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Some questions

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by NikiP, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. NikiP

    NikiP Arachnobaron

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    When I first got my V. spinigerus, I had them in an all sand tank. I bought a bag of this substrate. I mixed it with sand so now I have this:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v75/nikipike/Tarantulas/redo001.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v75/nikipike/Tarantulas/redo002.jpg

    Does this look better? When I used my fingers to compact some of it, it felt like it would hold a lot better then just the plain sand did. And yes, the pieces of fake plants are just for the human eye :D And I do have a lid that I use for my mother's peace of mind, so they aren't going to able to use them to get out either.

    I've looked up how to sex my particular species & I still don't feel like I have a hang of it yet. There's one of the three that i'm guessing is a male:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v75/nikipike/Tarantulas/redo005.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v75/nikipike/Tarantulas/redo007.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v75/nikipike/Tarantulas/redo009.jpg

    Would love to see others weigh in on whether the others are gravid females or just fatties.

    This one looks like a well fed tick :D

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v75/nikipike/Tarantulas/redo014.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v75/nikipike/Tarantulas/redo015.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v75/nikipike/Tarantulas/redo020.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v75/nikipike/Tarantulas/redo017.jpg


    Today I noticed just how fat the other one has gotten, that I also suspect is a gravid female:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v75/nikipike/Tarantulas/redo024.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v75/nikipike/Tarantulas/redo023.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v75/nikipike/Tarantulas/redo025.jpg