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Today in the Spider Room?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Dovey, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. Vanisher

    Vanisher Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Feeding some tarantulas including P murinus bft Tete and a juvenile Phormictopus auratus!
  2. draconisj4

    draconisj4 Arachnobaron Active Member

    I was going to feed my little P. rufilata this morning, it started spazzing as soon as I picked up the enclosure and of course it stopped on the lid o_O Now we play the waiting game until it decides to get down.
    p. rufilata feb 2019.jpg
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  3. MintyWood826

    MintyWood826 Arachnobaron Active Member

    Someone lost one of my slings. :(
    In looking for it, I found two true spiders that live free-range.
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  4. Rigor Mortis

    Rigor Mortis Arachnoknight

    My A. chalcodes was not having it today, tried to take a picture of her and I think my looming shadow spooked her since she pulled her knees up and she has remained that way all day. Drama queen. I decided to take a video of my G. rosea instead since she was actually moving and by sheer coincidence it looks like she's waving at the camera since she only moved one leg in the video.
  5. Marika

    Marika Arachnobaron Active Member

    G. pulchra and H. chilensis are still hiding and A. bicoloratum, A. eutylenum and G. rosea are doing nothing. I need more spiders.
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  6. Thekla

    Thekla Arachnoangel Active Member

    My B. albopilosum (Nicaragua) moulted today and it's a girl! :woot::kiss:


    Then I rehoused my new Y. diversipes sling into Mrs Blue Berry's old sling enclosure...

    20190208_new home.jpg 20190208_Y diversipes.jpg

    ... but don't worry, Mrs Blue Berry is perfectly fine with it. She's quite comfy in her current and bigger flat. :smug:

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  7. Rigor Mortis

    Rigor Mortis Arachnoknight

    Decided to top off my A. chalcodes' water dish today, except through the lid because I didn't wanna spook her. She thought the water stream was food and attacked it.
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  8. Thekla

    Thekla Arachnoangel Active Member

    When I came home from work today and looked into my T. cyaneolum enclosure, I couldn't see my little Madame de Pompadour. That was weird because she never uses her hide and her enclosure isn't exactly a castle, where you can get lost. Also, why the heck was that dried up patch of moss moving? :wideyed: Right... because she was sitting under it and was dragging the whole thing to another spot. :hilarious:

    20190212_refurbishing1.jpg 20190212_refurbishing2.jpg

    Well, little lady, when you didn't like that spot, why did you move it there in first place?
    When I rehoused her into her current enclosure 4 months ago, she had nothing better to do than to drag the patch of moss to the other side of the container.

    This was the original set up: 20181019_new home_small.jpg Twelve days later it looked like this: 20181031_new home_12 days later_small.jpg

    So, apparently, it's refurbishing time. :rolleyes: Again. :hilarious:

    Oh, and my little Y. diversipes sling started to nicely web up its enclosure: :smug:

    20190212_first webbing.jpg
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  9. draconisj4

    draconisj4 Arachnobaron Active Member

    I rehoused my Sericopelma sp Azuero Panama who I thought was going to give me a rough time because yesterday she gave me a serious threat pose and struck at me when I startled her during feeding time. Evidently that was all the bravery she had because she just sat with her legs over her face when I nudged her into the catch cup. She seems to be enjoying her new home, she checked out everything and has already filled her water dish with some moss.

    I also rehoused my E. murinus who also was no problem, I just lifted it out in its web tube. It doesn't look very happy with its new home yet though.
  10. Greasylake

    Greasylake Arachnoprince

    E. murinus in a tube? o_O
  11. draconisj4

    draconisj4 Arachnobaron Active Member

    It was actually part of the burrow , it built a tower to the top of the enclosure and then dug all the way to the bottom. It just happened to be closer to the middle of the burrow and froze when I started removing the webbing so it came up wrapped in the silk like a tube.
  12. Flashback

    Flashback Arachnopeon

    I woke up tis morning & when I looked in the enclosure, the was substrate all over the place!! The water dish had been filled and there were piles everywhere.

    I've had my A. chalcodes since the first part of Nov. & I've never seen anything like this, lol. I've read that they like to dig, but for months, he's never really done anything like this before. Could this mean a molt could be coming soon?

    I changed the water & I left the substrate alone. Also (pretty sure I know the answer), but keepers shouldn't "change or fix" dug up substrate, correct? It should be left however the T left it right?
  13. RonC

    RonC Arachnopeon

    My B.hamorii decided to come out to play. Been in its burrow since mid December. A little fatter today than yesterday before it ate. Molted while in there too. Last few days all of my slings have opened their burrows. IMG_0725.JPG
  14. antinous

    antinous Pamphopharaoh Arachnosupporter

    When’s a good time to send a follow up email to a seller regarding DOAs. I sent one yesterday when I unpacked them and found them. And then they replied and then asked for clarification and then since then they haven’t replied. I clarified and then sent up a follow up email last night after 3-4 hours to see if I should still hang on to the deceased spiders. It’s now noon and still no reply. Am I pestering them too much? Should I wait until they reply now?

    I plan on emailing at like 3 PM if they haven’t replied. Don’t want to pester them but would like to know what’s the next course of action.
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  15. Clareesi

    Clareesi Arachnopeon Arachnosupporter

    Literally my aphonopelma Seemanni came out of her hole. Pretty sure we made eye contact, I blinked, and then she was back in the hole haha.
  16. Rigor Mortis

    Rigor Mortis Arachnoknight

    My A. chalcodes was happily on the move after she had a meal yesterday and I watched her dunk her whole body into the water dish.
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  17. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor

    I realized my Iridopelma hirsutum would happily rip my finger off and eat it. These things are P cambrigeis in the body of an Avicularia.
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  18. lostbrane

    lostbrane Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

    Just checked on my A. avicularia, and I saw it was on the bottom of the terrarium. I found this odd, looked a little higher and found the molt hanging up top. I am fairly positive it fell. No signs of bleeding but who knows what internal damage there might be. Hope he pulls through. The kicker is that it's a male and has hooked out so...what a potential unfortunate quick end. Of all the days I didn't look into the enclosures to check in on all of them once I got home. Well, it happens unfortunately I suppose...still don't feel good about it though. :(:(:(

    Update: It has since moved, so I am a little more hopeful about the chances of survival but shall continue to keep an eye on it.
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2019
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  19. Andrew Clayton

    Andrew Clayton Arachnobaron Active Member

    Some fresh moult coming my LP G. Pulchripes and P. Everetti have all sealed themselves off overnight
  20. MintyWood826

    MintyWood826 Arachnobaron Active Member

    I rehoused my N. chromatus sling and was SO close to catching it drinking. 20190217_085607~2.jpg
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