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Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Mirandarachnid, Jan 27, 2018.
This spider is on my urgent wish-list. Those back legs get me.
It's absolutely gorgeous, comes out every night but bolts at the slightest disturbance. I'm rehousing it this weekend into a larger enclosure with a lot more substrate so it can tunnel to it's hearts content and maybe not bury it's water dish constantly, lol. I believe Jamies has juveniles right now as a special bundle.
I know, I keep looking at the listing to torture myself. But I said no more spiders till we get a house. I don't know why I open my mouth sometimes
Lol, I know exactly what you mean. I've been torturing myself with the P. tigrinawesseli for a while now. But, I have to take into consideration the space adult enclosures for my collection will need, plus I know I'm not ready for a pokie. I can look and dream though.
My Lp molted on the 3rd of this month. Yesterday before work, I was doing some maintenance and feeding everyone who wasn't in premolt. My boyfriend asked if Aragog was ready for a treat, but I said I wanted to give it a couple more days since I hadn't had a chance to see if his fangs had hardened yet.
Well, Ol' Aragog thought that was just not cool, and had dug up a rogue waxie by the time I got home.
Wallflower (my mature male Dolichothele diamantinensis) finally accepted food after two months of being a stubborn boy who wouldn't eat. I am particularly relieved, because I think I have a date lined up for him, and I want him to get his strength up before being shipped to do his thing.
When your tarantula hits it's prey so hard that body parts are left lying about
B. vagans 1, cricket 0
My C. Fimbriatus decided that she and her web tunnel were no longer friends. Side note, I took this picture on the way home from a reptile expo and I later rehoused her into a container with more substrate so she'd be able to make a proper burrow.
I had a real crappy day at work yesterday, and came home to new freshly molted slings
I really don't know how to feel about this - whether to smile or cringe or a bit of both. I have a mature male in the house, and I'm not talking about myself. A friend gave me a MM Caribena versicolor because I am planning to breed this lovely species. But because of the temperatures I'm not able to get him a woman so for now he has to use Pornhub like the rest of us. He crawls restlessly (and horny) in rings around the walls of his enclosure. In the month I have had him he has made two sperm webs which made think - what does he do with the excess sperm that he can't... ahem, put to use? Do tarantulas get blue ball- I mean blue palps? Little did I know that I was about to get a definitive answer. After a while I realized that I needed to rehouse him into something smaller since he was literally wasting away from searching for poontang. After giving him a smaller amac box he immediately slouched down on his side in a corner and started preening. Or so I thought. I inspected closer - using a Sherlock-style magnifying glass, and realized that he wasn't cleaning his palps. He was sucking himself off. Literally, I saw him stuff his emboli in his mouth and have at it. Like I said initially, I didn't know whether to cringe or smile. Now that I think about the whole thing I'm going with cringe. "Observe this magnificent creature", they said. "See behaviour not known to science", they said. And I'm watching a spider giving himself a blowjob.
This is the pervert:
Gosh I just fed my T. Stirmi and I dropped the dubia in and she ran to grab it and then a second later she literally RAN back into her hide and it was the CUTEST thing I have ever seen, the way her legs just scurried away, I loved it
This eager bachelor is now in the hands of someone with a mature female, so no more courting the washing machine.
That picture made me laugh out loud for sure - My C. dyscolus molted today - small things like these always make me smile - like a doting father.
I fed Skyler (my mature female Avicularia avicularia) earlier this evening. After she finished her mealworm, she climbed to the top of the enclosure and was just hanging out on the glass wall. Only her grip wasn't very good, and she would gradually slide down (almost too slowly to see).
Then, after sliding a couple of inches, she would climb back up to repeat the cycle. She did this about five or six times before she finally moved off of the slick glass and onto something she could grip better.
I'm not sure why she was sliding. She molted in January, so her tarsal pads should be in good condition. (Sometimes Avics lose their grip when they are in pre-molt.) Maybe she had silk or substrate stuck to her feet, and that was reducing friction.
Had a huge smile on my face last night - 0.0.3 H. laticeps were all at different stages of molting etc. One was in the midst of devouring its first meal since molting, another had just finished molting and finally the last one was spinning its bed of web for the ensuing molt. It's definitely that time again, 5-6 molts in a week or so....
That's so cute!
My B. albo juvie is a very timid and quickly spooked T as well. This morning he was standing up at the side of his enclosure and because I couldn't get a decent picture since I got him in November I tried to sneak up on him. I opened the lid very slowly and quietly, but of course he did get spooked anyway. So, he tried to hide... dipsy-doodling across his enclosure (despite his burrow being right in front of him), until he found a hide... or so he thought...
All I see is a photo of dirt and a leaf!
Haha, my B. auratum does that all the time. But he's a fat terrestrial so he has an excuse
You didn't see nuffin
How can this be clearly spiders can only drink from sponges and water crystals this one must be a mutant