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User Tewebag's Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Tarantula Pictures' started by tewebag, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. tewebag

    tewebag Arachnoknight

    I have been taking pictures heavily for the past couple months so figured why not post my favorites on here.

    Boring backstory first; I received my first tarantula around nine years ago as a complete surprise, a (at that time) girlfriend decided to surprise me with a mature female Grammostola Rosea as a gift back when they were all the rage at petstores. Had zero knowledge of how to keep them at that point but managed to keep the girl alive and even now she's still going strong.

    I keep purely new worlds for the moment. Some of which are way more picture friendly than others so my pictures tend to be heavy on certain ones. All photos are taken with my phones base camera.

    Female Aphonopelma seemanni chasing down the cricket that escaped the orginal lunge.

    Suspect female Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens munching down on a meal. Took the picture through the enclourse to not disturb it too much, my ugly mug is in its face enough taking pictures.

    Unsexed. My newest Avicularia the day I received it. Avicularias are my favorite so I have quite a few of them, might even have a problem...

    Not the most appealing photo, but it's the best this Brachypelma vagans allows me to get of it. Cricket offering is required for any photo.

    Lasiodora difficilis I received at about a 1/4" freebie. Guessing around 3/4" now.

    Grammostola porteri I picked up for almost nothing a couple weeks ago.

    Couple none tarantula things to finish off this first post.

    Hogna antelucana? Found it running across my bed one night so naturally I jumped up and grabbed my catch cup, picture is the night I got it. Had no intention of keeping one but it happened and I always have extra enclourses ready to go...

    Phidippus audax that I had for a while.

    Heterometrus sp? Only scorpion I have currently, do not expect pictures of this one because it never leaves its burrow.

    I will post randomly when I get pictures I enjoy (and remember). Always up for comments if something seems off in any setup or care for any picture.
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  2. tewebag

    tewebag Arachnoknight

    Two new additions today. Nothing special.
    Aphonopelma hentzi, love the colors on them.

    Sling Aphonopelma hentzi maybe 1" dls. This one is not doing good at all, keeps trying to death curl on me so currently trying to save it.
  3. tewebag

    tewebag Arachnoknight

    The sling Aphonopelma hentzi came in a very bad death curl due to dehydration. It was unable to even move so I flipped it over and over the next couple hours kept a drop of water on it mouth. I had very little hope of it pulling through but about two hours ago it flipped itself upright and it currently hovering over the water dish with legs extended. 20180802_165634.jpg It has not left that position but I am more hopeful of its survival.
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  4. bsshog40

    bsshog40 Arachnopeon

    Awesome collection! Thanks for sharing!
  5. tewebag

    tewebag Arachnoknight

    Had a molt today, noticed it before I went to work. Saw it laying down the mat last night before bed so knew it was coming.
    Lasiodora difficilis freshly molted. Third molt in about 2 1/2 months. Still a but too small to sex
    Same Lasiodora difficilis just about 12 hours after the molt, thought the colors looked awesome so took a picture.

    Aphonopelma hentzi sling update, found this when I got home from work. It has yet to dig extra but is using the pre-made starter so I believe it is going to survive. Doubt I will get any more pictures of it for a while.
    Thank you, so far I've only shown a small bit of the collection as I have multiples of several or pet holes that are camera shy.
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  6. tewebag

    tewebag Arachnoknight

    Was carrot day (when I remove old pieces and replace with new) for my feeders so took a couple pictures. I will just place them all as thumbnails so you can skip over if you want, last post will be an update on the Aphonopelma hentzi.

    Currently am keeping and raising; mealworms, superworms and B. dubia. I had B. lateralis but was unable to get them to breed so gave up on them. I give the roaches fish food flakes and/or rabbit food pellets for their protein intake otherwise it's oatmeal and carrots for the diet. I keep crickets but I do not try breeding them.
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    Aphonopelma hentzi update : The little thing has been worrying me a lot lately, it never seemed to fully recover from the severe dehydration and kept showing worrying signs like it was trying to die on me still. I offered it a cut up mealworm piece two days ago that it refused to touch. Kept the sub a lot damper than I would normally just incase it was still dehydrated and needed it.
    Decided tonight I would get a small cricket and leave it in there and see what happens as it shows no signs of premolt at all.


