I swore off species with urticating hairs years ago...

Mojo Jojo

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Seeing pictures of Cyriocosmus ritae changed my mind. I just got mine from Swifty today. Here she is:



Can't stop with just one tarantula. Here's my free Brachypelma albopilosum that he sent me. I can't wait until she gets fluffy.

 

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Awesome slings man I love them when they are small. How big does a ritae get?
Thanks.

I have read between 1.5 and 2 inches.

Also, I'm in the process of adding more holes to their vials that I will be keeping them in for a molt or two.
 

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awesome they're adorable glad you decided to give NW a second chance
 

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awesome they're adorable glad you decided to give NW a second chance
Depending on the current state of my hair sensitivity, I may end up giving rubber gloves and long forceps a 1st chance. {D
 

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I have an adult female C.ritae... they are pretty nervous/skittish and don't give much warning before they bolt at you lightening fast. They do this hyper speed hair kicking, which is pretty interesting. They are also awesome webbers. I don't think you'll have to worry about hairs in them though, they run away pretty quick.
 

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BTW, was it Rob1985's recent post + pic of his new C. ritae that made you want to buy this one? I know when I saw his little beauty, I put this sp towards the top of my list.
 

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Yeah, that was one of them. On the same thread was a nice pic from xhexdx. Pretty much every clear picture of them is a good picture. :D

And I already had a little taste of its speed when I was unwrapping it from its paper towel. Luckily I wrangled it back into its vial before it made it past my elbow, cause this 370 pound man only likes to do yoga once a day. {D

Can you imagine these guys if they could grow to 5+ inches? Surely, they'd be one of the hottest species in the hobby.
 

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I guess you weren't kidding about the webbing. She's already got alot of webbing in her vial and is munching on a tasty cricket om nom nom nom nom nom.



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yup, I shall try and get a shot of her in her new home all webbed up. {D

I'd consider a size bigger vile.. just my opinion.
 

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Cool, looking forward to seeing it.

I'll probably let it molt before changing its enclosure. I've just had better luck with small slings in small vials. =)
 

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Heh, what a good t-day. B. albopilosum is already molting. =)

 
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