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Theraphosa care and info

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Nightstalker47, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. StampFan

    StampFan Arachnolord Active Member

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    The Hancock and Hancock book suggests that you can keep a T. blondi in an 18 X 12 enclosure (45cm X 30cm). So you can appreciate the confusion that people have....
     
  2. SecDet24

    SecDet24 Arachnopeon

    thanks for this great info, i'll keep it till one day i buy t. stirmi
     
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  3. StampFan

    StampFan Arachnolord Active Member

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    Any comments from anyone about life expectancy for these Ts? I see a lot of old threads debating. Anybody have data on the oldest recorded or oldest in a current collection?
     
  4. If possible, can someone show t. Blondi vs. t. Stir i side by side and show what to watch for in regards to telling them apart. Both are high on my list, but want to make sure I get what I'm after/pay for what I'm getting.
     
  5. McSP1D8R

    McSP1D8R Arachnopeon

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    All rights to Mario Hering the owner of the pics :)
     
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  6. Jonroe

    Jonroe Arachnopeon

    No, the substrate doesn't dry out very quick. Can't confirm that from my experience of using them.
    That being said, I rewater every enclosure weekly since I have the time and not too much animals too care for.

    Never had any issues with mositure retention. :)

    €: I should mention Im from Germany, we don't have much dry air where Im from. Maybe thats important to note.
    I really can't say the substrate dries up fast at all, trying to figure out why.
    I get what your saying thou.
     
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  7. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnoking

    Anywhwere from 10-20 years would be expected for females living in captivity. Some claim they can live 25+ years. Males are obviously much shorter lived.
     
  8. Bigme213

    Bigme213 Arachnosquire

    They are pretty awesome
     

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  9. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnoking

    Nice looking specimen man! Add the species name for reference please.
     
  10. Bigme213

    Bigme213 Arachnosquire

    Sorry t. Stirmi sub adult female
     
  11. mazzzz

    mazzzz Arachnosquire

    NEEEEEEDDDD!!!!
     
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  12. Bigme213

    Bigme213 Arachnosquire

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    Here's a better pic. Yeah I love keeping her. Can always coax her out of hiding with food
     
  13. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnoking

    Ill never understand how some people find these unattractive.
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  14. Bigme213

    Bigme213 Arachnosquire

    Well said.
     
  15. mazzzz

    mazzzz Arachnosquire

    IMO they are one the most beautiful T's.. I cannot wait until I get one!
     
  16. Bigme213

    Bigme213 Arachnosquire

    You'll love it. They're beautiful. And feeding is a blast. One of my favs
     
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  17. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Heres my boy. Close to 8". Trading him off in a couple weeks. Forgot you had girls Nightstalker47, would have asked you first.
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    Worm feeding.
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    :kiss: gonna miss him.

    Theraphosa stirmi
     
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  18. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnoking

    Damn man you should have! All good though. Nice looking male....where are you sending him, anyone I know? Just in case my plan falls through.

    These guys usually survive breeding if someones watching nearby, MMs of this genus aren't exactly pushovers.
     
  19. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Ryan Mack. Owner of tangledinwebs.

    For sure. But he probably has a lot in plan for him.

    Would have traded him for that female schioedtei of yours.
     
  20. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnoking

    o_O No thanks, thats not a trade I would ever make. :cigar:

    Shes staying right here with me. Nice try though. :hilarious:
     
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