Introduce Yourself

SonicSkywalker

Arachnopeon
Joined
Mar 24, 2020
Messages
1
Hey! I'm Steph! Got my first tarantula, a Chilean rose hair named Itchy, 11 years ago. She's still going strong. I recently acquired 5 more tarantulas (currently listed on my profile) and decided to join a community so here I am!
 

Sgt7212

Arachnopeon
Joined
Feb 26, 2020
Messages
30
Hi everyone! I'm John. I've had many reptiles over the years and currently still keep some. I've always been fascinated by all forms of nature, but a bit of an arachnophobe. After quite a while watching videos, reading and researching, I finally stepped into the world of T's and am enjoying it very much so far. Live in New Jersey, US Marine Corps Veteran, Harley-Davidson Salesman, Public speaker/ community outreach through an initiative I call The Warrior Heart (FB page in profile), single dad. Happy to be a part of a community with such an incredible wealth of knowledge and support.
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JDP5

Arachnopeon
Joined
Mar 25, 2020
Messages
5
Hello all! I'm Josh and I've been lurking on this board for so long it seemed only proper to jump aboard. I've owned Tarantulas since I was 11 but I've recently gotten pretty serious and have amassed a small but ever growing collection. I guess I'm here mostly to learn, I do have some time tested knowledge but I'll ask far more questions than answer. So here are some pictures to help drive the point home I guess. lol

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Duke the spiderman

Arachnopeon
Joined
Jun 12, 2018
Messages
2
Hello to everyone, my name is Duke and im from Greece. It's been a long time that Im checking the post's in that forum and trying to get knowledge for that lovely 8 leg creatures. It's time now to be active in threads and exchange information with all you guys!!
 

Tavita

Arachnopeon
Joined
Mar 25, 2020
Messages
6
Hello All,

This forum is AMAZING. I have learnt a lot from browsing already.
The information, the compassion. is so over whelming!
BRAVO to those that keep it up!

My name is Tracy and I have had the absolute pleasure of watching a tiny sling, no bigger then a dime, turn into a beautiful female B.Hamorii.
I have had her for just over two years now and wow how did time fly!

I never thought I would own a Spider, let alone a Mexican Redknee Tarantula! I did some research on them and found a great place to buy the one I though would be a match with my life style, cause im always on the go and new Husbandry skills.

It was touch and go for a little bit, I hated some thing in a cup, it drove me nuts. Plus the T did not look that great, to me it was more pale then it should have been and wont eat. Every other day I was gently placing the smallest cricket I had, nothing no response from it . More research..... . I bought the smallest cricket cage and divided it in to two, new coconut fibers and a bottle cap for water and tried again as before. Finley after another week of this it ate. and OMG did it eat! I was also able to get a bitter idea of the size, was it ever tiny. I found out through research that This was no 6 month old spider. it was more like 3 or 4 months ohh boy, now the adventure are going to start....

so began the love trail,spun in the web of a love (pun in tended) i never thought possible, with and a unique perspective on how a hairy and dirt digging T's live!.

Her Name is Dirty Hairy, and she is the best pet I have owned. :)
 

Kipper27

Arachnopeon
Joined
Mar 28, 2020
Messages
2
Hello everyone, I am from a small town in North Yorkshire called Guisborough. Ive just got my first T's, Two Curlyhair just one week ago hopefully I can get gain some experience of you guys and girls.
 

Insects Glorify God

Arachnopeon
Active Member
Joined
Mar 26, 2020
Messages
18
Hello. I have seen this board a few times before in past years but only recently acquired an Avicularia avicularia (Guyana Pink Toe) at a "reptile" show. I live in central MN and am trying to teach my four kids an appreciation for all invertebrates. Anyway, I am fascinated by my first T, more than anticipated, and thought this might be a good place to learn more.
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emartinm28

Arachnopeon
Joined
Mar 29, 2020
Messages
1
Hi all, my name is Eli and I’ve recently ordered my first tarantulas! I’ve been into broadly reptiles and amphibians for a while now, but just recently fell in love with spiders. My white’s tree frogs are both 7 years old and going strong! My Honduran Milk snake is now 8 and also going strong!
 

Violet Lily

Arachnopeon
Joined
Mar 30, 2020
Messages
6
Hello All,

This forum is AMAZING. I have learnt a lot from browsing already.
The information, the compassion. is so over whelming!
BRAVO to those that keep it up!

My name is Tracy and I have had the absolute pleasure of watching a tiny sling, no bigger then a dime, turn into a beautiful female B.Hamorii.
I have had her for just over two years now and wow how did time fly!

I never thought I would own a Spider, let alone a Mexican Redknee Tarantula! I did some research on them and found a great place to buy the one I though would be a match with my life style, cause im always on the go and new Husbandry skills.

