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Discussion in 'Tarantula Pictures' started by Storm76, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Storm76

    Storm76 Arachnoemperor Active Member

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    Video Update on the P. fasciata / P.miranda females

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    Ignore the blabla, already wrote all that stuff on here anyways :D

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  2. Storm76

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    Housespiders have no respect! :D

    So, it's 11pm here and I was actually asleep since I went to bed around 9pm already tonight. Anyways, I feel something crawling on my arm and half-asleep that I am the first thought coming to mind was "Alright - which of them managed to escape...and how?" - my T's are in my bedroom after all! Well, suffice to say it was neither of them, they're all safe and sound in their enclosures. Instead, it was a somewhat daring little housespider of the sort we have here during summer often in the apps. During the nights they wander inside trying to find a hidey-spot for the hot days.

    Anyways...so I try to catch the little bugger and dang! Fast! Not as fast as my T's really, but still...he ended up on the wall and I reached for my cam sitting on the nightdesk.

    So, if anyone can tell me what genus / species this is likely? :)

    Here he is (it's a MM obviously considering the bulbous pedipalps, also he has a regenerated left leg I):
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    Fine, now I was somewhat awake again. Decided to catch him and get some pics - turns out the little guy was really hungry, too. He's probably 0.5" at the most and I searched for the tiniest maelworm I could find in my feeder box. Found one, drop it into the little catchcup and BAM - 180°, bite, 180° with prey between fangs, turn onto back - worm dead. That was literally the fastest I've seen a spider kill one of those! Those things keep moving when my T's catch them, no matter if NW or OW, but this tiny housespiders venom must be really set up to kill these kinda preyitems extremely quick! Very interesting to watch, for sure. I took some more pics from different angles and distances.

    "Housespider", ~0.5" mature male
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    "Housespider", ~0.5" mature male
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    "Housespider", ~0.5" mature male
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    "Housespider", ~0.5" mature male - in comparison to my finger...tiny right? :)
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    "Housespider", ~0.5" mature male - zoomed in
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    "Housespider", ~0.5" mature male - left side
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    "Housespider", ~0.5" mature male - right side
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    "Housespider", ~0.5" mature male - Say "cheeeeese"...
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    After catching, feeding, abusing him as photomodel for a shoot I set him free on the roof (I live right under it :D) with his meal and he vanished immediately :) Good luck, little guy!


    I'm entirely certain my T's set me up. No, I don't care how many of you say I'm anthropo-whateverthewordis - these buggers watch me night for night and now this...I'll have my revenge! I can block up the tapping of the MM P. miranda and could do so with the others in the past - but this went too far! - Ok, obviously I'm just kidding! :D

    I decided to feed some T's since I was up anyways and finally saw my E. murinus out after her molt. Took the liberty of fattening her up with a hearty meal on video - I'll link it once it's uploaded.

    Here's the Ephebopus murinus ("Asteria" ~5" female) feeding:
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  3. Storm76

    Storm76 Arachnoemperor Active Member

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    P.fasciata & E. sp. "red" molted / "Phaedra" showing up / P. cambridgei and more

    Alright, so last night my suspected 6" female P. fasciata molted. Pulling the molt out today, I measured it to be sure and apparently my assumption was correct: 6"! This girl grows like crazy - what's their max size again, around 7" if I'm not mistaken? Anyways, I'll have to rehouse her and that'll actually be some project. In order to give her the space and security I want for that species, I'll have to re-rehouse some: MM C. fimbriatus will go into her old container, "Moriko" (P. cam) will go into the old C. fimbriatus one and finally the P. fasciata will be in the P. cams old enclosure. I guess I'll have the work cut out for me for this week in terms of spider-maintenance! That'll be fun having to interact with 2 OW species that are really defensive and one NW that's not really happy either currently after her last (bad) molt. Oh well...what can you do, right? :)

    Aside that, one of my Euathlus sp. "red" female, "1of4", molted a little over a week ago and has now full adult coloration with the dark black, smokey grey and firey red colors. Looks totally cute and I rehoused them just a week prior to her molting into bigger enclosures! Guess my hunch was right on spot there, too :)

    Lastly, "Phaedra" finally shows up daily every evening again now after molting. She seemingly changed her behavior a little now, seing as the light from my cam is red and if it hits her she vanishes immediately - I'd say it's safe to say some T's can certainly see into that color spectrum! Other than that, she's her usual lovely self.

