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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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    05/21/2018

    The wait is over. Grammostola pulchra finally molted. It must’ve happened when I was in sleep, and while I was at work. I was told by previous owner that last molt happened almost two years ago. That makes almost two and a half years total, including the time under my care. Though I am little bit upset that I’ve missed the whole process of the molting, nevertheless I am so glad that the whole process went successfully.

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  2. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

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    The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is to check and see every tarantulas I have. I usually find some webbing, digging, messing with the water dish, molting, and resting after molting. It is fun to see something always going on.

    Today, I found Grammostola iheringi molting. It was in pre molt for about two weeks.

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  3. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

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    05/28/2018 - 1

    Since the last molt was on March 29, today, approximately after two months, Ephebopus cyanognathus molted. Due to the fact that I was feeding it often in early month, pre molting was a bit longer, about two weeks or so. In the end, I am just happy to see another successful molt.

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  4. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

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    • Idiothele mira

    First feeding after recent molt. Very skittish, but in a good way. I find it so cute when it’s legs are out while rest of the body is hiding under the trap door, lurking for preys to pass by.

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    • Chilobrachys fimbriatus

    I emptied and cleaned the whole enclosure due to the unknown fungus looking infest.

    Also recently molted, and became more active. Only after five minutes inside the cleaned enclosure, it started webbing all over again.

    Very lovely webbing tarantula indeed. No wonder why many tarantula keepers love them, adore them, and recommend them.

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  5. BoyFromLA

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    05/29/2018

    Harpactira pulchripes, was in pre molt for about two weeks, and just now molted. Another successful molt, hurray!

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    Poecilotheria metallica also was in pre molt for awhile, and molted today.

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  6. BoyFromLA

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    It’s that time again! Lasiodora difficilis is preparing for molting! I was tempted to open the top for the better picture, but that would be so selfish of me not considering tarantula’s well being! So here’s just side view of it’s enclosure without bothering it at all.

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    Brachypelma albopilosum decided to molt too, awesome!

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  7. BoyFromLA

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    06/05/2018

    Nothing special or anything unsual today. Just a picture of recently molted Pterinochilus murinus.

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  8. athlete96

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    I was catching up on your little blog last night and thinking to myself, "wow, he's lucky to catch so many of his spiders in moult".

    Lo and behold, today after I work I caught my Y. diversipes in the middle of moulting. Your luck has spread!
     
  9. BoyFromLA

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    I am glad you did so! It is really amazing to watch tarantulas molting. It amazes me everytime.
     
  10. BoyFromLA

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    06/08/2018

    This is my latest arrival, 1 1/2” Ornithoctonus aureotibialis unsexed sling. Already well settled in and made a small burrow hide for itself.

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  11. BoyFromLA

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    • Thrixopelma ockerti molted after weeks of pre molting.

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    • Both of my tiny Grammostola pulchra slings molted. It was so CUTE that one of the sling actually threw away it’s old skin outside of the burrow.

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    • I rearranged Brachypelma albopilosum enclosure a bit. I initially put the small flower pot without breaking it into half. It wasn’t really a good idea, so I decided to exchange it with the piece of cork bark. The picture isn’t showing any water dish because I didn’t put one yet. I wanted to give Brachypelma albopilosum some time to play around with dirts before I place one in there.

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  12. Scarabyte

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    Amazing :) @BoyFromLA been awhile since i checked this post, how many T's do you have now?
     
  13. BoyFromLA

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    Currently at 32.
     
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  14. BoyFromLA

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    Theraphosa blondi molted. I did not see it coming at all. I was not even aware any signs of pre molting. It’s size difference before and after molt is just truely amazing.

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  15. BoyFromLA

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    My tarantula hobby progression over the course of the last six months and on going.

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  17. BoyFromLA

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    I came home and saw my Grammostola pulchripes making the web bed. I am pretty sure it will molt very very soon.

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    And yes, I knew it.

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  18. BoyFromLA

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    Just the little footage of recent Poecilotheria metallica feeding, that’s all.

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    One of my Caribena versicolor is currently in the process of molting. Honestly, I do not quite like the look of it. To me it seems not much of the space there to begin with, but I do certianly know by now that the tarantula knows what it’s doing.

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  20. BoyFromLA

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    Apparently my Grammostola iheringi is very adventurous, and is recently started to climb here and there. That is all good, but what is concerning me is this enclosure lid with mesh screen.

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    To avoid any problems that might occur, such as one of it’s leg stuck in it, I rehoused it into whole new enclosure.

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    It’s having the meal in the new enclosure.

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