BoyFromLA's Tarantulas Diary

BoyFromLA

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04/17/2021

It IS here! What’s here? It’s the matured male Dolichothele diamantinensis. It is from @CommanderBacon, and it’s here for my female. Which means, it is officially my first ever pairing tarantulas.

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The whole pairing process went for about an hour. The male was going around in circle, in & out of the enclosure majority of the time. The female was very calm, and patient for the whole time. Unfortunately, I accidentally pressed the button, and the recording stopped at the end. The male had three good insertions for about ten to fifteen seconds each time, and managed to exit the scene safely.

I and @CommanderBacon agreed to pair them again a couple of days later, just to be sure, then the male will be returned.

Over all, it was great success for me, to even have this opportunity to attempt pairing / breeding. It was truly amazing first pairing ever experience.

A complete breeding report will be provided once it goes either well or bad in two or three months.

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Aww bless him his little legs are going like the clappers fingers crossed it was successful for yous . Such cute t's.
 

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I'm sorry but the last minute and 20 seconds of that video where my boy lost his damn mind and started flipping out over losing his V card cracked me up SO HARD
 

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04/19/2021

The plan to attempt another pairing for Dolichothele diamantinensis couple during the week has been aborted.

It is because the female is now resting in it’s hide after completely sealed off it’s way to the hide with webbings.

The male will be returned on coming Saturday.
 

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04/20/2021

It was surprising to see Pamphobeteus paisa molted.

For the fact that previous molt took about a year, four months was relatively fast.

Over all, it’s always good to see tarantulas molt, and molt successfully. I can’t wait to feed it once again in about three weeks.

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04/21/2021

Pterinochilus murinus sealed off it’s burrow entrance awhile back. I was expecting it to molt, but every time it’s out and about, I could not tell if molt actually happened.

It was about and about today as well, still I saw no sign of molt, but I saw one thing that was clear, that it is gorgeous.

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04/30/2021

After three weeks into in it’s new enclosure, Aphonopelma chalcodes is suddenly feel like to play with some dirts.

Freshly excavated dirts are slowly piling up in front of it’s hide.

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05/01/2021

The past few days, total four of my tarantulas molted, and they are:

  • Cyriocosmus elegans
  • Cyriopagopus bach ma
  • Pterinopelma sazimai
  • Pterinochilus murinus (DCF, Botswana)

All four of them did molt successfully, and it is very exciting news because I will get to see more feeding actions from them in near future.

I also rehoused both of my Cyriocosmus elegans into their hopefully final enclosures. The process was the usual put-two-enclosures-side-by-side method, and it was simple, and easy.

Both are still unsexed, but they looked somewhat female-ish. :troll:

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05/02/2021

It’s an update of unsuccessfully molted (03/25/2021) Monocentropus balfouri sling.

38 days passed since it’s molt.

So far, no food consumption. every week, small pre killed feeder was presented, but it refused all. A part of it’s substrate was dampened every other week.

Two of right legs missing, two of right legs severely bent, but very active, and still very plump otherwise.

My guess would be, it will eventually molt out to recover without any foods, but who knows. I only can observe, with just a little prediction / assumption.

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05/04/2021

Psalmopoeus victori, molted on 04/25/2021, is out and about, is stretching.

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One thing about Psalmopoeus is, before & after molt size difference is often very impressive.

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It was happy to see another tarantula emerged from it’s burrow, successfully molted, gained quite a size. I can’t wait to start feeding it again.
 

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05/06/2021

Haploclastus devamatha is rehoused. For this is quite the grower, I provided it the enclosure with some width, and as well as some heights.

I can’t wait for it to build another cool looking turret burrow, hopefully right in the middle where I made the initial burrow for it.

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05/06/2021

It is certainly wonderful when tarantulas eat well, molt successfully, but when it comes to rehousing, it is also wonderful when tarantulas are using hides that were provided, and when making burrows out of the initial burrows that were provided.

Previously mentioned, Haploclastus devamatha was rehoused into larger enclosure with the hope that it would make a nice turret burrow out of the initial burrow I made for it. Then this happened in the morning. What a beautiful sight it is! Just as I imagined in my sweet dream. This rarely happens honestly, so I am very happy about it.

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