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Pretty T. blondi

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by TheEternal, Dec 8, 2002.

  1. TheEternal

    TheEternal Arachnoprince Old Timer

    I was adding some water to my T. blondi's terrarium, when he started attacking the drops :) Such a cute spider!


    edit: since I know people will ask: He's about 9" now.
  2. Cute ! AAKK ! I had a horrible dream, I squashed Rose in transport !! :( Has anyone ever had a tarantula harming or killing dream ? Oh, they are awful ! :( My girls are all fine, btw. In fact, I just got a sign made that says "beware of tarantulas" and there is a sillouette of a tarantula. SOOO COOOL. Will take photo one of these days. :D
  3. JacenBeers

    JacenBeers Arachnoprince Old Timer

    I had a dream where i was forced to eat all of my spiders.
  4. Tarantula Lover

    Tarantula Lover Psalmopoeus Lover Old Timer


    great pic!! I love that blondi!!

  5. jwb121377

    jwb121377 Arachnoangel Old Timer

    I had a dream where I cut my cat's cali's throat and after I did I was trying to find a way to undo it. A very stupid dream.:confused:
  6. King_Looey

    King_Looey Arachnoprimate Old Timer

    I wish my T. Blondi were that big.
  7. Raveness

    Raveness Arachnobaron

    All the time :( I just had one about my Usambara getting squashed.

    btw...beautiful spider! ;)
  8. Dasgre0g

    Dasgre0g Arachnopeon

    9 inches and has not had his ultimate molt yet eh ? Bust out the ruler, because currently you are setting a world record. ;)
  9. TheEternal

    TheEternal Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Re: Re: Pretty T. blondi

    I was thinking the same thing ;) I'm also starting to thing I may have sexed him wrong. It's hard to see on this one, since he doesn't climb glass, and I'm not about to try and pick him up.

    If there's another molt without mature male traits, I'm going to assume he's a she ;)

  10. TheEternal

    TheEternal Arachnoprince Old Timer

    He was only one inch when I got him, and took about a year to grow this big. There's hope for yours :) Just be patient with them.

    ps~ another close picture of Gion.
  11. Botar

    Botar Arachnoprince Old Timer

    I believe they do not have tibial spurs. Are you sexing it via the molted exuvium? I've got a male I sexed that way. He's about 7" and is not yet mature.

  12. TheEternal

    TheEternal Arachnoprince Old Timer

    I don't feel confidant with any sexing method except checking around the ventral opening. I've got that technique pretty down pat :)

  13. invertepet

    invertepet Arachnolord Old Timer

    FWIW, just by looking at it I think it's male. There a lot of pink/purple -- so he's definitely getting ready to show those male colors. And the shape and heft just look pre-male to me. 9" for a penultimate male sounds OK - male are gigantic. I had a P. apophysis male back in the early 90's and it was **HUGE** -- probably 12".

    Make sure you feed him! Attacking water drops = hunger. ;)

  14. TheEternal

    TheEternal Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Re: Re: Pretty T. blondi

    Oh, I know ;) He gets a mouse again today. He loves those!

  15. Dasgre0g

    Dasgre0g Arachnopeon

    Re: Re: Pretty T. blondi

    I would guess male as well especially if he's just over a year old. I have a 9 inch female and she is well over 10 years old.
  16. King_Looey

    King_Looey Arachnoprimate Old Timer

    A year to grow that big? Thats unbelievable. In fact, i can just see it happening. My T. Blondi near doubled in size last time he molted.