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Lopez

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My juvenile "Usambara" has been feeling all sociable today, and let me get a few shots of him/her? all stretched out. Mine has this wierd habit of sitting Pokie-style on the glass for a couple of hours before diving back underground. Still can't believe how much little Mugabe grew in that one moult a couple of weeks ago:









I just can't get over how beautiful this species really is in the flesh. :)
 

Bry

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Pardon my newbie-ness, but I'm curious your Usambara lying on its back in the last pic. Is that a sign that it's about to molt?

Bry
 

The_Phantom

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yup, he/she is going to molt. SOmetimes though, tarantulas molt on their sides. Usually the back though.
 

The_Phantom

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BTW, Lopez, your orange bitey thing is absolutly gorgeous...and quite cute. :)
 

Lopez

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Originally posted by Bry
Pardon my newbie-ness, but I'm curious your Usambara lying on its back in the last pic. Is that a sign that it's about to molt?

Bry
It's actually just burying itself underground there - it moulted in that position a couple of weeks ago, but facing upwards

*rummages for a pic*



Like that ^^^ :)
 

Nixy

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Oh Pertiful orange bitey demon!
They are gorgeous.
I would like to get a couple more but..
Keoche keeps me on my toes for now.
LOL
 

safetypinup

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What a cutie :)

As if you hadn't noticed from my Avatar, I'm a definite fan of the "orange bitey things"....hehe

 

Lycanthrope

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this is one of my favorite species too. i have 4 now which just finished thier fourth molt in my possession, and are now at 2.5-3". they already give me little threat displays, and 2 of the four have perfected catching crickets in mid air. they never even hit the webbing.
 

AudreyElizabeth

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Im watching my orange bitey thing right now..... Seems most active during the hour of 5 to 6 in the evening. I love watching it emerge from its burrow, waving those purty red legs around like a fan. Those pics are beautiful, wish I could post mine, :( Hey safteypinup How'd ya do THAT? *L*:? Both of you are BRAVE people.
 

The_Phantom

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Oh my mistake, it looks like its laying on its back. But yea, if a tarantula is on its back, it means molt time !
 
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