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MetalMan2004's Photo Thread

Discussion in 'Tarantula Pictures' started by MetalMan2004, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. MetalMan2004

    MetalMan2004 Arachnoknight Active Member

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    I guess its my turn to start a photo thread. I am up to 11 Ts including today's acquisitions. I'll start with what I got today.

    @Casey K sent me three pokies:

    Tiny P metallica
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    1.5" female P smithi- I used the bathtub to get her into her home. As soon as she made it out of the vial she stretched out in true pokie fashion.

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    And finally a 2" P rufilata female. She immediately wedged herself between the cork and side of the enclosure. I checked back after she had been in the dark for a bit and she seems a bit more comfortable.

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    Well its Saturday night and I'm bored stuck at home with hurricane Harvey swirling around us so I thought I'd throw a couple of update photos out there.

    Its like the Ts know something is up with the weather because they have all been hanging out in plain sight.

    First, the P metallica who I caught molting on Friday. Its a surprisingly easygoing spider but growing slower than I anticipated. Its tough to see whats up in the picture but its huddling to the right with the molt on the left.

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    I won't bother with the P smithi because she is nothing but a dirt curtain right now.

    The rufilata is quickly becoming my favorite. She is already almost 4" up from her 2" when I got her. And she's absolutely beautiful!

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    More to come!
     
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    The first T to get me back into the hobby (and second overall) was a B smithi, now hamorii "female" that a family member gave to me against my wife's will. As it happens sometimes she was a he so I traded him to someone to breed in exchange for the below C cyaneopubescens. I attempted to breed her once and she molted out. I bred her with a new male on 7/29 and a couple times after that. She has been a bottomless pit since but I can't decide whether she is gravid every time I look at her.

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    Meanwhile the B hamorii that I traded was successful so I got 15 slings from the guy who bred them. They were about 1/3" when I got them and a few have molted this week to become 1/2".

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    Well its molting time here. P metallica molted this week and is starting to show some blue. My B auratum male is ready to burst and some of the hamorii slings are ready to pop too!

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    I also rescued a poor A hentzi from craigslist for a whopping $20. Came with a HUGE enclosure that I need to change out, probably $20-30 worth of decorative wood, a cricket critter keeper, spray bottle (that I of course don’t need), a cool dragon decoration that I may have to move to a gbb enclosure, and a whole roll of that terrarium background paper printed with a forest picture. All in all a great deal.

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    Caught him with his pants down!

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    very funny (insert slow clap here)
     
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    Male B auratum molted today and I can’t believe he didn’t mature. Its the cleanest molt I’ve ever seen with what I assume is the sucking stomach still intact and attached!

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