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BoyFromLA's Tarantulas Diary

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

  1. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

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    05/12/2019

    It is freshly molted Avicularia purpurea behind thick webbings. It’s just too bad I can’t get clear pictures.

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    Below is the smallest Brachypelma albopilosum, molted today, out of six I currently have.

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  2. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

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    I knew my Lasiodora difficilis was up to something when it was putting down the web bed, and I was really hoping to see it molt since it has been quite a while ago when it did. After a few hours of waiting, watching, and wondering what it was up to, I finally got my answer for it.

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    06/01/2019

    Many things happened in just a few days.

    Molted:

    • Acanthoscurria geniculata
    • Xenethis immanis
    • Hapalopus sp. "Colombia, small"
    • Cyriocosmus elegans x 2

    Sexed:

    • Psalmopoeus victori: female.

    New additions:

    • Homoeomma chilensis x 2
    • Both are unsexed slings, but it looks like one is a male, and the other one is female, but meh, who knows.
     
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  4. BoyFromLA

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    06/06/2019

    First, Brachypelma schroederi just molted, and it is so busy grooming itself right now.

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    Second, I rehoused Psalmopoeus victori just now, for it looked a bit too large for the previous enclosure. So it is now in much larger, and spacious enclosure.

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    06/08/2019

    Lovely Cyriocosmus elegans molted, and showed off it’s cute heart on it’s abdomen.

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    Yet again, newly rehoused is enjoying it’s meal under the light.

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    06/12/2019

    Harpactira pulchripes finally molted, and look at this freshly molted coloration, it’s just beautiful.

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  7. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

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    06/13/2019

    Yes, and yes, and yes. It is that time of the season. Flowers bloom, winds blow, tarantulas molt. Back to back to back, Brachypelma hamorii, and Psalmopoeus cambridgei molted.

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    06/13/2019

    • Two new tarantulas, one rehouse.

    First of all, two new tarantulas. One is
    Pamphobeteus ultramarinus, the other one is freebie without any label so it’s unknwon.

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    Both are housed, but I will definitely rehouse Pamphobeteus ultramarinus to larger enclosure soon.

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    Second of all, one rehouse. Since Phormictopus cancerides kept trying to escape, I just gave it much larger enclosure, so it can explore here and there as much as it wants.

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    06/16/2019

    Grammostola iheringi, last molt on October of last year, is finally ready to molt. This time, for real. I can’t wait!

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    Less than a week ago, Pamphobeteus ultramarinus arrived, and it is in molting process at the moment. I only can assume it was already in heavy pre molt, and that can only explain why it was so sluggish.

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    And now I know what the mystery freebie sling is. It is Pterinopelma sazimai. I am so excited for I did not have one currently, and I never raised one from sling stage to adult yet! Though I had one juvie female which I got as juvie, and I sold as juvie.
     
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    Ten long months after last molt, Brachypelma baumgarteni finally molted today.

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    Today, early in the morning, Thrixopelma ockerti decided to molt. To me, it looks female, but who knows? Meh.

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  13. Mbuch

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    New to the hobby and the site. I just spent part of yesterday and today reading this whole thread from start to finish right now. Thanks for documenting all of this! Super fun and interesting!

    I've only got two Ts for now, a 1.25" G pulchripes sling and an approx 3.5" G. porteri I was given by a reptile keeper that rehomed her from someone else!

    From just south of you in Orange County, keep up the great work! Love your excitement for all things T!
     
  14. BoyFromLA

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    Thank you, and yeah I noticed! I am glad to see another local(?) person who keeps tarantulas!
     
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    06/28/2019

    Nothing much going on for today, so I would love to show off my beautiful Harpactira pulchripes.

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    I couldn’t really sexed this one. I previously was told by many others that this one looks like a male, but I am still going back and forth if it’s a male or not.
     
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    Such a slow grower, Aphonopelma joshua finally molted for the first time under my care. It took forever.

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    And so is my Homoeomma chilensis sling. Molted for the first time under my care as well.

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    Several molts after, Ornithoctonus aureotibialis has gotten pretty big for previous enclosure, so I rehoused it. I just put both enclosures right next to each other and nudged the tarantula gently to move from one to another. It went very smoothly, perfectly.

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    I just rehoused Avicularia purpurea. It was not a necessary thing, since it could probably stay in the previous enclosure for another molt or two. I just felt like to give it more space a bit early so it can explore here and there if it wants to. Yeah, why not?

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    Another rehouse, and this time, it’s for Ephebopus cyanognathus.

    It was not making any efforts to burrow in the previous enclosure, so this time, I purposely didn’t put much substrate to see how it will react to it. It’s fun to observe, and learn how it behaves to new environment.

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    Homoeomma chilensis sling is about to molt. By just looking at it, I cannot quite clearly tell if it’s a male or a female yet.

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