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User Erin's Tarantulas

Discussion in 'Tarantula Pictures' started by ErinM31, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. ErinM31

    ErinM31 Arachnoprince

    First, my Aphonopelma tarantulas: :happy:

    Aphonopelma chalcodes MM, Luke
    I hadn't been naming my tarantulas until I got this handsome male from @AZ Tom He is the most laid back male T I've met and hopefully a father-to-be. ;)

    Aphonopelma chalcodes MM, Old Ben
    A name for my now 14-months-mature A. chalcodes naturally followed from Luke's. ;) Plus, this male seems to have adopted the Jedi code and chose to remain celibate. :hilarious:

    Aphonopelma chalcodes AF, Summer
    My first Aphonopelma, I got this lovely lady a year-and-half ago. She has a wonderful calm temperament as well. :)

    Aphonopelma chalcodes AF, Ashara
    This beauty is more excitable, but now that she's made herself at home, she retreats into her hide rather than flick hairs. :angelic:

    Aphonopelma sp., WC from New Mexico
    This T has only molted once since I purchased them from an Expo in July 2016 and they don't seem to have grown any. I don't know the species, but A. hentzi seems most likely.

    Aphonopelma moderatum F, Aurea
    My beautiful princess in her castle. :happy:
    In addition, I recently purchased two CB A. moderatum slings from @Austin S. -- too small yet for my phone camera but they are fearless little ones! :D

    Aphonopelma gabeli, 1 of 7 slings

    Aphonopelma marxi, 1 of 3 slings
    Molt already! Lol :rolleyes: :hilarious:
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  2. Leila

    Leila Arachnobaron

    These photos make me want an A. chalcodes :cat:
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  3. keks

    keks Arachnobaron Active Member

    I am envious!

    A. chalcodes are great spiders :). A. bicoloratum too.
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  4. ErinM31

    ErinM31 Arachnoprince

    And now my Brachypelma -- my two boys, a B. albipilosum and a B. hamorii couldn't be more different! :joyful:

    Brachypelma hamorri M, Diva

    He never uses his hide except as a place to stash substrate and boli. Open his enclosure and he stands prominent to be admired and accept offerings! :joyful:

    Brachypelma albopilosum M, Curly

    I haven't been able to get a good photo as he retreats to his burrow at the smallest disturbance! He has expanded his hide into a large burrow and does frequent renovations. :)
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  5. ErinM31

    ErinM31 Arachnoprince

    I have two Ephebopus murinus; one is in pre-molt but this lovely lady just molted a few weeks ago. :happy:

    I had a third, a male, which matured this past spring and was sent off to hopefully find love. :kiss:

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  6. ErinM31

    ErinM31 Arachnoprince

    Boys grow up so fast! My little curly shortly after I got him in July 2016:

    Now so mature and handsome in November 2017:
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  7. ErinM31

    ErinM31 Arachnoprince

    Both of my boys have passed, each after reaching 1.5 years post mature. Luke’s legacy lives on in nearly 400 offspring, ~100 of which I still have and currently 3rd instar.

    They hatched last spring! :happy:
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  8. ErinM31

    ErinM31 Arachnoprince

    I also need to update about my Brachy’s!

    My B. albopilosum went off to find love:
    A sac was produced and I hope very much they got slings! :happy: (It was a trade, not a breeding loan, but it makes me happy to be apprised of these things!)

    And now my B. hamorii — from this molt I had been certain they were male:

    But then two molts later shows them to be female! :wideyed::woot:

    Right after molt, colors vivid:

    She has since filled out and become quite round for overwintering and preparation for her next molt. :)
    She remains my only tarantula who never hides! Any disturbance is met first with threat and fang and then if it proves inedible, flicked with hairs! It shall take a brave and charming prince to woo my princess Diva! :joyful:

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  9. Rhino1

    Rhino1 Arachnopeon

    What an epic, awesome collection. Love this forum