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Introduce Yourself

Discussion in 'Welcome To Arachnoboards' started by Arachnoboards, May 16, 2005.

  1. Collin

    Collin Arachnopeon

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    Hi ya'll, I know some of you all from the Tarantula Addicts Discord server (I'm Lucas, same avatar as there). I originally come from Reddit but saw that there was a discord and I figured it would be a good source of information as I do not currently own any T's yet. I am planning on buying one soon (in a few weeks) and the one I'm planning on getting is a GBB (C. Cyaneopubescens). I used to suffer from bad arachnophobia, however the past few weeks it shifted and now I'm chill with mostly any spiders out there.
     
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  2. Hi my friends call me Hein i recently discovered my addiction with these amazing creatures and i'm getting my first T tomorrow and i am super exited i joined this page as i would like to have as much knowledge as possible on them and to be able to care for my T the best i can and any advice to a novice like me will be much appreciated
     
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  3. speck

    speck Arachnopeon

    Well I guess now is as good a time as any to de-lurk... I've only been keeping tarantulas for a couple months, as I was afraid of all "bugs" for most of my life. Then I got to hold a tarantula at a museum and thought it was just the cutest thing ever. I currently have a G. porteri (or maybe G. rosea, not entirely sure) and a B. hamorii, both juveniles. I'm trying to learn as much as I can about these and other species so that I can hopefully expand my collection some day.
     
  4. Hi folks,
    I am just moving to Papua New Guinea, and I joined to connect to the wealth of expertise on this forum. I will be the head of a university department there, and although arachnology is not my field at all, I am a tarantula enthusiast.
    Hoping to pick some brains and bring photos of some new species in due course.
    Cheers
    Leo
     
  5. Sevbad

    Sevbad Arachnopeon

    Hi all!

    My name is Guilherme and I am from Brazil but living in California for the past 6 years.

    I'm 31 and I've been in love with Scorpions since I can remember. Just got my first buddy, a 4i Pandinus Imperator and it's great! I will try to post some pictures later.

    Cheers
     
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  6. hello, I'm Anthony
    I just got back into the hobby in March this year its been about 10 years or so.
    I really did miss having Ts, there beauty and power is amazing!
    I learned I am sensitive to Urticating hairs 10 years ago so ill most likely be sticking to old world Ts.

    Here are my Ts I have and that are coming soon
    Pterinochilus murinus
    Poecilotheria metallica x2
    Poecilotheria rufilata - female (coming next week)
    Heterothele villosella x6 (coming next week)

    I also keep and trade Ants, the new way of keeping ants is just awesome. You start with a single queen after she has had her mating flight. After a few weeks you will start seeing workers if you do it right and meet there needs you could have a bustling colony with hundreds of workers in no time. its truly amazing.
    My ant Colonies list
    Dorymyrmex insanus
    Manica bradleyi
    Temnothorax rugatulus
    Lasius niger
    Monomorium pharaonis
    Tapinoma sessile
    Camponotus herculeanus
    Camponotus laeveticus
    Aphaenogaster lamellidans
    Pheidole navigans
     
  7. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Arachnoangel Active Member

    Search the Tarantula Chat and Tarantula Questions & Discussions boards for the species you are getting. (We generally use scientific names here, so you will get better search results if you use that as your search term.)

    If it's a terrestrial species, check out this video on basic terrestrial setups. (If it's a sling or juvenile, use something smaller.) The author has several other videos with basic information.

    If you have any questions, start a new thread on Tarantula Chat.
     
  8. Cheyenne Exotics

    Cheyenne Exotics Arachnopeon Active Member

    Hello, my name is Christopher. I am 17 years old, and I live in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
    Been into reptiles for about a 2 years and into arachnids and creepy crawlies for a few months. I dove in headfirst with 6 rare tarantual slings and a bark scorpion. I am new to the hobby but all i do in my free time is ask questions and research. Not to toot my own horn, but i seem to know more (at least about reptiles) than people that have been in the hobby several more years than me! I love learning and taking constructive criticism to better educate myself and further my understanding of all exotics.
     
  9. Cheyenne Exotics

    Cheyenne Exotics Arachnopeon Active Member

    Hello from Wyoming,
    I have kept European mantids for a couple years now and got into spiders through the P. audux. I used to have panic attacks if i saw a spider and i killed every single one i saw. Now i catch and keep them or release them. It's amazing what a little understanding does. I now have a bark scorpion, stripe tail scorpion, 6 rare tarantulas and soon a sonoran desert centipede
     
  10. Hello everybody! my name is Noah, living in beautiful California San Diego. I have a vast collection of reptiles but I'm slowly getting into the thrill of tarantulas. Thou my mind hasn't absorb the Latin names very well I do know common names of my pets. Verisacolor, cobalt, rose hair, salmon pink birdeater, pumpkin patch, Thai black & zebra. My first tarantulas was wild caught in California deserts jacumba. Kept'em for awhile then release. I'll love to increase my collection perhaps start breeding but in time since I've never bred tarantulas. All the ones I've bought were slings, some still are.
     

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  11. Howdy!
    I've ended up on this board when I have various arthropod questions. I tend to catch and release any critters I find. I like to identify what I see if I can. I have a BS in Zoology (which I don't use professionally - but I tend to get asked animal questions by friends & family). I try to spread my love and appreciation for all creatures to my workmates. Also trying to take care of a recently captured Scutigera coleoptrata (house centipede)!
    Thanks!
     
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  12. spotropaicsav

    spotropaicsav Arachnoknight Active Member

    My family plays MTG almost daily
     
  13. Rmack

    Rmack Arachnopeon

    Fusion exotics is fantastic I have purchased a few T's from them AJ is awsome to deal with