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Introduce Yourself

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

  1. TheKingCornbread

    TheKingCornbread Arachnopeon

    Howdy folks, the name's Daniel and I've always had an interest in spiders, despite them scaring the tar outta me. I find Ts likable however, I had a pinktoe when I was 7 and it partially assuaged my fears. I know more knowledge about Ts than I ever had before and my research and observations of keepers have thoroughly piqued my interest! Asides from Ts I am your run-of-the-mill nerd, I love books and TV like Harry Potter and Star Wars, comics like Spider Man and also Star Wars, of course. I'm a fan of trading card games and all that jazz, and I hope to add tarantula keeping and maybe other inverts to my nerdy hobbies.

    Alrighty that'll do it for me, you folks have a swell time!
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  2. Hi there :)

    My name is Harleen ( ;) ) I am 33 years old and I am doing my teacher's degree in Biology and English. I had suffered from a pretty bad arachnophobia until my studies cured me from that :)
    I am fascinated by these beautiful creatures and I am home to a Brachypelma albopilosum and a Brachypelma smithi at the moment. I am quite a beginner wenn it comes to tarantulas but I am willing to learn :)
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  3. bsshog40

    bsshog40 Arachnopeon

    Hey from the oilfield in Midland, Tx. I'm kind of an exotic animal lover. Tarantulas are pretty cool and they run pretty rampant in west texas. I have a Texas Brown that I caught a few months ago. Just a little guy but he's cool. I just posted a solid black tarantula I caught by the house over the wknd. He's a pretty big guy. I know if he laid flat he would stretch out to at least 7" end of leg to end of leg. I put him in the specie ID section if anyone can help identify him. Thanks again y'all!!
  4. Hey, just signed up. I am recently retired and finding ways to keep my time occupied. I do have several aquariums already and was researching keeping tarantulas and finding out which ones were good beginners, and lo and behold, a juvenile Arizona Blonde wandered into my son's room (he's 24). I now have it in a temporary critter cage and plan to convert one of my old 5 gallon starter aquariums into a terrarium.
  5. firedept10

    firedept10 Arachnopeon

    Hello all! I'm a retired firefighter and Manager for a large printing company. This is my first experience with a Tarantula. My fiance just lost (RIP) her Red Haired the other day. It was an 11 year old male. Critterbug was a pretty cool T. So we decided yesterday to get ourselves a new T. Well we decided to get a Mexican Red Legged. It's about 1 year old and has lovely markings already starting to show. So I'm here to learn all I can since this is my first T. It's name will be Fuzzybugger.


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  6. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Malleus Aranearum Staff Member

    Brachypelma emilia is a nice choice; I love their coloring.
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  7. Brooke795

    Brooke795 Arachnopeon

    Hey all! I’m new to the board! I live in San Diego and as firedept10 mentioned above I just lost my rose hair a few days ago. Since he was my first tarantula I kinda missed the fact he was a male. I got a good 10 years from him and I really enjoyed him! I figured Critterbug was a she after the 5 year mark! After he passed I lifted his front legs and saw the hooks that signify a male T. RIP critterbug! Momma misses you every day!

    I went to a specialty reptile store and bought a new baby T yesterday. I bought a baby Mexican Red Leg and decided to name him/her Fuzzybugger (Fuzzy for short). I can already tell this one has spunk! I am so looking forward to this new adventure with Fuzzy. My 8 year old son is enjoying learning about them as well! Now he’s ready to start a collection!

    I look forward to spending some time on here and learning about new species!

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  8. Teejrocks

    Teejrocks Arachnopeon

    Hi from Calmar, Alberta

    Getting interested in acquiring some T's and it's so much easier to lurk and observe when you are a member...

    Been reading for a while and of course find a group ship coming to my way next week through Tarantula Canada... Seriously debating a beginner spider or two already, time to start feverishly researching more on slings...