    Hard to see in this picture but it is eating the cricket so I have my hopes back on it's survival. Now I wait for a molt and I should be able to sex it.
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  7. tewebag

    tewebag Arachnoknight

    I like my tarantulas so I take lots of pictures. Plus I have no one in my real life who appreciates them. Feeding day for a couple so some new ones to show since they were out.

    Start with a rehouse I had to do due to a mold issue. Someone enjoys dragging half ate food into the burrow then going into a three week long premolt.... :banghead:

    Brachypelma boehmei probably about 1" dls. Starting to show the color layout, just waiting for it to fully come out. It has destoryed every single molt so I can not even attempt to sex it.

    Horrible picture incoming....
    Nhandu chromatus about 2" dls that absolutely refuses to ever let me get pictures. If I even so much as breathe in its direction it runs right into its hide, hopefully in a few molts it will be so kind as to grace me with its presence. Had to take this one through the lid of the enclourse.

    Nom Nom Nom. Molting is hard work. Lasiodora difficilis still enjoying the prekilled meal worms, jumped on it almost the moment I placed it in there near the hide.

    Hogna antelucana (what I believe it is) eating a cricket the same size as it is, did not realize it was that large when I fed it.
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  8. tewebag

    tewebag Arachnoknight

    Nothing special in this round just the past weeks worth of pictures either during check ups or feeding time. The first picture of the Avicularia is a tester to see if a new phone takes pictures of the same quality or not.

    One of my Avicularias, just seeing if the picture is the same as this other phone. Plus it had its cute creeper pose going so I had to take the picture anyways.

    Aphonopelma porteri munching down on two crickets. It is really awesome tarantula, probably the best five dollars I have ever spent.

    Aphonopelma seemanni enjoying a mealworm. Honestly probably my favorite looking of all my tarantulas. Love the white on the legs and the blue.

    Aphonopelma hentzi adult. Settled in nicely, is eating normally and doing well. The sling is also doing awesome and well past trying to die on me.

    Aphonopelma seemanni. I do not remember if I had shown my other seemanni yet or not, but this one is under half the size of my adult and I would place it at around 2 1/2 dls. This one does have a bum leg due to an injury so slightly worried about the next molt on it.

    Nhandu chromatus. Finally got a decent picture of it. It needs to hurry and grow so it stays out in the open more.

    Also my mealworm population is exploding, up three more tubs, clearly a sign I need more T's :angelic:
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  9. tewebag

    tewebag Arachnoknight

    Moved all my enclourses around tonight to organize them better and set up a couple Avicularia enclourses for a rehouse when I get a day off work finally. Comments are always welcomed.

    Someone did not appreciate being turned and moved about six inches and nearly kicked itself bald. Luckily none of them landed on me.

    New Avicularia enclourses. Not super thrilled about the flower one, none of my cork bark pieces were working so I might just scrap that entire idea.
  10. tewebag

    tewebag Arachnoknight

    Took on a big real life project so I will not be getting any new additions for quite some time since it will be where all my extra money goes. Pictures will just be ones I take for my own enjoyment from existing collection.
    Mostly bulldozer activities with one picture of my Brachypelma boehmei since it rarely is in the open.

    Brachypelma boehmei sling. Normally sits under a leaf and is rarely visible to me, most I see of it is legs.

    Aphonopelma hentzi sling. It likes to make pot holes around its ventilation holes and naturally dumps all of that dirt into the water dish. I am glad this one survived, it is really chill and sits there when I piddle taking pictures.

    Brachypelma vagans sling. This one has been under going a massive renovation lately, it is currently up to three openings and a tunnel system that extends all over the enclourse. Water dish is constantly buried instantly, you can see a part of it in the bottom right corner.

    Aphonopelma seemanni juvie. This one decided to give me a little viewing window into its main system, I normally have two sling containers in front of it so it is dark a lot of the time but I can peak in for check ups now.

    Bonus picture: (was typing the rest up when I saw this)

    Avic enjoying a cricket it just caught.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2018
  11. tewebag

    tewebag Arachnoknight

    My scorpion decided to come out and angrily say hello, first time I have seen it in about a month and since it was already angry I bothered it with a couple pictures.

