Doubled my Collection

D Sherlod

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I went to the pet expo at the Toronto international center today. Had an amazing time with my family and saw every breed of dog and cat you could imagine and of course a bunch of Tarantulas.
Well I planned on coming home with a few but who can resist LOL...I added
Nhandu coloratovillosus
Psalmopoeus pulcher
Phormictopus cancerides x 2
Tapinauchenius gigas
Tapinauchenius violaceus
and recieved a freebie
Orphnaecus philippinus my first Old world

and yes her comes the pictures


2017-04-14 17.33.34.jpg 2017-04-14 18.30.22.jpg 2017-04-14 17.37.26.jpg 2017-04-14 17.41.11.jpg 2017-04-14 18.02.35.jpg 2017-04-14 18.05.05.jpg 2017-04-14 17.31.28.jpg

I think i got them in the right order LOL
 

D Sherlod

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Thanks,,, any suggestions on the O. philippinus.
I did my research on everything else over the previous month or so. This one was a surprise.
 

Chris LXXIX

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Thanks,,, any suggestions on the O. philippinus.
I did my research on everything else over the previous month or so. This one was a surprise.
Inches of slightly moist/moist (here depends) substrate. Ventilation IMO is key. They are pet holes, basically. Nice Theraphosidae, less defensive than genus Chilobrachys basing on the experience I had.
 

D Sherlod

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Inches of slightly moist/moist (here depends) substrate. Ventilation IMO is key. They are pet holes, basically. Nice Theraphosidae, less defensive than genus Chilobrachys basing on the experience I had.
So lots os ventilation,,,,and slightly damp soil. Not wet ,,, right now it's in a condiment cup. About 4oz
 

Chris LXXIX

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So lots os ventilation,,,,and slightly damp soil. Not wet ,,, right now it's in a condiment cup. About 4oz
I'm not a master when it comes to Oz units (the only Oz I was aware of was the 'Wizard' and HBO prison serie) but yes for the rest, man :-s
 

D Sherlod

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Just reviewed pictures and the Nhandu still has the cap from a molt attached:eek:
 

D Sherlod

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2017-04-14 17.33.39.jpg I just checked the Nhandu ,,, There is definitely a part of the carapace and a piece from the top of the abdomin stuck.
It doesn't appear to be bothering the T.
Should it just be left alone and the next molt would take care of it?
 
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Trenor

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I'd just let it be. It's not covering anything important and will likely fall off on it's own. If it starts hanging lose like I might try to get it off them. If you do be really careful not to hurt the T.
 

Olan

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P. cancerides, good choice. As my Phormictopus sp. purple grows, she is fast becoming my favorite. So characterful.
 
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