    Any how, Hello to all!
  9. LexBlack

    LexBlack Arachnopeon

    Happy 4th everyone! New owner of a G Pulchra ! I had the most exciting day as I got to watch this little thing molt ! The greatest thing to witness! What an incredible creature!

    Maybe someone will help me id the sex on this thing if I ever get the molt as it seems like it’s either playing with it or eating it

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  10. Pyxie

    Pyxie Arachnopeon

    Hello all,

    I am new to the hobby, but I'm a fast learner and willing to ask how I messed up. I inevitably mess up:angelic:. Anyway, let me dive in the deep end....
  11. lostbrane

    lostbrane Arachnoknight Arachnosupporter

    Recently got back into the hobby, and have been lurking here for a few months getting info. Figured I might as well join in.
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  12. Hi all!
    New to the board but not new to Tarantula. I been a lurker on here for a little while but never sign up until recently. Great board with lots of information and lots of member! Hoping to fit right in!
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  13. Farbones

    Farbones Arachnopeon Active Member

    Hey guys, been lurking on here for a few days. I have always been a bit of an animal nerd.
    I started with fuzzy and cute and have grown ever closer to things that make me question my hobbies.
    Just now getting back into keeping and caring since life has settled down.
    I picked up an AFS earlier this morning and cannot wait to move her (not entirely sure on sex) to a larger home!
    Before I ramble, you guys seem swell so I’m happy to be a part.
  14. Laika

    Laika Arachnopeon

    Long time lurker, centipedes, scorpions, and tarantulas are my main interest. Looking forward to diving in headfirst back into the hobby
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  15. S and MJ

    S and MJ Arachnopeon Active Member

    Had a bunch of T's left with me to care for. Learnt a lot. So after i returned them i got 2 of my own (for now) and have also now added a red tail boa....my Mary Jane. She has been sexed im just trying to figure out her age. I want to give my exotics all the care they deserve. No matter how merely instinctual they may be, they are my babies and i love them. Who can send me in the right direction for some boa help?

    What u into? T's im guessing?

    Have u got any updates on the A Blonde? Have u gotten more T's
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  16. Loops117

    Loops117 Arachnopeon

    Hello all. My name is Ryan, but most call me Loops.
    Im 28 years old and from South Lyon Michigan.
    I currently have a crazy spread when it comes to my collection.
    I mainly keep ants, but arachnids have recently taken up a nice portion of my collection.
    I build and sell ant keeping kits.
    I LOVE large insects, so that's usually the direction im looking when it comes to expanding my collection.
    Also spend a fair amount of time gaming on PC and Xboxone.
  17. Hi, I am Jasper, a 21 years old tarantulakeeper from the Netherlands.
    I keep a variety of species and intend to expand my collection even more in the near future. I post pictures of my tarantulas on my Instagram: @DutchTarantulas
  18. ShaakTee

    ShaakTee Arachnopeon

    Greetings from that great big island where everything is trying to kill you!

    Jokes. It's only the drop bears trying to kill us.

    My name is Tahirih, I prefer Tee. I'm 26 years old. Hopefully will start my Nursing degree soon. I love T's - not a huge fan of those teleporting galloping huntsmans. But I am kind of in love with the Lichen huntsmans - so that may be changing! I have my first T coming next week, a Selenotypus Exevale. But I hope to also get scorpions, centipedes and a variety of other creepy crawlies. I love reptiles as well.

    Bit of a nerd, won't lie. I may have a work in progress Star Wars sleeve. Massive Tolkien fan. You know the drill. Always up for a good chat and drooling over photos of the exotic T's from everyone across the pond. Looking at eventually making my own terrariums/vivariums. Love reading the threads on here.

    Happy collecting!
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  19. Farbones

    Farbones Arachnopeon Active Member

    Your gonna need a Tolkien sleeve on the other arm
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  20. ShaakTee

    ShaakTee Arachnopeon

    That's going to be my leg!