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Introduce Yourself

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

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    Hi im luke 26 doncaster s/yorkshire england
    Got 2 tarantulas
    B smithi /around 2 inch (sex unknown)
    B emeila /around 2 inch (sex unknown )
    Also have a snow corn ,snake had it for 21 year .
    Currently just set up a roach breeding colony (dubia)
    Found this forum through google every question i put into search engines always found a anwser on here ,so thought it would be a good idea to join :) looking forward to interacting with discussions , hello to everyone
    Atb luke
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  2. DadsGlasses

    DadsGlasses Arachnosquire Arachnosupporter

    Brand new here. I've been researching T's for a few months now. Picking the brain of a friend. Picked up my first today. Brachypelma albo. Got him into his new enclosure slow and steady. Seems to be ok so far. He did some exploring and now seems to be "sleeping" between his hide and the side of the tank.

    Lots to learn. I look forward to pouring through these forums and doing a lot of reading.
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  3. RemyZee

    RemyZee Arachnosquire

    Hello, fellow arachnerds!
    I've been poking around this site for a couple years now, so decided to finally join :) My name is Rachael and I live in VA. I'm a biologist and work in a microbiology and environmental science lab. I got my first T 2 years ago and now have 12. I'm married (almost 10 years) and we love our dogs! Hubby isn't so keen on the spiders, but he loves me. Haha. He does peak in to see me feed them every once in a while.
    I'm glad to finally be a part of this community, and I look forward to learning, sharing what I know, and looking at pics of bad ass T's!!
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  4. SaraFuret

    SaraFuret Arachnopeon

    Hi all,
    I'm from Portugal, Love all kind of life form and I work in a science center.
    I'm taking care of an exhibition called "andar às aranhas" since may this year. First time handling arachnids and milipedes, and they are around 65 animais.
    I'm loving the experience, and learning a lot each day!
    I'm here because of your experience, and want to learn even more!
    At home i have one Hogna radiata with an eggsac. Training before buying one. I Love Grammostola pulchra!
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  5. KJAnarchy

    KJAnarchy Arachnopeon

    Hey everyone! I'm new to the forum and new to keeping T's! 26yo guy from North Georgia and I'm really looking forward to learning more about these amazing creatures!
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  6. Georgia B

    Georgia B Arachnopeon

    Well hi. I'm Georgia, I was born and raised in Calgary Alberta and I live here still, and do I have to tell you how old I am? I feel peer pressured. Fine I'm 40 ok?!

    Anyhow I've had a couple of pet T's for several years now, but this summer the number is blossomed to closer to my age.

    Looking forward to connecting with people who get it.
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  7. Photos94

    Photos94 Arachnopeon

    Hey! The name is Daylin, and im from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Ive recently fallen in love with tarantulas and the hobby. Been watching so many videos on youtube and wanted to get more involved in the community! I recently just got my first T, Chromatopelma Cyaneopubescen (such a beautiful species), and plan on doing some more learning and expanding my collection!

    Definitely cant wait to learn so much more about tarantulas, hopefully make some new friends along the way, and overall just enjoy the new company lol.
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  8. Simon Harrison

    Simon Harrison Arachnopeon

    Hi my name is Si nickname The Weirdbeard
    New to spider keeping i have a red kneed a pink toe and an AWOL curly haired
    Looking to learn and make friends
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  9. Hello, my name is Alex, you can call me SUT. I just got my new sling (Brachypelma vagans) and I hope to learn a lot here.
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  10. arachnodizz

    arachnodizz Arachnopeon


    my name is Drew, arachnophobia is what got me into buying spiders to understand them better. It ended up starting a hobby/passion.

    i currently own two Phormictopus sp.green slings and one Tap.Sp Union Island sling, and have two more Tap.Unions on order as well as 3 OBT slings
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  11. OrderofLIfe

    OrderofLIfe Arachnopeon

    hi everyone my name is jessy i live in california

    i got into tarantulas in 2014. was walking in petco and just spontaneously bought a rosea.
    he passed away in january. i ended up buying two slings a b. hamorii and a b. vagans
    and now i always have the urge to buy more T's. and id love to talk to others about their collection and learn as much as i can :)
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  12. Leopard

    Leopard Arachnopeon

    Hi all! Been here quite awhile, though haven't had time for a proper introduction. Name's Leo and I am from good ol' Holland. I am in the keeping hobby since sometime around 2009 and my first tarantula was Br.Smithi (the best of the best haha :)). I had to move a lot throughout my life, thus my current collection only consists of ten T's, most of them are pokies and slings.

