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  1. purplephilia

    The first time...

    1. Probably Grammostola pulchra. I randomly saw one on Instagram one day and it made me fall in love with Ts. 2. [Editing this part because I remembered something] I saw some Ts at a reptile expo, don’t remember which species but one was on its back and I was sad because I thought it was dead...
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    $1000 US.

    I know no one knows me from Eve here, but I really like Palp Friction. I’m relatively new and don’t have a whole lot of Ts but I’ve ordered from them 3-4 times and they’ve always remembered me and were thoughtful and generous with freebies. When I requested no more freebies due to limited...
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    $1000 US.

    Where did you hear that all their T seladonia had been confiscated? They posted a mature male on their Instagram a month ago with the caption “waiting for his lady” and replied to someone in the comments that hopefully they will be able to sell T seladonia in the near future. There were some...
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    Dumbest Advice From People Who Don't Own Ts?

    I'm bordering on being phobic of roaches (including dubia). They freak me out a whole lot. So it's pretty awesome when I'm scrolling through Instagram and see people posting their awesome dubia colonies :D. But I don't say anything at all, I just keep scrolling. It's possible to be afraid of...
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    Do all Slings Burrow?

    Pretty much every single one of my slings (18 so far) burrowed until they got about 1-1.25" and now most of them stay out in the open. Ones that still burrow: A. seemanni E. campestratus G. pulchripes H. chilensis (def hasn't reached 1" inch yet though :joyful:) One of my G. pulchras and my B...
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    Forming groups per state para pokies

    This is their response to that: (Editing to add source: https://www.fws.gov/policy/library/2018/2018-16359.pdf)
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    Forming groups per state para pokies

    They were just replying to public comments that said the ruling was a disincentive to captive breeding. The reply goes on to say that permits could potentially be issued "to enhance the propagation or survival of the species", which sounds hopeful because we see breeding as a way to keep species...
  8. purplephilia

    Forming groups per state para pokies

    I agree with you 100%. We're all aware of it, but the government just isn't looking at it from the hobbyist's stand point. It's kind of like saying, they didn't make the ruling in order to specifically hamper breeding--it's just an unfortunate side effect that breeding will indeed be hampered.
  9. purplephilia

    Forming groups per state para pokies

    They're not hampering breeding--you can breed all you want, you just can't sell to other states. That's how they see it. And they say many times in their ruling that hobbyist breeding is not considered to be helping conservation, which makes it seem to me that it's unlikely they will be issuing...
  10. purplephilia

    will you introduce your children and/or nieces and nephews to the invertebrate keeping hobby

    I'm wondering if we are thinking of "introducing" in different ways. To me, a friend telling me, "You should watch such-and-such TV show, it's really funny," is introducing me to that TV show. I may or may not like the show, but they've introduced me to it and won't be upset if I don't like it...
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    will you introduce your children and/or nieces and nephews to the invertebrate keeping hobby

    Have you never been introduced to a book/movie/TV show/music/hobby by someone else and ended up really loving it?
  12. purplephilia

    Who molted today?

    I woke up to molts from .75" G pulchripes and .5" E campestratus.
  13. purplephilia

    will you introduce your children and/or nieces and nephews to the invertebrate keeping hobby

    I like to introduce things to people if I think they'll like it, and what if someone never knew that they would like tarantulas? I think imposing and introducing are different things. My nephews don't live in the same state as me but if they did I would say something like, "Hey want to see...
  14. purplephilia

    How to keep B. Lateralis in small numbers

    I get them from Jamie's Tarantulas.
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