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Dr Acula's Photos

Discussion in 'Tarantula Pictures' started by Dr Acula, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Dr Acula

    Dr Acula Arachnobaron

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    Not only will this thread contain images of my Ts, but it will also contain images of their exuviums in which I'll be attempting to position into different poses. I hope you guys enjoy em!

    Phormictopus cancerides~Haitian Brown Birdeater
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    Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens~Greenbottle Blue (GBB)
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    Heteroscodra maculata~Togo Starburst Baboon
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    Pterinochilus murinus~Usumbara Starburst Baboon (OBT)
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    Brachypelma smithi~Mexican Red Knee
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    Brachypelma boehmei~Mexican Fireleg
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    Nhandu chromatus~Brazilian White Striped Birdeater
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    Grammostola pulchripes (formerly aureostriata)~Chaco Golden Knee
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    Haplopelma lividum~Cobalt Blue
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    Poecilotheria striata~Mysore Ornamental
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    Psalmopeous cambridgei~Trinidad Chevron
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    Nhandu chromatus exuvium in threat posture. (still drying after applying hairspray. used cotton swabs to stuff abdomen, sealed with crazy glue..need some more practice)
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  2. mcluskyisms

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  3. Ran

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    Nice T's and great photos! Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. Chicken Farmer

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    i like your cobalt blue.
     
  5. InvertFix

    InvertFix Arachnobaron

    Wonderful photographs! Nice collection!
    Keep the photos coming! :D
     
  6. Dr Acula

    Dr Acula Arachnobaron

    Thanks everyone! My Nhandu chromatus exuvium finally dried up so I placed it appropriately on top of the clock by the entrance of my living room :laugh: My B smithi also molted today!

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  7. Rob1985

    Rob1985 Arachnodemon Old Timer

    Very nice photos! You're a brave soul handling some of those specimens, lol. I see the P. cancerides was well behaved for the shoot.

    and dust above your clock! :ninja:
     
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  8. Dr Acula

    Dr Acula Arachnobaron

    Thanks! They're all relatively small except for my P cancerides. He's usually pretty timid outside of the enclosure.

    Haha yea, that area is usually never dusted since it's pretty high up
     
  9. Dr Acula

    Dr Acula Arachnobaron

    P striata( Charlie sheen {D )'s first molt in my care. Starting to show more adult markings.

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    My GBB and his Ultimate self. Trading him for a few more slings :D

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  10. Dr Acula

    Dr Acula Arachnobaron

    Alot to update!

    P cancerides saying hello with his feet up on the glass {D

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    Caught my H lividum chowing down on her second cricket since her last molt (gave her another afterwards since her abdomen was so small)

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    Rehoused my Nhandu chromatus, he wasn't too happy about it :mask:

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    H maculata molted :D

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    Also, my newest and most favorite addition, Roosevelt the P subfusca "lowland" :)

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  11. Dr Acula

    Dr Acula Arachnobaron

    Got some shots in of a few Ts munchin on my new alternative to crickets, super worms :D

    N chromatus 4"
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    Female P cambridgei molted to 4.5" DLS. Largest arboreal in collection at the moment :)
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    Female B boehmei also molted! Haven't gotten an accurate DLS though
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    Rehoused my Nhandu chromatus, he wasn't too happy about it :mask:
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  12. Dr Acula

    Dr Acula Arachnobaron

    My P striata surprised me with a molt this morning! I was pretty stoked to see the start of his warning colors coming in :D

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  13. Storm76

    Storm76 Arachnoemperor Active Member

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    Great pictures! That H. lividum is so extremely blue...awesome. Out of pure curiousity: Why do you handle every species it seem? Any special reason for that (besides adrenaline of getting bit :D)? - don't get me wrong, I don't want to accuse you of anything, I'd lust like to learn why someone would take the risk of some quite unpleasant bites...
     
  14. Dr Acula

    Dr Acula Arachnobaron

    I don't know why but I enjoy the interaction. It seems like one of my Ts even relaxes during handling. So much that he groomed himself (my OBT). Most of my Ts are relatively docile and exceptions to their species, however, I only take out the more defensive individuals if their fangs have yet to harden. My N chromatus, I'd never in a million years handle him, kicks hairs everywhere, throws up threat postures to the slightest breeze, he's just a mess {D same goes for my Gorgyrella sp. "red trapdoor". Its burrow is the entrance to hell itself.

    That being said, if I know I'm going to get bit, I won't take the chance. Even my B smithi can be unhandlable at times and I'll leave him be. He tends to think he's an OW at times and completely skips the hair flicking.
     
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  15. jbm150

    jbm150 Arachnoprince

    Haha what a great description!
     
  16. Dr Acula

    Dr Acula Arachnobaron

    Thank you {D i have to rehouse it soon...that'll be fun. I'll be able to get some great pictures though, the only brightside.
     
  17. Dr Acula

    Dr Acula Arachnobaron

    P subfusca Lowland (bara) recently molted :)

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    also, got some pics of my hooked out OBT. Attempting to find a female for him

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    Last but not least, P striata :D

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  18. Dr Acula

    Dr Acula Arachnobaron

    New addition! P metallica :D Found her at an LPS, settling in quite nicely

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  19. Storm76

    Storm76 Arachnoemperor Active Member

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    The last macro shot looks really neat actually ;)
     
  20. Protectyaaaneck

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    Nice shot of the subfusca, you get a sex on it yet?