    Looking forward to interacting with other arachnonerds :D
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  13. Targaryen

    Targaryen Arachnopeon

    Hi all,

    My name's Alex, I'm on here because I impulsively picked up a pinktoe that was up for adoption at Petco three days ago. I'm a 25 year old rugby player/art consultant from New England and I'm here looking for tips on attractive and effective housing. I'm a live plants kinda person - excited to get a new setup. Frankie the pinktoe is presently living in a critter keeper my office, where my amazon fish tank is. I'm loving the consistency in ecosystem/theme.

    Excited to learn about a new critter!
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  14. borntoolate89

    borntoolate89 Arachnopeon

    Hello! I don't know how these forums have eluded me my whole life. I've been obsessed with spiders ever since I was a little girl, but was never able to keep any because my mom is terrified of them. My husband, however, decided to let me get a tarantula and I'm stoked. I just found out a couple days ago that I should be able to start my hobby by the end of the year. I hope he is okay with how many eight-legged critters (give or take) we're actually going to end up with. hahaha

    Edit: Name is Autumn, by the way. From Ohio.
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  15. Deeser

    Deeser Arachnosquire

    308 pages later... nice to meet you all! Ha

    Name's Steve, 29 from near Montreal QC. Just got into t's last year when I randomly bought a b. Albiceps at the local expo. Now happily own 7 other spp and can only see that number rising... damn junkie that I am... if it's not one thing it's another :p
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  16. Sinodendron

    Sinodendron Arachnopeon

    Hi y'all,
    My name's Logan, I've seen these boards and gained a lot of useful info from them when directed here via google searches, though never joined. Figured I should join up after all these years, haha!
    I've been keeping inverts for about 6 years now, but now I'm starting to branch out a bit after keeping only tarantulas and beetles.
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  17. Scorpiove

    Scorpiove Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Wow it sure has been awhile, glad my account is still active. :)
  18. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Moderator Staff Member

    Congratulations on your new Avicularia. They are cute and fun to keep. However, they don't do well in damp, stuffy enclosures, so you will want to make sure you have plenty of ventilation.

    These two threads contain helpful information:

    I would strongly encourage you to post a photo of your setup (ideally before adding the tarantula) so that more experienced keepers can check for any issues that might jeopardize the health of your Avic.

    If you have any care questions or want feedback on your setup, start a new thread in Tarantula Chat so that it doesn't get lost in the introduction thread.
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  19. Hi everyone!

    I'm Cedric 27yo - I'm French but i do live now in Australia

    I've got many years experience with arachnids in France (spiders, tarantulas, scorpions...) and snakes (boas, pythons and venoms)

    Now I live in Australia and I still keep some animals: urodacus, latrodectus, delena, lycosa sp, phlogius...

    I will share with you pictures and experience soon :)


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  20. maggiefiasco

    maggiefiasco Arachnopeon Active Member

    Hey everyone!

    I am Maggie, I'm 33 years old currently living in Salt Lake City, UT although I've lived all over the USA.

    I used to be arachnophobic, could not sit in a room with a spider in it, could only get myself away. It got to be embarassing and silly and eventually I just decided that I could talk or reason myself out of this irrational fear by learning about spiders. I spent probably 3-4 years on reddit, specifically the r/spiders and r/tarantula communities just sitting in the comfort of my computer chair, looking at pictures and following the conversations.

    Eventually spiders did not scare me. Then I was able to rescue them inside my house using a cup and a piece of cardboard. A few months after my first spider live rescue, I let a jumping spider jump on my hand. After that the spell was broken, my fear was cured, and I was just forever obsessed and interested in our 8 legged friends.

    I've been considering getting tarantulas for many years, just doing more research and reading here and on r/tarantulas. A few weeks ago, my boyfriend got me my first T -- a sub adult female G. rosea -- and ever since then its just been love. Since then we've gotten a G. pulchripes, C. cyaneopubesens, and a handful of A. avicularia slings. I have all different shapes and sizes of tarantulas in my room, and I spend a good deal of my time researching, visiting pet stores, chatting and generally trying to become the best T keeper I can be.

    I owe a lot to communities like arachnoboards. I'm a totally different person than I was all those years ago, and a lot of it has to do with the excitement, passion and expertise of people here.
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