Aphonopelma chalcodes

LaRiz

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One of my favorites. This one has been in my care for 7 years. Got it as a speck. Now, it's about 3". Not even sexed yet :?
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DiStUrBeD-OnE

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Yeah... id hate to get any Aphonopelma at sling size.. They take like 1 year to molt once :p
Very nice Chalcodes

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aww, the a. chalcodes was my very first tarantula...her name was "vlad" and she was a sweetheart...

your photo brings all of the good memories rushing back...giving her a 10-gallon tank without a lid; keeping her on colored gravel; moving from iowa to maryland with her keeping me company in my car; her first moult two years after i first got her; trying to feed her a chameleon; giving her a "hide" that was merely a styrofoam cup; and finally, being the envy of all of my friends because i had such neat pets (at one point in time, i had my tarantula, my scorp, and my ferret all living in one room).

oh, how i wish i could have her back so i could correct all of the wrongs...

but, then again, at the time i didn't have access to the internet AND the only book i had was "tarantulas" by john g. browning, whose review you can read here.
 
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Originally posted by DiStUrBeD-OnE
Yeah... id hate to get any Aphonopelma at sling size.. They take like 1 year to molt once
Ian
I know that feeling only too well... But, they molted earlier this year and are now a bit larger than the speck they were for most of last year. They are incredibly slow growing..... And, I used to think Grammostola's were very slow growers
 

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beautiful spider. Mine is about 4" or so, she is a 'she' and just molted for this year :)
I got her 1 1/2 years ago from Spiderpatch, she was a CB 2 incher.
She is my most sociable spider, and I've never seen her in a bad mood.
She has lots of 'tarantuality'....
 

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Now that's one gorgeous looking Chalcodes:D Is she a sweetie or have just a little attitude?
 

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Originally posted by Mendi
I know that feeling only too well... But, they molted earlier this year and are now a bit larger than the speck they were for most of last year. They are incredibly slow growing..... And, I used to think Grammostola's were very slow growers
>so this means my pinky fingernail sized A.chalcodes sling will take forever to grow to adult...well By the looks of the adults,and even disposition,it'll be worth the wait...peace..
 

LaRiz

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Originally posted by petitegreeneyes
Now that's one gorgeous looking Chalcodes:D Is she a sweetie or have just a little attitude?
Always been a biter. I never held it. Everytime I tried, it would scrape me.
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mine is the opposite LOL
She is a complete sweetheart....
 
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D-Man

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John-

Nice blond - the pic makes that beastie look much bigger than 3". I have a 3-1/4", not sexed yet. He/she is the most docile T ever - I can practically pet the thing. I once cupped it when it fell and did not get one bit of aggression out of it.

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Originally posted by LaRiz
One of my favorites. This one has been in my care for 7 years. Got it as a speck. Now, it's about 3". Not even sexed yet :?
john
This makes me sad. :( My little beauty I got from Todd Gearheart died mysteriously. I mean one day she was fine, the next she was dead. It broke my heart. I loved that spider. She was very pretty what with her ginger orange colored body. I want another A. chalcodes. :(
 
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endoflove

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lol

dude i got a free one when i ordred my t's how much do they cost??/ its about 3-4 '' idk have not gotten it yet
 

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I bet Lariz's spider is pushing 4 inches these days;)

Later, Tom
 

c'est ma

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Yeah... id hate to get any Aphonopelma at sling size.. They take like 1 year to molt once :p
Ian
No, that's just why you need to have all types of T's...think of all the versis you'd go thru whilst waiting for the Aphonopelma to grow...



I bet Lariz's spider is pushing 4 inches these days;)

Later, Tom
Thanks for pointing that out, Tom. Wow, does one have to go back this far for an A. chalcodes thread?!
 
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