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BoyFromLA

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01/01/2021

Well, I’ve already mentioned how long I was looking forward to get this Pterinochilus murinus (DCF, Botswana) on below post:


It is now preparing to molt. A bit weird position, but why not? What a way to start the new year!

By the way, the mealworm in the picture is dead one. :troll:

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BoyFromLA

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01/08/2021

A few of shots I just took.

• Caribena versicolor

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• Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens

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• Nhanduchromatus

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01/09/2021

Pterinopelma sazimai, in pre molt, is rehoused to much much larger enclosure. It will be in this enclosure good for three or four more molts.

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01/10/2021

It is a rare sight, to me at least, to see my tarantulas are using burrows, or cork bark hides I’ve provided initially. It is such joy, and wonderful feelings that you get from this tarantula keeping.

I woke up today to witness not just one, but two of my tarantulas started utilizing the self-made burrow, and the initial hide I’ve provided. Now, they have been in their enclosures for quite sometime, I would say more than a year, and finally today, has come.

• Chilobrachys Sp. Electric Blue

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• Ornithoctonus aureotibialis

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01/30/2021

I traded my matured male Theraphosa blondi with Poecilotheria rufilata sling. It will be another fun adventure raising this one.

Already rehoused it, then fed it. Awesome feeding response!

It looks like a female, but who knows?

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02/02/2021

Harpactira pulchripes is now rehoused to much proper setting enclosure, I hope.

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02/06/2021

Acanthoscurria geniculata molted, and molted well. I remember it ate a small red runner roach about a week ago, and it molted today. Truly a good eater.

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02/21/2021

A week ago, rehoming tarantula (female, Brachypelma hamorii, about 4”) post came up, and I initiated the talk, and the talk went well.

Yesterday, I picked the tarantula up, along with two enclosures, one that it originally was in, and one that it currently is in, all for free (thank you).

I rehoused it back into it’s original enclosure, for it is much suitable, and rehousing went smoothly.

Now, I have three female Brachypelma hamorii in total.

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02/24/2021

Yesterday, added two more tarantulas to the list. One is Chilobrachys dyscolus, and Cyriopagopus sp. Bach Ma is the other.

Chilobrachys tends to settle in pretty quick, and Chilobrachys dyscolus was no acception. As soon as it got into newly rehoused enclosure, it started to web up things, and made itself a dirt tent. Just amazing.

Cyriopagopus sp. Bach Ma might take awhile to settle in for it was all curled up in the corner of cork bark till in the morning. Going to check up how it is doing once I get home later.
 

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02/27/2021

Citharognathus hosei is rehoused, for it is soon to be molted, I believe, and it would appreciate a bit larger enclosure. This one grows fast, but hopefully it’ll be in this one for at least two or three molts.

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03/18/2021

Poecilotheria rufilata molted. It is now resting and stretching. Even in glimpse, I could tell it grew quite a bit. In two weeks, I would be able to feed it once again.
 

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03/19/2021

Brachypelma boehmei is now rehoused to a bit more spacious enclosure. I honestly do not know how much larger it can get later, but hopefully it will stay in here for at least two more molts at least.

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03/20/2021

Haploclastus devamatha is refusing food. It looks pretty well fed, so I did rehouse it to larger enclosure.

May it molt or two, and thrive.

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03/25/2021

One of Monocentropus balfouri sling, out of two, molted yesterday, and when I checked in the morning today, it was still stuck with old molt, so I gave a little help to pull it’s body out.

Eventually it got from the old molt, and due to it, it lost one of right legs, and one bent very badly.

I will have to give extra attention till it’s next molt and see how will it do.
 

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Chilobrachys Sp. Electric Blue molted sometime today, about a year after from last molt. It looks like everything went well. Roughly about three weeks later, I can finally feed it again, and watch awesome take downs.

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Finally rehoused Aphonopelma chalcodes into it’s final enclosure. I only say this because I have no idea how large it gets once it matures, and it grows really really slowly for sure.

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Phormictopus cancerides is rehoused to a bit larger enclosure. I do not know when, but I am certain it will get much larger once it molts, thus rehousing it now made much sense.

Quite the abdomen size, but it is still taking small meals time to time. Such a great eater.

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I found your post this evening and 20 pages later 😍 your collection is breathtaking, I enjoyed this thread very much thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with us. I look forward to your next instalment 😁
 
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