than any of my tarantulas, and I was really surprised to see a tarantula with this huge size, due to the fact that I only have slings in small sizes. Brabo is very calm, and gentle, and docile. I had to order new feeder insects just for Brabo since only things I have are all 1/2” size feeder insects.

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    I also have one new additional Brachypelma klaasi with no name attached to it yet. I can’t quite come up with a good names so far. Will need a few days more to brainstorm.

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    • top right - Oranty
    • bottom left - Grampu
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  2. Nightshady

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    Holy crap, your collection is growing quick!

    I just bought my 3rd. I got my GBB and Versi, and a 1.75” sexed female A geniculata on the way!
     
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  3. BoyFromLA

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    And guess what
    Next week, 3 more incoming

    1” Caribena Versicolor
    1” Dolichothele diamantinensis
    1” Neoholothele Incei
     
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  4. Nightshady

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    OMG... you’re like a tarantula crack addict! I bet you think you can stop at any time LOL.
     
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  5. ShyDragoness

    ShyDragoness Arachnoknight Active Member

    I fully support you in this addiction ADVENTURE!
     
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  6. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

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    “Save yourself!!!”
     
  7. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

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    “I have a supporter now? Where did my donation box go?”
     
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  8. Scarabyte

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    I'm loving this thread!! Keep us updated it's super interesting, have you ever thought of doing a Youtube channel for video updates?
     
  9. BoyFromLA

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    It’s almost like an unknown territory I am vernturing of. So it’s super interesting to me as well. I will surely keep you posted and will watch’em growing together.
     
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  10. BoyFromLA

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    12/09/2017

    It came to my attention that Mini might not be in pre molt at all.

    Yet, who am I to tell whether a sling is in pre molt or not?

    So I decided to ask Mini a question by dropping a pre killed small pinhead into his or her nest.

    Well, well, well, Mini answered me right away by grabbing and pulling a pinhead into his or her mouth as soon as it dropped without any hesitation.

    Ask a sling, a sling answers.

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    • Coming soon
    • From @GunniesSpiders

    1” Caribena Versicolor
    1” Dolichothele diamantinensis
    1” Neoholothele Incei
     
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  11. BoyFromLA

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    12/12/2017 - 1

    Today, four new tarantulas from @GunniesSpiders have safely arrived.

    1” Caribena versicolor x1
    3/4” Dolichothele diamantinensis x1
    3/4” Neoholothele Incei x2

    In original plan, I was suppose to get two tarantulas, but he insisted me to choose one more tarantula as a freebie, then he eventually sent me two freebies. Thus I ended up with four tarantulas.

    First, 1” Caribena versicolor.

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    My first arboreal tarantula! In less than an hour or so, being in the enclosure, he or she is already so active.

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    Next, 3/4” Dolichothele diamantinensis.

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    Since he’s or she’s best known as mini GBB (
    Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens), I cut out a little piece of wooden chopstick, and provided him or her as an anchor point.

    Last but not least, 3/4”
    Neoholothele Incei x2.

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    They were intentionally sent together to be kept as communal. So this will be very interesting for me to watch and learn how this actually work.

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    Here they are! Eleven tarantulas all together.

    • Coming soon
    • 3.5” 0.1.0 Brachypelma schroederi
     
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  12. BoyFromLA

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    12/12/2017 - 2

    Mini is molting right now!

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  13. WolfSoon

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    Congrats on the new additions! Versis are great and the other two species are at the top of my wish list. :)

    Also Brabo is adorable. :shame:
     
  14. BoyFromLA

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    I am totally with you on that!
     
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  15. Scarabyte

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    So cool!!! this thread is amazing
     
  16. BoyFromLA

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    12/13/2017

    She is here, yes she is.

    • 0.1.0 3” Brachypelma schroederi

    The enclosure itself is just too large, it pushed all of my other enclosures to the side.

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    She is such a beauty.

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    I should’ve added a few extra bags of substrates with my order. My calculation was off by far. I did not expect to be this shallow even after I added all of mine. I will have to get some tomorrow.

    Meanwhile, would you please calm down, and come down.

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  17. spidertherapy78

    spidertherapy78 Arachnoknight Active Member

    Nice new addition! She is absolutely beautiful. And yes, it takes a lot of substrate to fill a larger enclosure! Imagine how much space your enclosures will take up when your slings grow up! I have a lot of slings too, so I often think of that.
     
  18. BoyFromLA

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    I know!

    Now I know!

    I will know!
     
  19. BoyFromLA

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    I had my doubt (and I still do) when I was first told that I could keep two Neoholothele Incei slings together in the same enclosure communally.

    But when I saw two slings sharing a meal together, it got me thinking hmm... Maybe, maybe it could happen.

    And here is the picture I’ve taken early in the morning while feeding the slings. Two of my 3/4”
    Neoholothele Incei slings sharing a meal together.

    Or rather this could be:

    A: “Hey, let it go.”
    B: “No, you let it go.”
    A: “It’s mine.”
    B: “No, it’s mine.”
    A: “Ok, we’ll both let go of it.”
    B: “On three?”
    A: “On three.”
    B: “One, two, THREE.”
    A: “You’re still holding it.”
    B: “And so are you.”

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  20. BoyFromLA

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    Hidy (Brachypelma hamorii) is currently in pre molting. Still very actively wandering around here and there, but refusing to take any pre killed feeder insect at all. Thus feeding attempts will be continued once molting is completed.

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    Webbie (Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens) is becoming a pig yet again. It does not really matter if the feeder insect is pre killed or not, Webbie will not hesitate a second to take it down.

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    Mini (Lasiodora difficilis) is now moved into the new enclosure, and is still recovering from the last molt. Unlike Webbie, size difference before and after molt is very significant. A few more days will be needed for Mini to be fully recovered and prepared for his or her first meal after molting.

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    Oranty (Brachypelma baumgarteni) Is definitely in a good mood I believe. No more stressed pose anymore, and that is awesome, but apart from that, still very shy, and skittish. It’s hard to tell if Oranty is in pre molt, but refusing to take a meal for three days in a row must mean something.

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    Grampu (Grammostola pulchripes) is also refusing to take any meals for a few days. Probably in pre molt as well. One last pre killed insect will be offered just to be make sure, then no more bothering after that.

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    Brabo (Brachypelma albopilosum) was offered with 1” Blatta lateralis a couple of days ago, and was doing a little happy dancing ceremony. It was quite a fun to watch it. Hopefully more dancings will come along over the couse of the feeding process. I think I am going to record the video for it so that I can watch it over and over and over and over.

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    And below is Grampu joyfully taking down the 1” criket.

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