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Heading down the right path

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by AngelDeVille, May 8, 2018.

  1. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Arachno HoneyBadger Arachnosupporter

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    On bed check N. chromatus has molted.

    Still around 1” brown carapace, brown abdomen, but now definite striping on the legs.

    So my A. geniculata is about the same size. Last molt revealed reddish abdomen hairs and a reddish carapace, with rings, not stripes on the legs. Still wondering if they are mixed up...
     
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  2. AngelDeVille

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    N. tripepii has molted today! Little fuzzball...

    Added two P. imperator to the brood today.

    G. pulchripes is one of my best eaters so far.

    I had a few picky eaters so I went about 7 days since I last fed any of them, G. pulchripes had overturned her water dish and then threw it around the enclosure in protest.

    I tossed a fat super worm and I swear she caught it like a dog catching a frisbee.

    They all seem to be adapting to dubia nymphs as feeders, my nymphs are still too small for a couple of the juveniles.
     
  3. Ultum4Spiderz

    Ultum4Spiderz Arachnoking Active Member

    My 3” pulchripes like never eats, it’s fat enough it will be fine .
     
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  4. AngelDeVille

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    Busy weekend...

    Yesterday I added two Pandinus imperator, for $32 at the petco half price reptile sale...
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    Last night I found a Stenopelmatus sp on the front porch....

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    The Petco employees told me yesterday they had a “pink toe”, but I didn’t look at it. Today I was in the area again and decided that if it was also a 1/2 price reptile I would take it home... $18 later... she was in an almost bare wet enclosure and had made a small web in the corner on the glass.

    She seemed very grateful for her new enclosure and this is her about 30 seconds after I put her in..

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    And 5 minutes later...

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    I honestly didn’t research avics and hadn’t planned on getting one, so the dumb questions I have I will research now...

    She is about 3.5-4” right now, the pedipalps are extremely long so I did consider it may be a MM. I don’t care I’m just happy it has a good home now.
     
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  5. Ultum4Spiderz

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    That’s a massive looking cricket , is it carnivores? Cool addition pet smart sucks only had lizards . Pet supplies looks worse every year only had 1/10 the animals it had 15 years ago .
    It’s half the size too, good thing for the animals I guess. Haha
     
  6. AngelDeVille

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    This Stenopelmatus sp is about the size of my thumb, they eat just about anything they get their jaws on, roots and insects I put a piece of broccoli and a super worm in with her and both are either buried or eaten.
     
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  7. This is not a mature male at least, but sex can't be determined from these photos. The pedipalps still have their pink "toes," which disappears when the emboli develop.
     
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  8. AngelDeVille

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    Cool, I’m reading up, and it looks like we will have more than a few years together.

    I’m rummaging through old Avic threads here mostly.
     
  9. Ultum4Spiderz

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    Looked like it was way bigger in pic , robust for a little cricket. I’ve seen 3” crickets similar to that somewhere in Ohio once .
     
  10. AngelDeVille

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    Got 2 Pseudopalmas irminia slings off CL today ($15)... very tiny 1/4” or so, but already beautiful coloration!

    I will be sealing the deal on at least 6 scorpions shortly, 3 different species.
     
  11. Greasylake

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    That's certainly a new spelling, but I like it. If I ever have the privilege of getting to name a species you'll be the person I go to for suggestions. What other names are you hiding?
     
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  12. AngelDeVille

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    I think autocorrect gets all the credit..
     
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  13. AngelDeVille

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    P. muticus has molted again, and possibly Y. sooretama, but she has webbed her vial so heavy it is hard to clean out boli let alone see very well.


    New arrivals for tomorrow delivery!
    • Parabuthus transvaalicus X2
    • Leiurus jordanensi x2
    • Hottentotta franzwerneri x2
     
  14. AngelDeVille

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    All scorpions rehoused, but only one seems truly happy to be home...

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  15. AngelDeVille

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    A. geniculata molted today!

    I still suspect she is a Nhandu chromatus....
     
  16. AngelDeVille

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    My pickiest eater, O. philippinus molted today!

    One of my not picky eaters L. parahybana molted too!
     
  17. beccadarling

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    I highly recommend the Brazilian Giant white knee! They're fantastic eaters and grow pretty large compared to most.
     
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  18. AngelDeVille

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    G. pulchra is out to disprove the “slow growing” reputation... molted today!

    One step ahead of ya! I have one in the clan, big pig...

    The larger of my 2 P. irminia molted! Damn beautiful species....
     
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  19. AngelDeVille

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    My second P. irminia molted yesterday.
     
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  20. AngelDeVille

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    One of my P. imperator molted last night too!