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whooo hooo!Just Bought 4 Indian Violets!

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Weapon-X, May 3, 2003.

  1. Weapon-X

    Weapon-X Arachnodemon

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    yes you heard it 4 1.5" indian violets(chilobrachys fimbriatus), i sent the money out today, this is gonna be nice i'm gonna make them the centerpeice in my collectiion, i absolutly love the looks of these t's! does anyone know of a caresheet for this species? or could you offer advice on how to keep them best, thanks--Jeff
    ps. another cool thing is that they are from 2 seperate bloodlines!
     
    Last edited: May 3, 2003
  2. Weapon-X

    Weapon-X Arachnodemon

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    well i did a search and i came up with six pages of stuff mostly(lots of pics) everything is in german or another language?:? could any of you guy who owned/own some indian violets please fill me in on how you keep yours and what kind of experiences you have with yours, thanks very much i 'd really appreciate it--Jeff
     
  3. conipto

    conipto ArachnoPrincess Old Timer

    How NOT to keep one..

    Next to a window, with a roomate watching it while you're out of town.

    That said, before I left my 2 inch alone for a few weeks, I did well with 4 inches of peat, a kritter keeper, and 72 degrees, with misting every other day.

    It was a demon when it came to eating.

    but, like I said.. mine died when I went out of town, and the heat went out.

    Bill
     
  4. Weapon-X

    Weapon-X Arachnodemon

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    thanks bill!, man i bet you were PO'd! ahh good eaters too huh great!, wonder if they have a fast growth rate? cool i'll setup some wide delicups for them with some semi deep subsrtarte for them, althoug i may just keep them in vial until they do get to 2" then switch em over to the cups, i was looking around all over the net and i found 1 caresheet on minax and it was'nt very clear wish i could read german:) thanks again--Jeff
     
  5. conipto

    conipto ArachnoPrincess Old Timer

    From just over an inch, to two inches and much more bulky in one molt.. mine was a really good grower when I HAD her..

    Bill
     
  6. Buspirone

    Buspirone Arachnoprince Old Timer

    I use google to do searches and many of the foreign language sites that come up have a "translate" option. The translation isn't the best but if you read it a couple times you get the meaning.
     
  7. Weapon-X

    Weapon-X Arachnodemon

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    hey good idea, lol !i can't belave i did'nt think of google,lol, thanks--Jeff
     
  8. Craig

    Craig Arachnoknight Old Timer

    i have kept these guys as well as C.huahini i kept both of them similar. i kept very accurate records on their metabolism etc.. i'll post them later. i'm 1/2 awake right now.
     
  9. Weapon-X

    Weapon-X Arachnodemon

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    great! can't wait to check em out, how did you keep yours if you don't mind me asking?, thanks--Jeff
     
  10. Haploman

    Haploman ArachnoEarthTiger Old Timer

    woo hoo

    I have 2 gravid females:
    one now has sealed her burrow and making her eggsac and the other Im awaiting her to do te same
     
  11. Haploman

    Haploman ArachnoEarthTiger Old Timer

    sorry for extra post

    i mispelled in the previous post "im way tired give me a break" btw jeff remember to keep you indian violets dry all it needs is a water dish "no misting "
     
  12. Weapon-X

    Weapon-X Arachnodemon

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    wow keep them dry? just a water dish, well thats simple ok cool. Awesome you have a gravid female! now that must be nice:) do you overfill the dish at all? wow i thought they were a tropical species, shows how much i know--Jeff
     
  13. Lopez

    Lopez Arachnoking Old Timer

  14. krystal

    krystal Arachnodite Old Timer

    weapon-x--

    you can't start a thread like this and NOT post pictures. what's wrong with you?!? ; )
     
  15. JacenBeers

    JacenBeers Arachnoprince Old Timer

    This is the number one tarantula on my wishlist right now. They are abosolutely gorgeous.
     
  16. Weapon-X

    Weapon-X Arachnodemon

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    well there not here yet, but i promise when thy do arrive i'll post a bunch of pics:)
     
  17. Mojo Jojo

    Mojo Jojo Arachnoking Old Timer

    I think that they are pretty much like Haplopelmas. That is why I won't get one. They used to be my number 1 rated spider based on appearance. But I just don't have any patience for a spider that that spends all its time underground.

    Jon
     
  18. Lopez

    Lopez Arachnoking Old Timer

    I thought that would be the case, but mine snubs the dirt and prefers to make his own web, rather like you'd expect from an Usambara :) I actually get to see it pretty often
     
  19. Craig

    Craig Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Sorry i didn't get back to you on this for a while. i hope your spiders are doing good. one thing i have been interested in is t metabolism. from the cards i filled out and tracking the times the trantula has molted, i can get a good idea of how to alter variables to get them to grow how you want them. this in the process also keeps them very healthy.

    the variables include the obvious like temp, humidity, and food intake.

    here is the molting schedule that my t followed.
    the spider was aquired as a spiderling on feb 04/01
    feeding the spider crickets every other day it followed this molt pattern.
    02/14
    03/15
    04/20
    05/22
    06/28--at this time i made a positive sex id. (femle)

    the growth then slowed to
    08/17
    10/08--??
    12/16

    after this i sold the spider. i hope this info was interesting to read. does anyone else have records on this species? and if so how do they compare to mine?
     
  20. Spike

    Spike Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Are these pretty expensive spiders?