H. Maculata

mischiefhaze

Arachnopeon
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Jul 24, 2010
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I have an H maculata on the way (well ordered, but this is the second week to be delayed due to heat), and I am trying to keep myself from adding the 4inch female to the order lol.

I figured I would use this time to get some feedback from everyone on this species.

Care tips, general temperament, enclosure set up, and anything else that comes to mind. I have already done research, but I want to hear from anyone with insight and/or experience with these guys.

Thanks

Take care
 

Big Red TJ

Arachnobaron
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Dec 10, 2007
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We have 3 hope it isn't your first old world.....fast and I mean FAST

Not hard to keep but you said you researched it right?? So you should be ok don't get bit...
 

neubii18

Arachnosquire
Old Timer
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Dec 14, 2009
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they ARE SUPER FAST!probably faster than a pokie.like the guy above me said,I hope this isn't your first old world.and also,DON'T GET BIT!
 

Kathy

Arachnoangel
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Apr 4, 2009
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Good luck ever seeing him! I only know mine is alive because once in awhile his molt will appear.......he is invisible....
 

Mr. Irminia

Arachnopeon
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H.maculata

As slings they will hide , but my 5" girl is usually out were i can see her. I keep mine at 84 degrees and mist once a week, use a typical arboreal setup with a corkbark slab and she should do just fine. Also 12" tongs are a must for this species. Good luck!
 

aluras

Arachnobaron
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Jun 23, 2008
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Fun species, Easy to breed (female ate male-in my case) I have a 5+" female and she is out as often as she hides, so I think that it really depends. Make sure you have a water source(small dish) in with your T(unless its a sling,then just mist it) and some sticks or other (real or fake) foliage for them to create an appropriate nest/home out of. As everyone has said before.....These are FAST. My wife calls them "The Teleporting Kind" so be careful with this one. They are also Beautiful so there is a good pay off.
~Aaron
 
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