    Alright - pictures! Here we go..

    "1of4", Euathlus sp. "red", ~2" female - freshly molted a day after she shed her old exo
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    "1of4", Euathlus sp. "red", ~2" female - slightly different angle, these are such lovely T's! Can't recommend them enough, despite being a dwarf species!
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    "Moriko", Psalmopoeus cambridgei, ~7" adult female - a pic taken at night with only the flashlight from the top of the enclosure...looks interesting :)
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    "Moriko", Psalmopoeus cambridgei, ~7" adult female - here's another one with flash :)
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    "Phaedra", Psalmopoeus irminia, ~5.25" adult female - yep, that's my girl! :D
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    "Phaedra", Psalmopoeus irminia, ~5.25" adult female - needless to say she was very hungry after fasting and molting
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    "Phaedra", Psalmopoeus irminia, ~5.25" adult female - snatched 3 crickets within like 7 seconds...amazing to watch! :eek:
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    "Takhisis", Poecilotheria fasciata, ~6" female - since some were doubting her size in that short time in PMs to me - here's proof she was 6"!
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    "Takhisis", Poecilotheria fasciata, ~6" female - ...but I still don't see a spermathecae. I think I'm blind...:D
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    "Takhisis", Poecilotheria fasciata, ~6" female - carapace...
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    "Takhisis", Poecilotheria fasciata, ~6" female - here's the girl less than 12hrs post-molt
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    "Takhisis", Poecilotheria fasciata, ~6" female - she'll get her final enclosure now once hardened...
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    "Takhisis", Poecilotheria fasciata, ~6" female - last one, didn't want to bother her anymore
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    Thanks for checking on my pictures, folks! Appreciated as usual! I'll add the vids from the P. fasciata and the Euathlus sp. "red" in a bit.

    Vids:

    Euathlus sp. "red"
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    P. fasciata
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    Best
    Jan
     
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  4. lalberts9310

    lalberts9310 Arachnoprince

    P. Fasciata max out at 7", I actually do see a folded down flap that looks like spermathecae, maybe take a closer look if you still have the molt :). Nice girly, I adore mine, mine also appears to be in the early stages of pre-molt, still eating though but the abdomen is getting dark underneath :p
     
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  5. Storm76

    Storm76 Arachnoemperor Active Member

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    I was wondering that very same thing, but using a toothpick there I didn't find anything. Oh well, I'm sure I'm just blind in this case. Usually I have no problem finding a spermathecae if there is one, but on this T...beats me. She's also extremely defensive usually, not one to just move out of the way or hide, she'll face you instantly and with a vengeance. Still, rehousing her will be easy hopefully since I plan to put her current enclosure in the new one and letting her crawl out on her own most likely. Probably will have to "steal" the corkbark though, so she has incentive to move out of there..:)
     
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    "Phaedra" posing for some pics and a couple E. sp. "blue femur" sling pics ;)

    The bad news first: Found one of my AF Avicularia versicolor dead in her waterdish (which was full at the time) today night. I raised "Lin" from an itsy bitsy tiny spiderling and she was doing well last week, eating fine. I have no whatsoever idea what happened, but examining her I couldn't find any injuries either. This one is a mystery to me, with the only hint that she was in premolt. I've since, to be on the safe side, thrown the rest of the feeders that I fed her from in the trash. Not willing to take a risk there. It's always sad if a T you raised from a baby to a beautiful adult suddenly kicks the bucket. The only upside is that I still have another female, that I rehoused into Lin's old enclosure (after cleaning it, exchanging sub and reflling the waterdish). That one is pretty much as feisty as Lin was, but the transfer went smoothly after she tried biting the straw 5 times.

    So with the bad news out of the way, here's some great shots from "Phaedra", my diva P. irminia female who was posing even with opened cage just sitting there. Interestingly enough, while trying to throw a feeder in tonight, she gave me a half-hearted threat posture when I was starting to open the enclosure. Guess the sound startled her, but usually she just goes into her hide. Gotta love the personality, hehe. Enjoy!

