petra

  1. Petra's Snack (♀ Brachypelma emilia 4.5")

    Petra's Snack (♀ Brachypelma emilia 4.5")

    I gave her a mealworm.
  2. Dance of the Redleg (♀ Brachypelma emilia 4.5")

    Dance of the Redleg (♀ Brachypelma emilia 4.5")

  3. Petra Makes a Big Splash (♀ Brachypelma emilia 4.5")

    Petra Makes a Big Splash (♀ Brachypelma emilia 4.5")

    Petra is normally unflappable, but today she attacked the water dish as I filled it.
  4. Hungry Petra (♀ Brachypelma emilia 4.5")

    Hungry Petra (♀ Brachypelma emilia 4.5")

  5. Thirsty Petra (♀ Brachypelma emilia 4.5")

    Thirsty Petra (♀ Brachypelma emilia 4.5")

    Proof that even the desert dwellers use their water dishes.
  6. Petra (♀ Brachypelma emilia 4.5")

    Petra (♀ Brachypelma emilia 4.5")

    Floof alert!
  7. Pretty Petra (♀ Brachypelma emilia 4.5")

    Pretty Petra (♀ Brachypelma emilia 4.5")

    She is both gorgeous and chill.
  8. Petra and the Tomato (♀ Brachypelma emilia 4.5")

    Petra and the Tomato (♀ Brachypelma emilia 4.5")

    It turns out Petra does not like tomatoes, even though she did eat a carrot two weeks ago. She dropped it after about 15 minutes, and I saw no evidence she had bitten into it. (The coloring is off, because the camera was on the wrong setting.)
  9. Veggie Eater (♀ Brachypelma emilia 4.5")

    Veggie Eater (♀ Brachypelma emilia 4.5")

    I put a baby carrot in Petra's enclosure to lure out the dubia roach that was hiding out of reach. After eating the roach, Petra went for the carrot. To my surprise, she spent over two hours feeding on the carrot, and when she was finished, it was less than half its original size.
  10. Petra (♀ Brachypelma emilia 4.5")

    Petra (♀ Brachypelma emilia 4.5")

    She's looking gorgeous 2 weeks after molting.
  11. Petra (♀ Brachypelma emilia 4.5")

    Petra (♀ Brachypelma emilia 4.5")

    One more week, and she should be ready to resume feeding.
  12. Brachypelma emilia Exuviae [1/3]

    Brachypelma emilia Exuviae [1/3]

    illustration of which piece to use when sexing by molt
  13. 4.5" Female Brachypelma emilia [molt sexing] [1/2]

    4.5" Female Brachypelma emilia [molt sexing] [1/2]

    illustration of where to look when sexing by molt
  14. Brachypelma emilia Exuviae: Sternum [3/3]

    Brachypelma emilia Exuviae: Sternum [3/3]

  15. Brachypelma emilia Exuviae: Carapace [2/3]

    Brachypelma emilia Exuviae: Carapace [2/3]

  16. Freshly Molted Brachypelma emilia (4.5"+)

    Freshly Molted Brachypelma emilia (4.5"+)

  17. 4.5" Female Brachypelma emilia [molt sexing] [2/2]

    4.5" Female Brachypelma emilia [molt sexing] [2/2]

    We have molt confirmation!
  18. Petra (♀ Brachypelma emilia 4.5")

    Petra (♀ Brachypelma emilia 4.5")

  19. Petra (♀ Brachypelma emilia 4.5")

    Petra (♀ Brachypelma emilia 4.5")

    She is a little shy.
  20. Brachypelma emilia (4.5")

    Brachypelma emilia (4.5")

    I brought her ought to take some ventral photos for sexing, so I snapped a few others while she was out.
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