User Basin's Tarantulas

basin79

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Pretty gutted. Took some pics of my Caribena Versicolor and realised she didn't get rid of all the mites she came with when she shed.






 

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A few feeding videos.


Theraphosa blondi.



Grammostola pulchra.



Megaphobema mesomelas.

 

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How do you maintain the humidity in her enclosure?
Do you have any issues with mold, mites etc?
Her substrate is soaking. I spray now and again too. Never had any mold or mites. Her enclosure is full of springtails.
 

clive 82

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Her substrate is soaking. I spray now and again too. Never had any mold or mites. Her enclosure is full of springtails.
I guess you would need springtails from what I have read they like the high humidity.
 

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Please excuse the crude screen grab but it does show why Idiothele mira have the common name of the blue foot baboon.

 

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I love the way thy hunt like trapdoors, really interesting species. Gonna keep an eye out for these.
I'm just repeating myself bit that exactly why I bought this girl. I didn't know there was a trapdoor T until a few months ago.

Might have been @ColdBlood who posted theirs and immediately fell in love.
 

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I'm just repeating myself bit that exactly why I bought this girl. I didn't know there was a trapdoor T until a few months ago.

Might have been @ColdBlood who posted theirs and immediately fell in love.
Yeah, likewise, didn't know of these until I saw your video.
Had heard of them but knew nothing of their behaviour.
 

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Had an explosion of flies so lobbed a load in for my little T.blondi lass. Didn't bother recording her as I didn't think she'd come out.


Well I was wrong. She somehow managed to nail 8. And will her fangs full to bursting she disappeared down her hole.






 

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T.blondi and Grammostola pulchra with fangs full of freshly hatched blue bottle flies.












 

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Had a huge amount of blue bottles hatch this morning.




Idiothele mira feeding.

 
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