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T. blondi died

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by johnnyjohnjon, Jul 19, 2003.

  1. johnnyjohnjon

    johnnyjohnjon Arachnoprince Old Timer

    ok my T. blondi that was acting all spazzy has died.. what did I learn from this you ask... well never feed anything wild caught to your T's!!! I fed mine a baby bird and a week later it is dead. so its better just not to risk it. ok now I have a question, I have a newly empty 20 gallon long, what would look good in it. I want a big T. but I want it to be a good display T as well, maybe a goliath pinkfoot. or a large geniculata. what do you guys think maybe a parahybana? I just need something to fill the void.
  2. MrT

    MrT Arachnoking Old Timer

    Thats really too bad bro.
    But its a good lesson for all of us here.

    I have a large A. auerostriata in a 10 gal. tank.. Its a great display T.

  3. Sean

    Sean Arachnodemon Old Timer

    damn man that sucks, id say a pinkfoot or you cant go wrong with anther blondi, also a large female parahybana would look cool
  4. MrT

    MrT Arachnoking Old Timer

    My L. parahybana is a burrower. Although its a juve. Maybe as adults they stay topside?

  5. Valael

    Valael Arachnodemon Old Timer

    If it were me, I'd shy away from T. Apophysis...But that's because I'm short on cash.

    It dies and you're out a lot of money.
  6. Sean

    Sean Arachnodemon Old Timer

    mine is about 5 inches i have a flower pot in there and just sits on top of that most of the time during the day at night he goes exploring he rarly ever uses his flower pot to hide in and he dosent burrow, the only time he hides is when he grabs a bunch of crickets and runs into his hide thats about it
  7. chuck

    chuck Arachnodemon Old Timer

    my 5" L.parahybana sits out all day waitin for me to drop in a helpless pinkie/fuzzie
  8. defour

    defour Arachnobaron Old Timer

    I would take a serious look at Lasiodora spp. like L. parahybana and L. klugi. They seem less problematic than T. blondi and are usually comparable in size.

    That's too bad about your Theraphosa. Was it wild caught?

  9. Harry

    Harry Arachnopeon

    Sorry to hear about that. :(
  10. jper26

    jper26 Arachnobaron Old Timer

    I think you should get another T.blondi. Sorry too hear he died get another one that will help get over it.:)
  11. Diao

    Diao Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Sorry to hear about your tarantula.:(

    Get another Theraphosa blondi. Most definitely.:)
  12. johnnyjohnjon

    johnnyjohnjon Arachnoprince Old Timer

    I have decided to get an adult A. bicoloratum... I think its a pretty good choice myself does anyone have any experience with these?? let me know how you like them.
  13. Bearskin10

    Bearskin10 Arachnoprince Old Timer

  14. Longbord1

    Longbord1 Arachnoprince Old Timer

    u could always divide the cage for dif Ts

    WYSIWYG SpiderLoco Old Timer

    That sounds like a good idea! L. striatus is a very nice-looking critter, eve more so than L. parahybana. I have a 7-incher myself and she seems plenty happy in her 10 gallon tank. I don't think she really needs anything larger than that she has quite a bit of room where she is now.


    WYSIWYG SpiderLoco Old Timer

    I have a bicoloratum. He's perfectly happy in his shoe-box sized container and he's about 3.5 to 4 inches now. I think if you really want to use your 20 gallon tank, you need a bigger species than a bicoloratum as they don't get particularly large. The care page
    at pet bugs says 3.5 to 4 inches is the fullgrown size so I'm thinking Gizmo, my bicoloratum, will be maturing soon.

  17. rosehaired1979

    rosehaired1979 Arachnoking Old Timer

    Sorry to hear about your T.Blondi but congrats on your new spider
  18. I recommend a L. parahybana.
  19. Charlie

    Charlie Arachnobaron Old Timer


    Thanks for sharing. That removes any temptation for me to feed any wild caught animal to my T's.

    Sorry for your loss and good luck with your new T man.

  20. Re: sorry

    I just don't feel comfortable feeding my Arachnids wild caught anything. You just don't know what kind of diseases, pesticides, etc. they might have been exposed to.