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Mexican red knee

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Katielou89, Aug 15, 2017.

  1. whovian89

    whovian89 Arachnopeon Active Member

    A noob question. What is DLS?
  2. mconnachan

    mconnachan Arachnoprince Active Member

    Diagonal leg span - front left leg to right rear leg.
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  3. whovian89

    whovian89 Arachnopeon Active Member

    Thanks. I did not know.
  4. mconnachan

    mconnachan Arachnoprince Active Member

    You're welcome, in no time at all you'll get used to all the terms, here are some to get you started:

    MM - Mature Male
    MF - Mature female
    sp. - species
    1.2.3 - 1 male tarantula, 2 female tarantulas, 3 unsexed tarantulas.

    You'll find some other terms that may confuse you, if in doubt just ask, the only silly question is the one that is not asked.
  5. whovian89

    whovian89 Arachnopeon Active Member

    Thanks. I definitely do not hesitate to ask questions. Haha. When I first got interested in Ts ... which was a long time ago although I only got my first one recently, I was only familiar with the common names of the Ts. Now, I am more familiar with their real (scientific) names. But my familiarity is limited to the NW T's only and only the popular ones.
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  6. mconnachan

    mconnachan Arachnoprince Active Member

    Which are your favourites? - scientific names remember - LOL
  7. whovian89

    whovian89 Arachnopeon Active Member

    I have grammostola pulchripes (female juvi - my first one) and a female aphonopelma seemani. I am looking to get a brachypelma hamorii too.

    My other favorites are grammostola pulchra, b emilia, g rosea and e campestratus ... sorry if I misspelled some.

    And I need to apologize to the OP for apparently hijacking this thread.
  8. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnobaron Active Member

    The enclosure looks massive for such a small T. This will lead to your spider hiding a lot more. Tarantulas don't feel secure in large open spaces...

    Way too much height as well, if she falls from the top it could be fatal. I would rehouse her into something much smaller.
    Or the other way around, as long as it's measured diagonally.
    There's still far too much height. Rehouse her...the setup should look something like this.

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  9. mconnachan

    mconnachan Arachnoprince Active Member

    No need for apologies, it happens all the time - You'll have to have a look at G. iheringi, stunning Grammostola. See the way I typed the name that's how it should be written, I'm not nit picking I'm just letting you know.
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  10. mconnachan

    mconnachan Arachnoprince Active Member

    You don't need to write the genus in full, just the species and the species should be in italics. Nice choices by the way, especially G. pulchra, BBB - haha, Big Black Beauty as @basin79 likes to call his, lastly welcome to AB - you'll enjoy this forum.
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  11. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoprince Active Member

    Nope. My BBB is:

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  12. mconnachan

    mconnachan Arachnoprince Active Member

    My bad, who calls there's that then I remember your BBB, I must be mistaken -
    Beautiful Black Bulldozer - Big Black Beauty? mmm? Oh well, I still love the acronym!
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  13. Katielou89

    Katielou89 Arachnopeon

    Hi again! Can anyone guess how big /age my red knee is please? And also how often I should expect a molt, she's refused food twice now just pretty much running away from it :/ thank u :) DSC_1342.JPG DSC_1340.JPG
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  14. AmberDawnDays

    AmberDawnDays Arachnoknight Active Member

    What are you using as feeders and how often are you offering?