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11/05/2017 - 1

1/2” Brachypelma hamorii still in burrow. It’s now been 4 days. Pre killed pinhead was untouched for 24 hours, thus I removed it and gave it to GBB. The sling shady.

3/4” Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens is very active and eating well.

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Decided to give each tarantula a name.

Brachypelma hamorii will now be called Hidy, since it loves to hide, and Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens will now be called Webbie, since it is indeed a heavy webber.

So yeah, Hidy, and Webbie, welcome home. Better late than never.
 

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Webbie started webbing it’s enclosure. It is my first time seeing it webbing. I am so happy.
 
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Hidy is still hiding somewhere deep in the dark, and silent. Another pre killed bait mission went unsucceed. But I wouldn’t worry. I know Hidy is keep making holes here and there. That I can see at least.

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Meanwhile Webbie is doing really well. So far all feeding attempts went succeed. Below are one of the example.

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11/08/2017

Hidy is still nowhere to be seen. I miss you Hidy. On a side of it’s enclosure, dropped six or seven drops of water with a small liquid dropper. Also placed two pre killed pinheads nearby one of many burrow entrances. I will check back on them tomorrow.

Webbie is very active as usual, and loves feeding time!

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Awesome! Hope Hidey finds her way out eventually. My GBB has webbed up a nice portion of my habitat. It's very cool.
 

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11/05/2017 - 2

Decided to give each tarantula a name.

Brachypelma hamorii will now be called Hidy, since it loves to hide, and Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens will now be called Webbie, since it is indeed a heavy webber.

So yeah, Hidy, and Webbie, welcome home. Better late than never.
I thought The Sling Shady was the Brachypelma hamorii's name, sounds fitting for his description of hiding, (being shady,) lol. But Hidy makes great sense also, because he won't always be a sling. Also depending on if male or female, Hidy would also fit well, either way. Nice thread, very entertaining and informative!
 

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11/09/2017

Hidy - still hiding.

Webbie - very active, very hungry.

Today, a new tarantula member joined Hidy, and Webbie. 1/2” Lasiodora difficilis. The name is not yet decided. Will take a day or two.

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Well, still no sight of Hidy. Several more attempts of pre killed feeding bore no fruits. It’s about eight days. I have this urge to dig it’s enclosure to see if Hidy is doing ok or not, but I am so proudly keep telling myself, ‘not to worry, just be patient, sling knows what it’s doing’.

Webbie’s webbing skill improves as day goes by. It’s pretty much visible from every angles of the enclosure, and it’s pretty impressive. Eating well, playing well, webbing well. I have no complains at all.

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So, Lasiodora difficilis is one of the largest growing tarantula out there, per Wiki info, thus I decided to name it Mini. After spending a night, Mini is settled quickly and ate a small live pin head (about half size of Mini). I am looking forward to see Mini growing up huge!
 
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Good job on not digging up Hidy. I'm sure it's very tempting. Can't imagine that would be a good idea, but I'm probably not the best person to ask, haha.
 

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11/11/2017

It’s currently 4:21 AM right now, I almost screamed over joy! I woke up middle of the night, for a quick drink. I just took a little peek into Hidy’s enclosure to see if the pre killed pinhead is gone or not (I left it right in front of Hidy’s burrow entrance), without a hint of hope or any other expectation, and guess what?! It’s gone! Yes, it’s gone! Now I can finally rest assured Hidy is still alive, and well. Oh boy, what a relief.

I am not sure how often tarantula is doing it’s molting process, but I don’t think Webbie is anywhere near that, just yet. But I am really looking forward to see it soon, I hope!

I am glad Mini is doing well, by doing well means without making a burrow, and go hide in the deep. Second feeding went well, very well.

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11/13/2017

A day ago, Hidy plowed over his/her burrow entrance, then made a completely new one, and it looks all good. I left a pre killed pinhead just in case.

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I guess that is the favorite spot for Webbie. I never saw Webbie spending time else where.

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Mini is wandering around to find the favorite spot. Very active, and very curious.

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11/18/2017

Hidy is finally out of burrow after three weeks. I wanted to give a little feeding prize, but Hidy was busy wandering around. I am just so glad to see Hidy doing well.

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Webbie is the most active tarantulas among three. Busy webbing, busy grooming, busy everything. I don’t see any sign of molting soon, but I just can’t wait to see Webbie get bigger for a bigger feeder.

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At some point, I thought Mini is very shy, but no. Still so curious, and moving very actively every corners of enclosure searching for any stuffs to be interested on.

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11/25/2017

Two additional tarantulas bought from Black Friday sale, are on the way.

1” Brachypelma baumgarteni
3/4” Grammostola pulchripes

Hidy is busy organizing and reorganizing it’s burrow entrance. It looks slightly different everytime I check on Hidy’s enclosure.

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Webbie refused to eat for the first time. Maybe it’s a sign of pre molting I assume. There’s no way I can tell by the looks of it. But I am more than happy to wait and see.

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Mini refused to eat as well. So I guess this is the same story. But this story seems more obvious. Now it’s the race in between Webbie and Mini who will molt first!

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11/29/2017

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Hidy (Brachypelma hamorii) is once again in do-not-bother-me mode. After several trials of making an entrence here and there, eventually closed off all at once. I hope to see Hidy in action outside of his or her burrow soon.

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Webbie (Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens) is still in pre molt. Webbie stays still, hardly moving to anywhere, and I just need to wait and see.

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Mini (Lasiodora difficilis) is also in pre molt, and made the very cool looking nest out of his or her webbing & cocofiber sbstrate.

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Two additional tarantulas have safely arrived today.

1” Brachypelma baumgarteni
3/4” Grammostola pulchripes

Oranty (Brachypelma baumgarteni) is orange + beauty, and it’s the name that I came up with for him or her. Oranty is just too shy to come out at the moment, but I am looking forward to see Oranty exploring, and hunting, drinking and so on in the coming days.

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Grampu (Grammostola pulchripes) is Grammostola + pulchripes. Grampu sounds very cute, and cuddly somehow. I like it. Grampu is already exploring here and there and is trying get used to with the enclosure.

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It was back in November 25 when Webbie first refused to eat. Pre-molting was suspected after a few more feeding attempt fails. Since then 11 days have passed, and yesterday molting finally happened with the happy ending. Of all tarantulas I have, it was indeed the first molting happened ever in my care. Unfortunately, I was not able to be there to watch the molting process, but I took a picture or two of my Webbie while recovering.

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