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  1. Venom1080

    Should you feed slings on a regular basis despite the size of the abdomen?

    I always feed based on abdomen size. Unless its a species i see once a month or two. slings of those species require a schedule. i make sure to feed them once or twice a week until they stop eating.
  2. Venom1080

    Is it ok to not want OWs ever?

    Ironically, my 20+ Poecilotheria or however many i have are some of my calmest spiders. Careful what you accept as fact in this hobby ;)
  3. Venom1080

    Is it ok to not want OWs ever?

    No one cares what you keep honestly. OWs are overhyped. They arent demons. Many of my nws are worse and give me more trouble than any ows.
  4. Venom1080

    Relatively New to the hobby, interested in good arboreal Species for beginners

    For sure. I wonder how the next revision will change things.
  5. Venom1080

    Relatively New to the hobby, interested in good arboreal Species for beginners

    By kwitara i assume you mean Avicularia avicularia M6 (metallica) of the kwitara locality.. Its not a recognized separate species. Any sort of larger specimen from the genus would be a fine fit. Slings are killed all the time. If you go that route, read some of the care guides on here.
  6. Venom1080

    Need help

    She molted. Maybe ripped the molt apart and you cant recognize it. They do not molt parts of themselves.
  7. Venom1080

    Help: Brazilian Whiteknee Refusing to Eat

    You can post some pictures if you like, but it sounds fine.
  8. Venom1080

    Wondering if my slings will escape through ventilation holes?

    If the holes are smaller than the carapace of the sling, youre good. If not, id change cages.
  9. Venom1080

    Mould after moult

    Get some ventilation in there and stop keeping it so moist. Pamphobeteus dont need that much. Mold in general isnt a big deal.
  10. Venom1080

    Genus Name Abbreviations

    This is a forum. Not a scientific journal or paper. We're not scientists and taxonomists here. Nor do we pretend to be. We're hobbyists from all walks of life and thus (not to be rude) no one can really sympathize with your pet peeve here.
  11. Venom1080

    Do T’s only do this when stressed?

    When you make it crawl over your hands and face its probably going to be stressed. You should stop bothering it like that. The handling is probably whats keeping it from being more relaxed in its enclosure.
  12. Venom1080

    Juvenile b. Albo not good at hunting?

    Hmm, thats weird.. Perhaps just rip off the crickets back legs to slow them down. I dont think its anything to worry about. Size of tarantulas is most commonly measured from tip of leg i to tip of leg iv btw. Referred to as DLS. (Diagonal legspan)
  13. Venom1080

    your jump to OW?

    Not really. Tarantulas universally are quite simple to maintain. Most species could survive in a plastic box with a few holes in the top and a water dish. Husbandry does not equate to a species being advanced or not. As its negligible in its differences. Venom is a multiplying factor. Speed...
  14. Venom1080

    Genus Name Abbreviations

    If you actually care what im saying, and are confused by it, just ask. Its not hard.
  15. Venom1080

    Genus Name Abbreviations

    Im never going to type out the full genus name if the person can just google it. Those things are long, and autocorrect is annoying. Sorry not sorry.
  16. Venom1080

    Feed guide line

    Tarantulas are opportunistic feeders. They dont exactly get "hungry". They eat till you stop giving food. Its up to you, the keeper, to manage the feeding. And its best ime to keep the abdomen size in the parameters i mention.
  17. Venom1080

    Water Question For Adult A. Chalcodes

    I use 8 oz deli cups. Not tons of surface area on top, and theyre quite deep. Theyre perfect for virtually all adult spiders. The absolute largest i use 16oz deli cups. All water dishes that are wider than they are deep i hate using.
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    Feed guide line

    Feeding schedules are slowly becoming a pet peeve of mine. There are select situations they can work, but for the average keeper like myself they are nothing but a waste of time. Feed based on the abdomen size and size of the specimen. Young spiders should be fed much more heavily than adults...
  19. Venom1080

    Moisture discussion....

    Certainly a more maintenance heavy way to do things.. I cant see moisture reliant species being very comfortable in such an environment. Having to hover near the water dish constantly. Probably one of those things you can do, but shouldnt bother.
  20. Venom1080

    P.Murinus build up

    If you know general tarantula husbandry and use reasonably safe maintenance and rehousing techniques, just go for it. Grab a few slings and enjoy. They arent that bad. Their reputation is just stupid.
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