    "Phaedra", Psalmopoeus irminia, ~5.5" adult female
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    "Phaedra", Psalmopoeus irminia, ~5.5" adult female
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    "Phaedra", Psalmopoeus irminia, ~5.5" adult female
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    "Phaedra", Psalmopoeus irminia, ~5.5" adult female
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    "Phaedra", Psalmopoeus irminia, ~5.5" adult female
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    And here's a couple shots from one of the Euathlus sp. "blue femur" slings I've been raising for over a year now. This one is barely 1.75", very skittish and loves to kick hairs.

    Unnamed, Euathlus sp. "blue femur", ~1.75" unsexed sling - *nomnomnom*
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    Unnamed, Euathlus sp. "blue femur", ~1.75" unsexed sling - on this one you can see the legstriping is coming through slowly
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  7. awiec

    awiec Arachnoprince

    Always nice to see a photogenic psalmo, even though I'll never own one. Also your little house spider friend kinda looks like something from Amaurobius.
     
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  8. lalberts9310

    lalberts9310 Arachnoprince

    You don't know what you're missing :p
     
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  9. awiec

    awiec Arachnoprince

    I've been eyeing langenbucheri so might get into them when I save up some money, though I keep T.gigas which meets my need to have a fast, defensive NW.
     
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    Thanks, she's precious. As for the house spider, that's most likely some form of Scotophaeus spp. which are common over here. :)

    Indeed! *high five* :D

    From the guy I raised I think P. cambridgei or irminia would be the better choice, mate. While langenbucheri are pretty unique being the dwarfs of the genus, they're also very reclusive from my experience. I haven't owned T. gigas, but my T. violaceus female is hardly what I'd call defensive. She's extremely skittish, but usually not confrontational and I'm aware that gigas are said to be the devils of the Tappies :)
     
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  11. awiec

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    Honestly mine aren't bad, but they have their days, usually when they are hungry. When I go to buy animals I usually just pick something up that "speaks to me"; psalmos just haven't spoken to me just yet.
     
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    Oh, I'd so invite you over and introduce you to mine on the spot if you'd be living anywhere near me...you'd hear them shout at you, not speak only :D
     
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    P. fasciata / P. miranda / E. murinus / B. smithi / B. auratum and more...

    Since the rehousings went so "smoothly" (kidding, for the most part they did except for having to chase an angry C. fimbriatus MM through my bathroom before he bites me feet lol - in 30sec resolved) here's some pics of some of them and a few I've take over the past weeks. Still love this hobby and don't see myself exiting it anytime soon! Hell no!
    Let's get to the pictures...


    "Asteria", Ephebopus murinus, ~5"+ female - Boy this girl lets me know when she's hungry now after her last molt! Here she shot right out of her burrow while I was refilling the waterdish...go figure! :laugh:
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    "Asteria", Ephebopus murinus, ~5"+ female - ...but she's a great spider to keep! Certainly a bit more skittish now, but I'm sure that was just because she was hungry :)
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    "Asteria", Ephebopus murinus, ~5"+ female - Although she did ran to the rim of her enclosure staring at me, then deciding "too big to nom" probably and went back with her fangs full of mealworms :D
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    "Adena", Brachypelma smithi, ~5.5" female - This girl put on a new coat as well a couple weeks ago! Strikingly vibrant colors again. Sorry, but she was hungry on this one.
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    "Kamala", Brachypelma auratum, ~5" female - In her full glory. She's in premolt now, though :)
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    "Kamala", Brachypelma auratum, ~5" female - *nomnomnom*...'nuff said! :D
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    "Phaedra", Psalmopoeus irminia, ~5.25" female - Just chilling on the side of her enclosure...I love to watch her. :cute:
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    "Phaedra", Psalmopoeus irminia, ~5.25" female - Irminia booty...wasn't aware she's that "flat" actually...interesting. Down below the webbing over the deli, I put the feeders in that and she comes out shortly after I close the enclosure. It's her alarm system :D
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    "Stripes", Poecilotheria miranda", ~5" female - One day after molting I took this pic. Interesting: She made a molting mat right over her waterdish :)
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    "Stripes", Poecilotheria miranda", ~5" female - Very skittish now that she's hardening up. Does laps when I open the enclosure...:bruised:
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    "Takhisis", Peocilotheria fasciata, ~6.75" female - rehousing went smooth as can be...here's shes in her new digs
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    "Takhisis", Peocilotheria fasciata, ~6.75" female - which means I can also watch her in her full glory now seing her warning coloration finally in this enclosure!
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    "Takhisis", Peocilotheria fasciata, ~6.75" female - despite the fact that she's usually a total beast...beautiful!
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    That's it for now, folks! Thanks for checking on my pics and spidies, always appreciated. Have a good one!
    +Jan
     
