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Today in the Spider Room?

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

  1. asunshinefix

    asunshinefix Arachnopeon

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    I did a bunch of rehouses today. Last time I rehoused my G. actaeon she was a holy terror, so today I was prepared to deal with a very defensive T - and of course she just walked calmly into her new enclosure with no drama whatsoever. Same with the super skittish B. albo sling that I was sure would bolt.

    I also scared myself half to death thinking I might have squished my G. pulchra's abdomen. It's been about 12 hours now and she's looking good, so I'm pretty sure I'm just being paranoid... I'll feel better in a few days though.
     
  2. Marika

    Marika Arachnobaron Active Member

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    G. rosea sling molted, yay!
     
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  3. Thekla

    Thekla Arachnoangel Active Member

    I love that Mrs Blue Berry chose the front door as her favourite spot to hang out/harden up after her recent moult! :woot:

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    And I admit I'm gonna miss her blue dress, but gosh... those adult colours shining through are just stunning. :kiss:

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  4. We've been calling our baby Caribena versicolor "The Blueberry" as well. Lol. Never got around to officially naming it but maybe once it grows into its adult coloration we'll be able to think of something more unique.
     
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  5. I had to rehouse my Neoholothele incei 'gold' not once but TWICE! Rehoused it into a bigger enclosure on Saturday, then found mold on the spider wood almost immediately so we had to remedy that yesterday.

    I did such a good job setting up the new enclosure that I actually couldn't find the little guy. This thing is fast and it's boltier than my Poecilotherias. It was a nerve wracking few minutes picking the enclosure apart carefully and expecting a golden blur to come flying out at any second. In the end, the little psycho actually stayed surprisingly calm for the entire time. It was so chill I was almost disappointed but I know better than to complain about a boring rehouse.
     
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  6. Thekla

    Thekla Arachnoangel Active Member

    Just rehoused my Y. diversipes sling. It got too big for its baby enclosure after its recent moult. ;)
    But oh my, what a stubborn and feisty little dude! :hilarious: At least it didn't bolt on me.

    New home:
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    Rocking its new suit:
     
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  7. Rigor Mortis

    Rigor Mortis Arachnosquire Active Member

    Noticed that my B. hamorii's abdomen is darkening quite a bit. I know brachys are usually in premolt forever and a day but it's pretty exciting nonetheless!
     
  8. Serpyderpy

    Serpyderpy Arachnosquire Active Member

    I got a call around 4am from an unknown number from Poland. My phone is old and broken and has a nasty habit of making me sound like static to anyone who rings me, so the poor dude tried ringing two more times. I was confused but put two and two together and figured out it was the bus delivery from spidersworld.eu, the one I reordered after the Royal Fail screwed over the last and had multiple DOA's, and I managed to get them inside without waking everyone up. I was tired and confused and nearly forgot to thank the guy, I hope I didn't sound too ungrateful honestly, can't imagine it was much fun driving around England early in the morning. Wherever you are, delivery dude, I salute you.

    From 4am to 8am I'm rehousing these spiders as quietly as I possibly can, poking holes in crinkling plastic and trying to break corkbark pieces without making too much noise. You never know how loud things are until you're trying to decorate an enclosure when you're bang opposite the room of your folks. Found two old pill vials and managed to house the tiny Heterothele villosela and Pterinopelma sazimai slings in them with little to no issues. Psalmopoeus cambridgei and Psalmopoeus irminia went without issues too, although the irminia refused to leave their tube and I had no way to grab the tissue with the tongs I had avaliable so the tube is just sitting in the enclosure. Psalmopoeus reduncus and Psalmopoeus pulcher were even calmer than the last two, no issues with them at all, although the pulcher is in a somewhat smaller cup compared to her size so I think I shall rehouse after the next molt.

    I had no issues with the flighty arboreals, but the terrestrials seemed more skittish today. Bumba cabocla was relatively chill until I nudged them and they skittered into the cup, but the worst had to be the Euthycaelus colonicus. Those things can move, let me tell you. Luckily I managed to cup the thing as it barelled across the room. Will be keeping an eye on that one, I think.

    Now I gotta sleep. :dead:
     
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  9. Marika

    Marika Arachnobaron Active Member

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    I'm worried... I ordered a tarantula (from Poland) and the package was shipped on Wednesday, which surprised me because there was no way it could have arrived here before the weekend. The package spent the first two days in Poland and was sent from there on Friday morning. Tracking hasn't been updated since, so I have no idea where the package is, but apparently it still hasn't arrived in Finland. Poor little T, I hope she's ok...
     
  10. Marika

    Marika Arachnobaron Active Member

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    She's finally here and she's fine :happy: Juvenile female G. actaeon.

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  11. docwade87

    docwade87 Arachnosquire Active Member

    All of my Ts have eaten this week. It’s fun when they all decide they are hungry.
     
  12. Thekla

    Thekla Arachnoangel Active Member

    I believe there's something seriously wrong with your T. It's pooping mealworms! :eek::p You can send it to me, I'd make the sacrifice and care for it... :smuggrin:
     
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  13. Marika

    Marika Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Thanks, that's very thoughtful of you, but I have to decline. If she keeps pooping mealworms, that means I don't have to breed them anymore, I can just use her poop as feeders, right? And who knows, maybe she'll start pooping superworms or even dubias when she gets bigger.
     
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  14. Myers

    Myers Arachnopeon

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    It's been pretty quiet this week almost everyone has sealed their hides apart from the L. Parahybana and the C. VonwIrthi who seems to have been doing some tunnel remodeling.
     
  15. Willa

    Willa Arachnopeon

    My juvie b. albopilosum hasn't gone into its hide at all this week and wants to just chill out in the open 24/7 (ofc, close to the hide so it can freak out and run in whenever I open the lid). It's nice to actually see my lil guy out and about!
     
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  16. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Malleus Aranearum Staff Member

    My juvenile female Psalmopoeus irminia molted three days ago and is now too big for her deli cup, so I rehoused her today into a larger enclosure.

    She was not cooperative, but at least she was not bolty. (She prefers the "stand your ground" approach.)
     
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  17. lostbrane

    lostbrane Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

    Found my C. fimbriatus and P. miranda slings dead. I haven't been home most of the week and their enclosures were all dry so there's a solid chance that they didn't have the moisture they needed/would have gotten if I was home. :(. So lesson for me is that when I have tiny slings, I shouldn't leave the house for extended periods of time.

    On the plus side, my P. subfusca LL molted and is now showing typical subfusca coloration so that's cool.
     
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  18. I just got a tiny Psalmopoeus irminia sling and I can't wait until it gets to be this big! I think "not cooperative" would be the perfect way to describe that little imp. It was so bolty and did not want to stay in the new enclosure -- after that ordeal I went and thanked my Poecilotherias for being so calm. I've got a Tapinauchenius violaceus sling coming later this month... why do I do this to myself?
     
  19. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Malleus Aranearum Staff Member

    During a rehouse, I would take threat poses and striking over bolting any day of the week.
     
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  20. velvetunderground

    velvetunderground Lobopro Arachnosupporter

    My new G. rosea has eaten for the first time since I got her a week ago :D
     
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