    It was like that the entire time it was out of its burrow.
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  12. tewebag

    tewebag Arachnoknight

    Couple feeding pictures along with the first picture my Nhandu has ever allowed me to take with the lid of the enclourse off.


    Grammostola porteri trying to reach up and push the camera away from its superworm.

    Brachypelma boehmei being the king/queen of the enclourse eating a tiny cricket. It mostly lives under the leaves but comes out on top when it is hungry.

    Lasiodora difficilis looking like a grape about to pop but still greedily taking food.

    Nhandu chromatus first picture it has ever allowed me to take of without running to its burrow the moment I open the lid. It is also getting big, hopefully it does not destory the next molt like it has with ever other.

    Could not locate my Aphonopelma hentzi when I was doing a check up on it, it was not in its burrow and not on the surface so I opened the enclourse to be greeted by a spider butt.

    It has decided the best burrow is one of the potholes it made. Reminds me of the cat thing "if I fit I sits". 20180828_013747.jpg
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  13. tewebag

    tewebag Arachnoknight

    Kind of a boring week in the tarantula world. I have eight currently in a premolt and either refusing food or sealed away so not a lot of action. I did take a few pictures this week.

    Scorpion eating a still kicking Dubia head first, such a brutal thing, it doesn't even sting the poor thing.

    Adult Aphonopelma hentzi with a Dubia. I personally really like the colors on them.

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    My larger female Aphonopelma seemanni has finally started to dig a burrow, well kind of. She has dug to the back and now just stares at the wall all day. For whatever reason she is making a huge cavern in there, lots of open space.


    Grammostola porteri. Lack of content for the week so here is the old one eating a Dubia. It was not a normal feeding day but it attacked and stole my pipette when I tried to add water to its dish so I was forced to offer a Dubia in return for it back.
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  14. tewebag

    tewebag Arachnoknight

    First molt from the group of premolts I have going on.

    Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens bad picture molt. I should be able to sex it with this one so hopefully I can get it soon. Will update in a couple days with better pictures and size growth, it just molted this morning/afternoon so giving it time.
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  15. tewebag

    tewebag Arachnoknight

    Bad news (for me atleast) Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens drug the molt out where I can reach it easily but it took it out in about twenty pieces so I have no h oh pe of sexing it this molt. :banghead: Oh well, hopefully in two months or so I can know for sure.
  16. tewebag

    tewebag Arachnoknight

    Small update, mostly growth rate pictures for fun.

    Lasidora difficils molted today, looks like the exact same picture as the last molt it had. I am ready for it to start showing some color. Sadly it also destroyed the part I need to attempt a sexing.

    I actually lost the very first molt, it fell on the ground never to be seen again, so these are the last three (including today's). It should not be long before it is a good size.


    I was able to actually salvage more of the latest Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens molt than I thought I would. Thinking I know the sex but would like another molt or two to be sure as it is still quite small but it has a great growth rate each molt as well.
  17. tewebag

    tewebag Arachnoknight

    Noticed my smaller Aphonopelma seemanni upside down on my way to work.


    Actually hoping this one is a male to go with my female. Will update when it pulls out the molt on if I can sex or not.
  18. tewebag

    tewebag Arachnoknight

    Kind of hard to see but after about a two month premolt this Avicularia finally decided to molt.

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    Rough eyeball I am guessing it is around 2.5 inch (6-7cm) dls now. It has yet to not destroy a molt for me so hopefully I can sex it.
  19. bathsheba

    bathsheba Arachnopeon

    The hentzi is adorable
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  20. tewebag

    tewebag Arachnoknight

    Totally different surprise update that I thought I would share here, figured at least someone here would appreciate it.

    I was working on this new house I got and I lifted up this board they had laying on the ground and found three of these guys. Had never thought this area would have geckos as it is very dry here (honestly I know very little about them)


    Hemidactylus turcicus is what I believe it is because as far as I know (Google) it's the only gecko in this area. Captured it long enough for a picture to use to identify it and then released it back where I found it. (left the board there so I could find then later if I wanted)