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    C. fimbriatus / P. fasciata / A. geniculata

    Acanthoscurria geniculata, "Medeia" ~8" female - this big girl showed me during feeding she still doesn't like ME :D
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    Acanthoscurria geniculata, "Medeia" ~8" female - top-view
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    Acanthoscurria geniculata, "Medeia" ~8" female - and for good measure one last one - she was walking away when I clicked ...*sigh*
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    Poecilotheria fasciata, "Takhisis", ~6" female - in her new enclosure she likes to hang out next to the door...
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    Poecilotheria fasciata, "Takhisis", ~6" female - ...suffice to say it makes feeding interesting as she attacks things immediately, hehe :D
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    Poecilotheria fasciata, "Takhisis", ~6" female - from the top of the enclosure :)
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    Chilobrachys fimbriatus, "Hera" ~6" female - one of the very few occasions she was out completely, granted I dropped a cricket in there to lure her out :D
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    Chilobrachys fimbriatus, "Hera" ~6" female - full body view :)
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    Chilobrachys fimbriatus, "Hera" ~6" female - "The flash is blinding - go away, Keeper!"
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    There you go. Enjoy :)
     
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  15. lalberts9310

    lalberts9310 Arachnoprince

    Awesome pics Jan! That P. Fasciata is absolutely gorgeous. Mine also recently molted and measures 6.8" fully stretched out, she's a monster :p and molt confirmed as a female. I just love her, she's a total lady hehe. That genic andd fimbriatus looks sweet too! Love the webbing of the fimbriatus, another species high on my wishlist :)
     
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  16. Storm76

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    Thanks, Lolla. She was less defensive than she used to be during transfer, that's for sure. I'm not entirely sure why she isn't taking to the hide provided. Probably have to redo parts of her cage since I don't want her to feel unsecure. Also congrats on yours being female, too! :)
    I couldn't resist those fimbriatus, either. They're extremely fast, skittish and defensive but still pretty easy to deal with and mine usually race for their burrow if disturbed.
     
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    B. smithi / B. auratum / GBB / P. cambridgei / A. azuraklaasi / Euathlus sp. "red" and more...

    Here's some update pictures, enjoy:

    "Jewel", Homoeomma sp. "blue" (Peru II), ~5.5" female - she dug some, hence the stuff on her...
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    "Jewel", Homoeomma sp. "blue" (Peru II), ~5.5" female - her cage looked like someone's been through it with a bulldozer...
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    "Jewel", Homoeomma sp. "blue" (Peru II), ~5.5" female - I believe she was digging for a maelworm that was moving, knowing her :D
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    "Adena", Brachypelma smithi, ~5.5" female - *nomnomnom* she looks great after her last molt again
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    "Adena", Brachypelma smithi, ~5.5" female - still pretty mellow, though not too fond of disturbances as is to be expected
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    "Kamala", Brachypelma auratum, ~5" female - one of my worst hairkickers - look wrong at her and she's gonna cover you in a cloud of bristles...*sigh*
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    "Kamala", Brachypelma auratum, ~5" female - not to mention that she's pretty skittish still...
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    "Moriko", Psalmopoeus cambridgei, ~7" female - still not eating really...kinda worried about her but we'll see.
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    "Moriko", Psalmopoeus cambridgei, ~7" female - it's just odd that after her last molt, she ate only one feeder, than nothing since over a month now. Weird for her...
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    "Moriko", Psalmopoeus cambridgei, ~7" female - another angle with her cute face :D
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    "Nila", A. azuraklaasi (possible braunshauseni), ~6" female - she's likely a bit large now after her newest molt last weekend, looking gorgeous again!
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    "Nila", A. azuraklaasi (possible braunshauseni), ~6" female - still one moody, large Avic - but I love her the way she is :D
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    "Sparkle", Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens (GBB), ~4.25" female - ...always hungry. Total waste-disposal-unit - anything hitting the webbing...
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    "Sparkle", Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens (GBB), ~4.25" female - ...gets immediately bitten :D
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    "Sparkle", Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens (GBB), ~4.25" female - typical aggressive feeding behavior
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    "Sparkle", Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens (GBB), ~4.25" female - but despite their skittish behavior, they're not really defensive
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    "Sparkle", Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens (GBB), ~4.25" female - still making them a good beginner in my opinion :)
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    "1 of 4", Euathlus sp. "red", ~2.25" female - *nomnomnom*
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    "3 of 4", Euathlus sp. "red" ~2.25" female - this one is quite food intense, but fun to watch :D
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    "3 of 4", Euathlus sp. "red" ~2.25" female - also -very- inquisitive *sigh*
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  18. Austin S.

