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LuiziBee's Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Tarantula Pictures' started by LuiziBee, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. LuiziBee

    LuiziBee Arachnobaron

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    P. vittata

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    Rehoused my largest of the 3 M. balfouri. Experimenting with substrates for the first time in a few years. I've always been too afraid to try top soil, but figured I'd give it a shot.

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    Little female Bubma cabocla getting her colors back after molting.

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  2. LuiziBee

    LuiziBee Arachnobaron

    I got my very first egg sac over the weekend from my Avicularia avicularia. It may be a super common species, but I am to the moon with excitement!!



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  3. LuiziBee

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    I don't know why my last post glitched. Sorry about that. When I tried to fix it, it got worse lol
     
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  5. LuiziBee

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    Ceratogyrus darlingi sling

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    New female Ceratogyrus darlingi

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    Unfortunately, she's got a bit of a parasitic mite problem. Luckily I'm only seeing them in that one spot. I've put her in, what I guess you'd call a dry ICU. Deli cup with paper towel substrate and a bottle cap for water. Hoping the mites will leave the T in favor for the water dish and drown. Otherwise, I may try the q-tip and Vaseline method. Not sure if that's okay for that spot or not, though. I'll figure it out. They may not even be that big of a problem. I was wondering how long until I'd get to deal with these pesky things.

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    MM Poecilotheria vittata

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    Poecilotheria subfusca highland

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    Monocentropus balfouri

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    Cyriocosmus elegans

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    Chilobrachys fimbriatus

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    An incredibly ugly MM Brachypelma albopilosum I received for free. When I got him yesterday, I thought for sure he was on his last legs. His abdomen was the size and shape of a raisin. Luckily, I managed to get him to eat a cricket last night and he's plumped back up a little. I went a head and paired him with my MF last night because I'm not sure how much longer he's going to be around. I have a bit of hope after he ate, though. Neither I nor my friend knows how old he is because he came with the rest of a collection he bought out.

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  6. sdsnybny

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    If you put the Female C. darlingi in an enclosure on dry sand w/water dish (don't overflow it) the mites will be desiccated by the sand when they get off for a drink. that or straight dry vermiculite.
     
  7. LuiziBee

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    Sand?? I haven't read about that anywhere. I guess I can give it a go if the dry paper towels don't help any.
     
  8. LuiziBee

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    Monocentropus balfouri

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    Cyriocosmus elegans

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    I was given some new hissers after my last one passed away <3

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    Ornithoctonus aureotibialis. Rehoused into one of those tall pub mix containers a few nights ago.

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    Mystery Cyriopagopus / Haplopelma spp

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    Poecilotheria subfusca highland

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  9. LuiziBee

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    Ceratogyrus darlingi

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    baby darlingi in a straw when I was unpacking them. lol

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    Brachypelma emilia

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    Chub-a-wub of a Haplocosmia himalayana

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    The father to the Avicularia sac kicked the bucket. He was 4 months mature. I don't think he actually just passed away. It was under strange circumstances. I could see out the corner of my eye, he was running around and looking for a mate when I heard a "thud". Wasn't unusual for him to jump occasionally. Maybe two hours later, I checked on him, and he was next to his water dish, on his back, in death curl. He committed suicide? lol

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    Grammostola pulchripes

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    Latrodectus mactans

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    Nhandu chromatus

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    Hapalopus sp Colombia large

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    Phormictopus sp purple

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  10. LuiziBee

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    Started my P. vittata project last night. Everything's looking really good so far. :)

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  11. LuiziBee

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    Very premolt Lasiodora parahybana
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    H sp Colombia large

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    Lots of webbing progress with my female M. balfouri

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    "Prunella" the Phormictopus sp purple is watching you.....

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  12. LuiziBee

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    That time came yesterday afternoon to pull the Avicularia avicularia egg sac!!!

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    This is day 26 after being laid. Nice, fat sac. :) :)

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    Lightly debated with a couple of breeder friends whether these were ewls or 1st instar. Either way, they are CUTE!

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    A little video of the cuties. I'm in love.
     
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  13. Trenor

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    Very nice. Congratulations. :)
     
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  14. shining

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    That P. subfusca highland and your mystery Cyriopagopus/Haplopelma spp are gorgeous.
     
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  15. LuiziBee

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    Had a few molts the last few days:

    Haplocosmia himalayana

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    Nhandu coloratovillosus (and springtails in water dish!!!)

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    Chilobrachys fimbriatus

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    Exuvia from H. himalayana and C. fimbriatus. Neck n neck!!

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    Tiny Ceratogyrus darlingi slings all molted.

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    G. pulchripes put into his first juvenile enclosure.

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    Also got her first big girl enclosure, H. sp Colombia large

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  16. LuiziBee

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    Lasiodora parahybana. Probably a little over due on a new enclosure. I'll wait for the other one to molt here in the next few days hopefully and do em both together. I think I'm going to go sterilite.

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    P. subfusca highland

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    Ye olde balfouri fortress

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    One of my top 3, slowest growing, easiest to forget about Ts:
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    I secretly hate you.

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    Tiny baby first instar Avicularia avicularia

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    Cookie jar, where my trap door spider lives.

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  17. CEC

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    Really nice pics and collection.

    What I've done in the past to get rid of parasitic mites, I quarantine the Tarantula, then I wait for them to molt (the mites will stay attached to the molt). Shortly after, I carefully rehouse before the mites can make it back on the freshly molted Tarantula. Next, I stick the old enclosure (with the molt) in the freezer to rid it from any mites and/or eggs. TBH, parasitic mites are more harmful to slings than juvies and adults, but a sling's molt cycle is quicker so you can eliminate the problem faster.
     
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  18. LuiziBee

    LuiziBee Arachnobaron

    Had people on instagram request an update on the first instars. So I made a week update on em. :)

     
  19. LuiziBee

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    The first video of my 1i Avic avic slings went viral and got over a million views. It's been amusing to watch happen.

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    Chilobrachys fimbriatus

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    Psalmopoeus cambridgei

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    Psalmopoeus irminia

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    Nhandu coloratovillosus molted. This was either his maturing or penult molt. Haven't gotten a look at him yet, though.

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    Poecilotheria vittata (arboreals poop too dang much!)

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    Juvenile female Haplocosmia himalayana threat display

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    Phormictopus sp purple

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  20. LuiziBee

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    Balfouri fortress updates:

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    Haplocosmia himalayana

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    Dirty ol' rosea

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    Mamma Avic

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    Nhandu chromatus sipping

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    Nhandu coloratovillosus munching

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