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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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    02/04/2018 - 1

    Newly rehoused Toe Toe, Caribena versicolor.

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    Here, he or she is drinking water.

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    I am just so glad that Toe Toe decided to make his or her home where I wanted him or her to make. As long as it’s not the top lid part, I’ll be happy.

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  2. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

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    My poor Grammostola pulchra is getting mocked by two Blatta lateralis roaches...

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  3. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

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    02/06/2018

    Rehoused another Caribena versicolor into new enclosure. Previous enclosure was hard to feed, and was hard to find water source. After two minutes of rehousing, Caribena versicolor immediately found a water dish, and was drinking quite awhile.

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  4. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

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    So it was the 25th of last month when my Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens molted, and it is finally being very active, and energetic again. Eating well, webbing well, a usual self.

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    Honestly, I can hardly tell how much larger it has gotten from last molt, but I can definitely tell it is more leggy now.

    Here is before & after shot:

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  5. athlete96

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    That first photo of Toe Toe at the top of this page is stunning. You've really built up a collection for yourself.

    I feel like I'm losing the race to you.. :oops:
     
  6. BoyFromLA

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    Well, I can assure you that both you and I are on the same team.
     
  7. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

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    02/10/2018

    In pre molt

    • Caribena versicolor x 1
    • Dolichothele diamantinensis
    • Neoholothele incei x 2
    • Brachypelma schroederi
    • Grammostola pulchra

    In post molt

    • Carivena versicolor x 1
    • Ephebopus cyanognathus

    In action

    • Brachypelma hamorii
    • Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens x 2
    • Lasiodora difficilis
    • Brachypelma baumgarteni
    • Grammostola pulchripes
    • Brachypelma albopilosum
    • Brachypelma klaasi
    • Caribena versicolor x 1
    • Idiothele mira
    • Encyocratella olivacea
    • Pamphobeteus antinous
    • Pterinopelma sazimai
    • Poecilotheria metallica
    • Harpactira pulchripes
    • Monocentropus balfouri

    Today’s highlight

    Hey @Chris LXXIX, I think my Brachypelma klassi knows what ‘French dip’ is.

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  8. Mirandarachnid

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    So, once I saw a larger picture of your new profile pic I realized what it was, and how super cute it is.. but when I initially saw the little icon on my home page... Let's just say I need to spend some time in more appropriate areas of the internet :muted::hilarious:
     
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  9. BoyFromLA

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    02/13/2018

    Recently molted Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens now loves to hang around not only on it’s webbing, but also plain ground, and arcylic wall as well.

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    Brachypelma schroederi, which I previously thought in pre molt, emerged after removing dirts that were blocking the entrance. It is always nice to see the tarantulas coming back from their hiding or burrowing after awhile.

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    One of Neoholothele incei molted today, while the other one still in pre molt. It seemed like it has gain some size from it.

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    Grammostola pulchra is still in pre molt, but pretty much active all the time. It doesn’t seem that hungry, since it is refusing to eat for quite some time, but it’s abdomen size is nowhere near worry some at all.

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    Pamphobeteus antinous is now rehoused into much much larger enclosure. This enclosure is going to be it’s final enclosure or just the one before. I put a quite large water dish for it so I can be stress free from cleaning or exchaning it for a new one too often.

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  10. BoyFromLA

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    02/14/2018

    My other Caribena versicolor, and Neoholothele incei molted as well. For both cases of Neoholothele incei, the size difference before and after molt is quite marvelous.

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  11. BoyFromLA

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    02/17/2018 - 1

    Dolichothele diamantinensis molted two days ago. It has gained a bit of size, a little deeper blue and green colorization after molt. In fact, it is now much resemble adult Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens, no wonder it’s called mini GBB as a nickname.

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  12. BoyFromLA

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    02/17/2018 - 2

    There’s this moment, when my tarantulas really deserve to be picture taken. If I miss this, there may not be another chance like this, ever. I then quickly, but also very quietly, and calmly need to locate my iPhone, so that I don’t scare or startle my tarantulas. While holding breath, I slowly bringing my iPhone to tarantula enclosures and seize the moment. It doesn’t always go successfully, but when it does, that excitement goes a pretty long way.

    So, here are two pictures I took, of my Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens.

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  13. BoyFromLA

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    Lasiodora difficilis almost doubled it’s size after yesterday’s molt. Truely amazing!

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  14. BoyFromLA

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    Huh? What? But, how? I did not even know my Encyocratella olivacea was in pre molt. What a surprise! I did not see it coming at all. Not a single sign of pre molt behavior I have noticed. Another surprise is that this freshly molted barely 1 1/2” sling gave me a threat pose when I tried to take picutres of him or her. Welcome to ‘Old World’, me.

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  17. Garth Vader

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    It is about time you got some more! :joyful:
     
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  18. BoyFromLA

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    I think you will love it more than I do.
     
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  19. BoyFromLA

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    I know!
     
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  20. athlete96

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    That's it! I'm getting more Ts! I remember when you just had the curly and Mini.

    Good buys with the p. murinus and c. fimbriatus.
     
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