    Austin S. Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Nice pics! I love the descriptions, lol.
     
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  19. Storm76

    Storm76 Arachnoemperor Active Member

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    Wow! It's been awhile since I posted last in my picture-thread, right? Well, RL is catching up to me as it does with everybody now and then, but I got a small complement of pictures for you people to update it with :)

    So, without further words - here we go!

    "Takhisis", Poecilotheria fasciata, ~6.25" female - she regularly rips off the plastic plant and I'm still trying to find a spot where she'll leave it alone *sigh*
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    Unnamed, Avicularia velutina, ~4" female - this girl is sooo slow moving usually. Once you drop food in there, it's the same. But one minute later all hell breaks lose :D
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    Unnamed, Avicularia geroldi, ~4.25" female - holy hell my girl is voracious! And seriously doesn't like to be disturbed - sometimes I get the feeling she's really a Psalm in disguise...
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    "Nila", Avicularia azuraklaasi (possible braunshauseni), ~6" female - moody, good eater, bit skittish lately, that's about it. She's still doing well :)
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    "Nila", Avicularia azuraklaasi (possible braunshauseni), ~6" female -another one with her nomnoms :)
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    "Harlequin", Hapalopus sp. "Colombia large", ~3.5" - not at all as skittish as many other members describe theirs to be, this girl is a good eater, digs quite a bit but is otherwise easy to maintain.
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    "Nyx", Grammostola pulchripes, ~6" female - up until March she was pretty much hidden for 6 months ongoing. No idea why, but she refused to come out of her den.
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    "Nyx", Grammostola pulchripes, ~6" female - and no, she didn't molt either she was fasting alright, but hey - it's a Grammy! I'm honestly not worried about her...
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    "Nyx", Grammostola pulchripes, ~6" female -with the temperatures over here now rising again, she's out often and will eat when she's hungry that's for sure. Until then...just enjoying to see her about again.
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    "Medeia", Acanthoscurria geniculata, ~8" female - defensive as usual, although I'm pretty sure she's going into premolt considering how much she must have kicked hair the last night. Looks a bit ruffled the girl, hehe :D
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    "Gemma", Euathlus sp. "blue femur", ~4.5" female - had her out for a photoshoot since she was climbing around some and I had to clean up her cage anyways...
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    "Gemma", Euathlus sp. "blue femur", ~4.5" female - so these pictures were all taken in the living room with bright sunlight shining in - it shows I believe.
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    "Gemma", Euathlus sp. "blue femur", ~4.5" female - she's a total beauty for sure!
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    "Sparkle", Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens, ~4.5" female - after 10 or so I've raised, this is the first female and she's calmer than the males for some reason
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    "Sparkle", Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens, ~4.5" female - ...until it's feeding time naturally :D
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    "Saranyu", Tapinauchineus violaceus, ~5" female - one of the hard-to-get pictures I have of her...she's still skittish, though it seemingly gets better. Slowly! :D
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    "3 of 4", Euathlus sp. "red", ~2.25" female - *nomnomnom* 'nuff said :D
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    "4 of 4", Euathlus sp. "red", ~2.25" female - this girl wasn't interested in eating, but instead wanted to roam around...as usual!
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    Unnamed, Euathlus sp. "blue femur" sling, ~1.75" - these are still going and growing slow as chewing gum. The red stripes on the patella are slowly coming through however, although the rest of the animals is still brownish mainly. They are extremely skittish and when hungry hit like a brick despite their size! Too cute! :D
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    That's it for now - you guys have a good one and thanks for checking on my thread. Appreciated :)
     
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  20. Storm76

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    And a nightime video as update on my collection overall...

     
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