Haplopelma vonwirthi

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Ahem...

Search function is your friend :)

I got one from an LPS when it was an immature male (didn't know that at the time). Typical "pet hole" that Haplos are... I NEVER saw it, until it matured.
 

B8709

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An obligate burrower that needs around 8 inches of substrate. It doesn't usually surface except occasionally at night. It's a defensive old world species that you don't wanna be bitten by. I found mine to be somewhat boring most of the time as all I could see was a hole. I recommend it for people who have kept spiders for quite a while. I traded my haplopelma for a brachypelma. I would consider getting one again only after I've bought many other Ts.
 

pwilson5

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got one from a reptile expo for a whopping 8$.. "she" is in a U shaped burrow up against the side of her container so i get to see her.. shes a ferocious eater..

she was my... 3rd tarantula.. i went versicolor... LP... Vonwirthi.. H. mac

"Mocha"
 

8ighth Wonder

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Mine refused to burrow...it found a spot under the plant webbed it and stayed there. I have recently redecorated and started a burrow to see if she will burrow...as far as biting goes..Mine jumped at me a while back..I mean, a serious vertical leap!! Thank God for quick reflexes.
 

pwilson5

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Mine refused to burrow...it found a spot under the plant webbed it and stayed there. I have recently redecorated and started a burrow to see if she will burrow...as far as biting goes..Mine jumped at me a while back..I mean, a serious vertical leap!! Thank God for quick reflexes.
i had to literally SOAK her substrate.. like moisten it to where you think its good... then add more water... i used warm water and she dug right in..

mine when i first got her... she spun around and slapped at me..
 

syndicate

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I'm currently keeping spiderlings and adults of this species.Keep them like any other Haplopelma and you will be fine ;]
-Chris
 

8ighth Wonder

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Update

For the first time since I've had her my Hap. is burrowing and I am going to pull up a chair, crack a cold one with a warm one on the side and watch.
 

XzotticAnimal420

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Ahem...

Search function is your friend :)

I got one from an LPS when it was an immature male (didn't know that at the time). Typical "pet hole" that Haplos are... I NEVER saw it, until it matured.
KUDOS. My experience was the same :)
 
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