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They're here!

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Rue, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Rue

    Rue Arachnoknight

    I can finally say...I have tarantulas. :clap: It's been a month since I ordered them...but held off shipping until I was sure it would be warm enough overnight.

    So I now have:

    L. violaceopes
    G. pulchra
    P. irminia and - as a bonus (Thank You T. Canada!)
    B. albopilosum

    I wasn't sure how big they would be in real life, so I put them in temporary housing until I figure out what will work best. I didn't want someone escaping through a ventilation hole.

    And you guys were right...wow! Are they ever FAST. Despite the care I took, both the L. violaceopes and the P. irminia managed to make a run for it...

    I will leave them for a day or so to settle...then try feeding them...and then rehouse as necessary...

    A couple of photos...with my point and shoot (and yes, I know the photos suck).

    Attached Files:

  2. Rue

    Rue Arachnoknight

    ...and the temporary Rubbermaid housing...

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  3. Lolita

    Lolita Arachnoknight

    congrats p irminias are on my wishlist bad depending on the size of your slings those rubbermaids should work for a decent amount of time
  4. Rue

    Rue Arachnoknight

    Thanks! The P. irminia is so pretty...even at this miniscule size!

    I won't have any trouble telling them apart...they are each quite distinctive.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2011
  5. sssargent1977

    sssargent1977 Arachnopeon

    Awesome! I just got my T's too one being the Sun tiger as well and they are very impressive!
  6. Rue

    Rue Arachnoknight

    Thanks! I'm looking forward to watching them all grow...er, and get easier to see...:D
  7. Me too!! I just got mine 30 minutes ago, they're tiny LOL. Arrived in similar vials to yours and are in similar set ups. I got 2 T's, a Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens and a Brachypelma boehmei. The chroma is way faster and moes, but he is .75 " compred to the .5" boehmi
  8. Rue

    Rue Arachnoknight

    Congrats on your shipment! Did you post pics?
  9. RJ2

    RJ2 Arachnosquire

    I like those little rubbermaids!
  10. No. There's not much to see. I did take one of the a Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens , but it's through the plastic containers and not that great. I may throw it up in the gallery just for starters
  11. Rue

    Rue Arachnoknight

    Thanks! They're quite sturdy. I poked 9 little holes in the top lid...hopefully that will do for the short-term.

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    Post them anyway...even if they're not the best, it's nice to see what everyone else is doing.

    I'll leave the superb photography to the superb photographers on this board (they all know who they are...lol).
  12. NikiP

    NikiP Arachnobaron

    Congrats :) Nice package you got, eventually i'll get around to getting a L. violaceopes :D

    Just a tip to help with the speed (because I can't remember what you already have), get the P. irminia & the L. violaceopes containers that are about 2x as tall, at least. Filled them about half way with substrate & poke a fake plant stem/leaf down there (silk flower, aquarium plant, etc.) Both your speedy demons will burrow down & most likely will retreat when disturbed, which should cut down on the mad dashes ;)
  13. Rue

    Rue Arachnoknight

    Thanks! I will do that. Make opening the cage for feedings a little less dramatic! {D
  14. My L. Violaceopes was about that size when I got him back in October now he is around 3.5 inches very fast mine is very blue now but pretty sure its a boy
  15. Mojo Jojo

    Mojo Jojo Arachnoking Old Timer

    Actually, the photos were fine. Are you going to keep a photo diary of their growth? That's probably my favorite part of the hobby.
  16. Hobo

    Hobo ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Staff Member

    Congrats on the new Ts, finally!
  17. astraldisaster

    astraldisaster Arachnobaron

    Aww, they're so tiny! Congrats. :) Definitely post pics as they grow.
  18. Rue

    Rue Arachnoknight

    This is the T I wanted the most. So I hope mine's a girl...but if not, it's okay too. If I find I can't live without a female, I can always try again...:D

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    Thanks and good idea! I should try and take a picture after each moult...I did that with my kids for a while (well, monthly photos during their first year, not after they moulted).

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    Thank you!

    I was so excited to see that that tiny B. albopilosum spent the night digging itself a tiny burrow. The others all look fine too. The P. irminia actually 'ran' at me when I lifted the little Rubbermaid to check it out. Wonder how that bodes for the future? :D

    ...and the G. pulchra doesn't look like it moved at all...

    ---------- Post added at 10:56 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:55 AM ----------

    Thanks! I'll do my best. I'll see if I can borrow/find a slightly better camera.
  19. Satu

    Satu Arachnopeon

    Ooh, tarantulas at last! Congrats, and enjoy your little beasties!
  20. Rue

    Rue Arachnoknight

    Thanks. It was the longest wait to get them! Now I just want to rush home and watch them not move. LOL...

    I wonder how long before the novelty wears off?{D