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Tia B's Tarantula Diary

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Tia B, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. Tia B

    Tia B Arachnopigeon Arachnosupporter

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    Decided to take a page from @BoyFromLA and start my own tarantula diary. I plan to detail some of the little things happening with my collection I find interesting enough to share but not interesting enough to start a thread about.

    Each entry will be made at the beginning of the day and edited to add more details until the next day.
     
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  2. Tia B

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    I made two new juvie enclosures out of some tupperware.

    Walked past my tarantulas and glanced at my AF P. irminia and she threw a threat posture just for looking at her. I smiled.

    L. parahybana juvie seems to have finished its molt and is now resting. I plan to move it to one of the new enclosures when it hardens.

    I can't get over the colors of the D. pentaloris after a molt. It has translucent blue legs and a bright red rump. It's unreal-looking.

    My A. gen juvie is still working on the superworm from last night. Looks almost finished now. This is the first meal he's taken since his last molt as well as the first time I fed him a superworm. Before this I felt they were too big. He did not think so, and took it down before it hit the ground.

    Juvie GBB has still not molted. Going on about 3 weeks now.

    Got my new Ami sp. "Colombia" sling to eat for the first time in my care. Fed my new N. tripepii for the second time. That spider's a good little eater!

    Moved my AF P. scrofa's enclosure to a more visible area.

    Fed my P. irminia a superworm before going to bed. She accepted it happily. I think she's settled into her new enclosure. She's put up some webbing. I enjoy her more than I expected to.
     
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    What an honor! I’ll look forward to it!
     
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  4. Tia B

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    2/9/18
    Rehoused L. parahybana into one of the refurbished tupperware containers.
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    Was previously housed in a Jamie's Tarantula Terrestrial Sling container.

    MM N. incei has made more webs, but haven't seen any more that blatantly look like a sperm web. I trust he will gain confidence in time and do his duty.
     
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  5. Tia B

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    The year should be 2018, not 2017
     
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  6. Tia B

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    2/10/18
    Went through and made sure everybody had water and/or moistened substrate.

    Fed some of my collection.
    Ones that ate:

    P. scrofa 1.5" juvie (suspect female)
    -ate three small crickets, impressively holding all of them in her mouth at once

    A. geniculata 2.5" juvie male
    -ate one superworm

    N. incei 1" juvie
    -ate one small cricket

    C. marshalli .75" sling
    -ate one small cricket

    C. darlingi .75" sling
    -ate one small cricket

    T. violaceous .5" sling
    -ate one small cricket

    N. tripepii 1.25" sling
    -ate one small cricket

    G. pulchripes 1" sling
    -ate one small cricket

    N. coloratovillosus 1" sling
    -ate one small cricket

    L. parahybana 1.75" juvie
    -ate one small cricket

    Ami sp. "Colombia"
    -ate one small cricket

    C. aueri 25" (or less) sling
    -ate two fruit flies

    And last but not least....

    N. incei "gold" MM
    -ate one AF B. lateralis


    N. Chromatus 2.5" juvie molted. Looks like it put on a decent amount of size too. Gender still unknown as it ripped up its molt.

    H. Villosella 1" juvie molted. Could not remove molt to check gender.
     
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    Fed my Hadrurus arizonensis male for the first time since November.

    Bred N. incei male to my female. Fingers crossed it was a success!
     
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    Fed my wolf spider a roach. She was on it immediately.

    Looked in on my 1/2" (maybe even smaller) T. violaceous. She is a complete balloon right now. A balloon with legs.

    Mated my N. incei pair once more. I wanted to be positive that the male got a good insertion. He most certainly did, and got away unharmed.
     
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  9. Tia B

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    While doing my daily spider inspection, I saw this:
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    My juvenile B. vagans finally molting after about a month of premolt.

    Also found my C. fimbriatus had molted at some point in the last week. She tossed out her molt from her burrow today.

    Rehoused my H. villosella juvenile from a 30 dram vial to a Jamie's Tarantulas sling enclosure. I was waiting to rehouse until she molted, and she did about a week ago.

    Took some pics of her, she's difficult to photograph.
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    Also got this great picture of my juvenile P. scrofa:
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    And Noodle:
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  10. spidertherapy78

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    Love the pics and seeing this on here, @Tia B !
     
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  11. Mjb30

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    Were You able to watch your B.vagans go through its moult? Did everything turn out ok?

    Love the diary feature, I shall tune in to future episodes! :happy:
     
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    Yeah, he finished molting and it was a perfect molt! OI000031.jpg
     
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  13. Mjb30

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    That immediate jump in size is always amazing to see!
     
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  14. Tia B

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    Didn't do much with the spiders.

    2/15/18
    Discovered my P. muticus molted for the second time in my care. I've been waiting on its molt for about 3 months.

    Went through and made sure all my collection had water.

    Fed C. marshalli, C. darlingi, D. pentaloris, P. scrofa, L. parahybana, C. fimbriatus, N. chromatus, H. villosella, G. pulchra and A. geniculata. Out of B. lateralis so I bought some crickets to tide my collection over.
     
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    Also got some better pictures of my H. villosella.
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    And look who's hardening up nicely:
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  16. Tia B

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    Didn't do much with spiders.
    My P. fasciatus has been hanging out outside of its dirt web almost all the time lately. Little guy looks like a oversized tick. Somebody's due for a molt.

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    2/17/18
    Fed my L. parahybana a dubia roach escapee
    My C. fimbriatus juvie seems to be getting its adult colors. It was hanging out in its webbing and I got a good look.

    My GBB juvie is molting! Made an impressive webbing shield/cushion, so no pictures but can't wait to see the new and improved spider. Hopefully this time I can sex it and maybe it will get a little more adult colors.
     
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    GBB has definitely gained some more adult coloring. Still has a striped rump, but is now fully orange and blue.

    Found a surprise molt from my T. gigas sling.

    Took some good pictures of my wolf spider (sp. Tucson) and my G. pulchra.

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    Planning to feed some of the slings before the day's out, so I plan to update later.
     
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  18. Tia B

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    Fed some spiders yesterday, forgot to update.

    N. chromatus juvie
    -fed one superworm

    C. darlingi sling
    -fed one small cricket, love feeding this little guy because he just comes up from the depths and drags the cricket down into darkness like a little cave monster.

    C. marshalli sling
    -fed one small cricket

    G. pulchripes sling
    -fed one small cricket

    D. pentaloris juvie
    -fed one small cricket

    B. albopilosum "hobby" sling
    -fed one small cricket

    0.1 A. Avicularia AF
    -fed one superworm
     
  19. Tia B

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    Yesterday was my birthday. Happy Birthday to me! Didn't do much with the spiders.
    Discovered that my T. violaceous sling had molted this morning and my P. cambrigei sling chucked its old exo out of its burrow. My T. gigas molted a few days ago, so apparently it's the week of arboreal molts.
     
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  20. ShyDragoness

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    Happy Birthday!! I hope you had a good one!
     
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