- Aug 29, 2016
I've had experience with fast arboreal and ground spiders so anything not overly aggressive or dangerous?
I'm reminded of the adage about owning a boat: the only times you see it are when you buy it and when you sell it.Yeah, I gotta agree on this one. I had one of these and the only times I ever saw it was when I did an occasional life-check or the time I evicted it from its hole to show my students. . . . As pet spiders go, this one was a huge disappointment.
As I always say, why not both?I know this was started a while ago having recently bought one I'd highly recommend an Idiothele mira instead of a true trapdoor.
They make a trapdoor and unlike a true they come out. Mine girl is often out at night. Obviously it's a T but I will post a recent feeding video of mine.
Takes longer then 10minutes sometimes. I waiting 20-30 minutes for my I.mira to eatI had a tank of pet dirt once. In a year I think I only saw it take a cricket two or three times. The little bugger seemed to know when I was watching. I would drop a cricket in and stand back several feet and just wait for 10 minutes and nothing would happen. I'd go answer the phone or do something else and come back 3 minutes later and the cricket was gone. This happened so many time I finally got tired of it and got rid of it. Usually I'm fine with not seeing my animals but this was ridiculous. To not even be able to watch him spring out and grab his food (which is why most people get trapdoors right) would have been sufficient but mine was even too smart to let me see him do that. I guess I should move this into the thread about clever tarantulas. When I finally sold him I pulled out tube of silk over a foot long that he lined his burrow with. It looked like a long skinny tube sock.