I'm heading back down the dwarf route

johnny quango

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Hey Guy's
We all know that there comes a time when the inevitable lack of space will rear it's ugly unwanted head, well I have this problem now as I write but I've come up with a truly ingenious solution. Before I go any further I must state this is a solution to my problem and not everybody can use this although you should.

The sudden lack of space as worried me somewhat for at least 24hrs or so and to get around my need for a few more tarantulas but smaller enclosures I've decided to look into dwarf species and I pulled the trigger on an order which includes the following.
Cyriocosmus leetzi af
Cyriocosmus sellatus 2cm sling
Cyclosternum schmardae 1cm sling
I should add that although this isn't a sling I had to put this on my order Aphonopelma chalcodes female sub adult/adult

Now I swear on a stack of Marvel comics (other comics are available) that these are my last ever tarantulas unless a Grammostola alticeps turns up or an Aphonopelma moderatum but honestly these are my last tarantula purchases ever..........Probably
 

z32upgrader

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Grab up some Neoholothele incei before you decide (for a while) to stop. Perfect spiders for St. Patrick's Day too.
 

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johnny quango

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Add P. baeri, K. brunnipes, D. diamantinensis....etc
I've raised D diamantinensis from a sling to a mature male and it's only a few months since he sadly passed. I currently have a D bolivianum in my collection now along with my Euathlus parvula , E sp red and my H triseriatus, I wouldn't mind finding a E sp north I just love them
 

Ungoliant

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My only dwarf right now is my juvenile male Dolichothele diamantinensis, but I would like to get some Neoholothele incei some day. (I like webbers.)
 

johnny quango

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My only dwarf right now is my juvenile male Dolichothele diamantinensis, but I would like to get some Neoholothele incei some day. (I like webbers.)
I love both D diamantinensis and N incei both fantastic nw dwarves but if you want a webber and feel comfortable with a shy reclusive old world try H villosella here's my adult female.

Also if you like D diamantinensis you'll probably like D bolivianum they are pretty good webbers and behave like Gbb with semi arboreal tendencies despite being terrestrial
 

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basin79

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Obviously not a true dwarf although small but I've just got a female Idiothele Mira. Fascinating behaviour. And absolutely stunning.





Taking her first meal after making her trap door.

 

u bada

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That's a beautiful baboon... and great photos.

I too may need to go the dwarf/small route for my next, so a great new thread.

is this I. mira difficult to keep? I'm new to T's and currently just have NW species.

the incei looks like a great option too.
 

basin79

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That's a beautiful baboon... and great photos.

I too may need to go the dwarf/small route for my next, so a great new thread.

is this I. mira difficult to keep? I'm new to T's and currently just have NW species.

the incei looks like a great option too.
6" of sub and a water dish. No different to most T's.
 

basin79

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Silly question but do the dwarves have a short lifespan?
 

Matttoadman

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Silly question but do the dwarves have a short lifespan?
I have read that males live about 1 year and females 8-10. But the info regarding females hadnt been verified since most species they haven't been in the hobby for that long yet. I got 4 dwarf species myself, time will tell.
 

basin79

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I have read that males live about 1 year and females 8-10. But the info regarding females hadnt been verified since most species they haven't been in the hobby for that long yet. I got 4 dwarf species myself, time will tell.
That's longer than I imagined. The same as arboreal T's then roughly. Cheers.
 

Caseyface

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Euathlus sp. red was mentioned already, but I honestly cannot sing enough praises for these little joys. I have recently purchased one adult female with one of her slings as a freebie. She is precious, well they both are. The sling is teeny tiny. They are so gentle and curious, definitely a must. :D
 

u bada

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6" of sub and a water dish. No different to most T's.
reading they can be a bit of a pet rock...? do they show themselves only when you drop food in? If they build tunnels throughout the substrate and can be seen through the glass/enclosure walls, I'd be so down...

this incei's look pretty amazing just as well... and guess they're big webbers which is definitely a plus...

I don't have E sp red, but I love my E sp tiger, amazing how active the little girl is!
 

Jeff23

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Silly question but do the dwarves have a short lifespan?
I think it depends on the genus/species. I have seen posts about Euathlus Sp. Red females getting to 15 years. I was told by a breeder that Cyriocosmus females live 5-7 years.

I have Neoholothele incei, Dolichothele diamantinensis, E. Sp. red and tiger, and Cyriocosmus bertae. I would also like to have more dwarfs but the prices are a little higher for some of them due to fewer offerings.

Since most slings get added moisture, I am curious if anyone can advise on what size dwarfs no longer need as much moisture (ignoring the ones that always get moisture like N. incei)?
 
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