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Tapinauchenius sp Union Island

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Nightstalker47, May 23, 2017.

  1. Stella Maris

    Stella Maris Arachnoknight

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    I bought a sling of this species a few months ago and just molted again yesterday, but I woke up to a bad molt. Three limbs are missing but otherwise "Sapphira" looks to be okay otherwise.
     

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  2. Wow what a beautiful T!
    I have an empty 8×8×8 inch exo terra nano. Would this be an appropriate enclosure for an adult of this species?
     
  3. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Meh, very tight. I'd go for something closer to 8x8x12-15".
     
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  4. I will look around for something taller then.
    Thanks for the reply!
     
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  5. Deeser

    Deeser Arachnosquire

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  6. dangerforceidle

    dangerforceidle Arachnobaron Active Member

    The one in my post may actually be one of his offspring! I got mine as a freebie from TarCan in September of 2017.
     
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  7. I am thinking so since he "serviced" several of their females. It really does pay to ask Tarcan if they need a MM that you have, they will give a fair trade value if they need him. The thought of one little T that I raised went on to make so many slings and hobbyists happy is wonderful. Keeping him here in a container would have been a disservice to the community and his species.
     
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  8. Here's mine! Very small cute little fuzzy thing. Pinky nail size. Not much info on them besides a few threads.
    Let it move into its new home yesterday, it's a prolific tittle webber. Hard to see but it put some webbing up in the last 24 hours. Fed it a cricket leg today. Took it well!
    Super stoked on this little one! IMG_4701.JPG
     
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  9. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnoprince Active Member

    Very fun species, great eaters and prolific webbers.
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  10. Such a great looking T. Like a charcoal bronze with some super cool green!
    Yeah I was super stoked I came across it.
     
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  11. dangerforceidle

    dangerforceidle Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Wonderful species. It will not be very long before your little sling is 3-4".
     
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  12. Very cool!
     
  13. StampFan

    StampFan Arachnobaron Active Member

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    @dangerforceidle I was admittedly happily shocked when I saw the "underlegs" of mine a few minutes ago were a bright iridescent greenish blue. Was absolutely blown away by the colouring. I knew the green carapace was nice, but when I saw the feet and the colour on the bottom of the leg under my flashlight I was shocked. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Who knew! I hadn't seen any reference to this.
     
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  14. dangerforceidle

    dangerforceidle Arachnobaron Active Member

    You mean the iridescent scopulae (foot pads)? Or on other segments of the leg? I didn't notice any greenish on the tibia or femur segments, and I've had a decent view of them during one of her many threat posture tantrums. But I was trying to avoid her having an angry sprinting session.

    They are definitely a beautiful species all around.

    Here she is in her current form:

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  15. StampFan

    StampFan Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Went in for a closer look. From what I can see its the tips of the pedipalps, as well as the first leg tarsus and metatarsus only . It is lovely in colour as the legs of any Psalm. cambr. Playing with the light it was almost every color of the rainbow, but mostly green/blue and a little purple, little red. Had to catch it in *just* the right light. Might have even gone up as far as the tibia. Will start checking at different times with different lights, but it caught me really off-guard, I was not expecting such crazy lovely colours.
     
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  16. dangerforceidle

    dangerforceidle Arachnobaron Active Member

    Pretty girl:

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