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User Steve's Horde (sdsnybny)

Discussion in 'Tarantula Pictures' started by sdsnybny, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. sdsnybny

    sdsnybny Arachnogeek Arachnosupporter

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    P. pulcher slings have molted to 2i this week
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  2. Olan

    Olan Arachnolord Old Timer

    Reserve a few of these for me!
     
  3. boina

    boina Lady of the mites Arachnosupporter

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    Ahhhh! One of my favorite species! Why are you so far away??? :arghh::bigtears:

    (I had a lot of bad luck with this species this year. My 'confirmed female' is actually a male, so I bought 3 slings at the last expo, but they were in vials with really wet soil, so 1 of them promptly died within days :grumpy:... I could do with a vendor who actually knows how to keep slings...)
     
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  4. sdsnybny

    sdsnybny Arachnogeek Arachnosupporter

    probably the last sac of this year....P. rufilata dropped 11/11 Veterans Day pulled today (31days) 125 EWLS no duds.
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  5. sdsnybny

    sdsnybny Arachnogeek Arachnosupporter

    0.1 Phormictopus sp South Hispaniola 1.75"
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  6. sdsnybny

    sdsnybny Arachnogeek Arachnosupporter

    P. rufilata EWLS are about to molt to 1i
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  7. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Malleus Aranearum Staff Member

    EWLs look like they were trying to use an exercise ball poorly.
     
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  8. sdsnybny

    sdsnybny Arachnogeek Arachnosupporter

    P. rufilata hitting 1i
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  9. sdsnybny

    sdsnybny Arachnogeek Arachnosupporter

    Harpactira cafreriana 1.1 2019-04-17 12.07.29.jpg 2019-04-17 12.07.44.jpg

    Monocentropus balfouri 1.1
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    Psalmopoeus cambridgei 1.1
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  10. sdsnybny

    sdsnybny Arachnogeek Arachnosupporter

    One of my Favorite terrestrials molted recently, cant wait to get a look at more than the molt as she seems to have put on some size visually peeking into her hide. Xenesthis intermedia molt
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  11. Glen0221

    Glen0221 Arachnopeon

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  12. sdsnybny

    sdsnybny Arachnogeek Arachnosupporter

    @Glen0221
    That post/pic was back in January they were all sold locally by the end of that month. My female has molted and I have a MM ready for when she hardens and feeds well. Hopefully I can produce some more this molt cycle. Jonah Lazich of Bellingham Arachnids (FB) may still have a few for sale from her first sac.
    Local FB group to join
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/820144528343023/?ref=group_header

    Steve
     
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  13. sdsnybny

    sdsnybny Arachnogeek Arachnosupporter

    Poor girl....I have the worst luck with this species. I bought her as a confirmed adult female Avicularia purpurea about 2 years ago and shortly after I rehoused her she gave me a huge sac. Previous owner raised her from a sling and never paired so I knew it was a phantom sac After holding it for 3 weeks with out eating it I took it and fed her up well only to have her go through a terrible partial wet molt. For months she wouldn't eat. Finally she started to make progress and made it through to the next molt just fine. I didn't try to breed her opting to let her recover another molt before giving it a try all the time lining up an immature male. When the male finally matured my female went into premolt and I knew it would be a few weeks till she molted. A good local friend asked to borrow the MM since his female was freshly molted. well His female ate my MM the very day before my female molted. ;( Rats!!
    that brings us to yesterday when my poor girl who just wants to make little striped fuzzballs dropped a second phantom sac. gotta start all over again.... Arrrggghhh!!
    Lucky I have another immature male coming up. 2019-07-06 11.16.24.jpg
     
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  14. Glen0221

    Glen0221 Arachnopeon

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    Thank you, Steve. Gosh what a gorgeous spider. As I am still fairly new to the tarantula world, I don't think I'm ready for a pokie yet. Maybe in another year or 2, I will get an OW specimen. I'm still getting used to a very bold and quite fast P. Platyomma... But I really appreciate your reply. I honestly didn't realize there was such a large T community in this area. And now I'm a proud member of the PNW tarantula group! And we will be attending the expo this weekend (which I had no idea was happening until joining the group) Just wanted to say thanks! - Glen
     
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  15. sdsnybny

    sdsnybny Arachnogeek Arachnosupporter

    Well this last 3 days has been very exciting!! Sunday morning I got the pleasure of opening a good size sac of Avicularia braunshauseni belonging to a good friend. 116 1st instar at 26 days. After that you'd think the day could not get any better right? maybe feed, water and check some of the horde. Nope next find made me shake with excitement. Recently purchase a (new to the hobby) female Euthycaelus colonica form a European import not knowing she had been paired. so much to my amazement I found the hole to her burrow open and there she was along with a bunch of 1st instar babies. THANKS @Austin S. Finally as the day drew to an end I noticed my H. cafreriana female was full on in sac construction mode. Its been so long since the pairing I was sure she was going to molt out. How could this get any better??
    E. colonica mom and offspring
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    Harpactira cafreriana egg sac and Mom pulling guard duty 2019-08-20 06.30.17.jpg
     
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  16. JanPhilip

    JanPhilip Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Awesome to get a surprise sack! Did you do anything specific to make the Harpactira female drop after so long?
     
  17. sdsnybny

    sdsnybny Arachnogeek Arachnosupporter

    Nope, same temp as the rest of my horde just time.
     
  18. Arthroverts

    Arthroverts Arachnobaron Active Member

    Every other post is about a female dropping a sac; how many mature tarantulas do you have?!? Ha ha, awesome collection you've got there! Really makes me want to get into breeding.

    Thanks for sharing,

    Arthroverts
     
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  19. sdsnybny

    sdsnybny Arachnogeek Arachnosupporter

    Hmmm. never really counted adult females. total collection in my house not including sacs is around 200 give or take
     
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