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Brian S

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Fierce Deity said:
Some more info would be nice:
Are they communual?
What do you feed them?
How long do they live?
Are they safe to handle?
any other basic care info.
I was one of these in the pet store and might get it.
1.yes
2.crickets
3.5-6 years maybe? not sure
4.yes
5.Easy to keep but you must give them verticle structure in order to molt. The first one I got several years ago died trying to molt because I didnt give it something to climb on.
 

Natco

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These are so cool, I've allways wanted one of those!
 

moricollins

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sometime overnight (after midnight), discovered it at 9:40 ish this morning...
 

Goliath

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Mori,
This is a real fresh molt.
Mike
 
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moricollins

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Lucky you mike, i've gotten that fresh of pictures of tarantulas, but not of these (yet)

Mori
 

Malhavoc's

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Ahh that settles my thoughts, I was wondering if they came out white or not.
 

Kidsticulator

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those are wicked awsome.:drool: where can i buy one? isn't that what the people on fear factor ate?
 

Goliath

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Kidsticulator,
That is the one on fear factor. They live for about 5-7 years. They do not grow terribly quick, but do put on good size with each molt.
Mike
 

Goliath

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Very nice pair you have there Mori. You will have little ones running around soon.

mike
 

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does anyone know the purpose of the "whips" ?? I would like to get one of these they are quite interesting! very different from the whipscorpions in NA.
 

moricollins

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the whips (as far as I know) are their sensory organs, used to sense the world around them.

Arachnophilist, several of the CDN dealers have these for sale (You can pm me if you need their websites)

Goliath: I hope these two reproduce, will be very cool to breed these :) and have a big colony.
 

Goliath

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You are correct Mori. The whips are their main sensory organ. Eyesight is not so great, so they rely on the whips, which are covered in short stiff hairs that pick up any vibration. This warns them of danger or alerts them of prey.

You should be able to get a good colony going, get a couple more females if you can, just don't put another male in the tank. It will not turn out good.:(

mike
 
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