It was touch and go for a little bit, I hated some thing in a cup, it drove me nuts. Plus the T did not look that great, to me it was more pale then it should have been and wont eat. Every other day I was gently placing the smallest cricket I had, nothing no response from it . More research..... . I bought the smallest cricket cage and divided it in to two, new coconut fibers and a bottle cap for water and tried again as before. Finley after another week of this it ate. and OMG did it eat! I was also able to get a bitter idea of the size, was it ever tiny. I found out through research that This was no 6 month old spider. it was more like 3 or 4 months ohh boy, now the adventure are going to start....

so began the love trail,spun in the web of a love (pun in tended) i never thought possible, with and a unique perspective on how a hairy and dirt digging T's live!.

Her Name is Dirty Hairy, and she is the best pet I have owned. :)
Best name ever! x

Hi all, to be honest, as a lifelong hater of anything with more than four legs, it's been an long, odd road to here! It all started a few years back with mealworms, then breeding other live foods and before I knew it, I had ordered myself pet praying mantids! Afraid I'm still an arachnophobe, but then I never thought I would willingly handle an insect, so you never know!

I joined this community because it really has been my best source of info for all things 'bug'! Hope you are all keeping safe and well. x
 

AvicRugby09

Arachnopeon
Joined
Mar 31, 2020
Messages
1
Hey I’m new here! Huge fan of arboreal species and proud Avic dad. I’ve been a lurker for a while, but I’m ready to contribute and learn more about these animals. Also aspiring ornithologist!
 

Jose Luis Tovia

Arachnopeon
Joined
Mar 30, 2020
Messages
1
Hi Guys l
My Name its Jose Luis , im from Mexico , been traveling lots of my country
i love to travel , i love to teach other people to love wildlife and respect it , im 32 yo ,
now i have some species to share wiss you, my favourites are theraphosidae and lycosidae , hope you like mines :D also maybe bring new species from my placing (im on self investigation about aphnopelma genre on mexico )
also love for any culture over worldwide , i like heavy heavy metal and psychedelic musik , im openminded , i have a beautful girlfriend and she also love wildlife hope my postings are interestng for you !
thanks allover and king rewards for all
 

Indica420

Arachnopeon
Joined
Mar 22, 2020
Messages
1
Hi everyone!

I'm Ace and I'm from the Philippines. Got my 1st T which was a Brachypelma Boehmei and Orphanaceus Sp. Cebu. I am new to tarantula keeping and I expect to learn more about it with the help of this forum. I was encouraged to keep one since I watch a lot of Tarantula vlogs (Dark Den, Exotic Lair & SchizoPelma TV). I am also planning to collect additional beginner T's for me to keep. I hope I can make my T's happy with the help of this forum.

Thanks a lot! Peace! :angelic:
 

Desert Qboard

Arachnopeon
Joined
Mar 26, 2020
Messages
3
Hi,

I'm new to this place, and I joined to get help with my scorpion(s). I've kept a few
Aphonopelma chalcodes, and they're quite fascinating. Very quick to anger if wild caught. Hopefully I'll be able to get the help I need, and maybe give some myself.
 

Grandsouls

Arachnopeon
Joined
Apr 1, 2020
Messages
2
Hello! New to the forums. I am fairly new to the hobby looking forward to expanding my collection!
 

Ponerinecat

Arachnopeon
Active Member
Joined
Apr 3, 2020
Messages
41
Hello. I've always been into invertebrates, my favorites being eusocial insects, millipedes, isopods, and springtails. I keep mostly native catches for now. A lot of springtails with representatives from three orders, a few isopods, some millipedes including Octoglena anura and Brachycibe rosea and producta, and other assorted crustaceans and insects.
 

LWW1223

Arachnopeon
Joined
Apr 4, 2020
Messages
4
Hi, I'm new to the hobby and to the forums. Very excited to be receiving my first T in the coming days. Have always wanted to keep spiders and scorpions but am only now getting around to it.
 

Dodgypill

Arachnopeon
Joined
Apr 2, 2020
Messages
5
Hello everyone im from the UK and got my first ever t on Wednesday. She is a 2.5inch L Parahybana and only moulted Monday (which I didn't find out till i emailed seller on Thursday) great temperament she handled straight out the box and didnt bolt or kick hairs once despite my over persistent attempts to get it in the hide, I'm already in love and check on her every chance i get. I Come here to share progress photos,get advice and gain knowledge.
 

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ZackP1023

Arachnopeon
Joined
Apr 5, 2020
Messages
2
Lurker coming out of his burrow here. I’ve been on and off with looking at threads and posts while learning as much as I can about tarantulas.

I’m Zack, 29 years old, and I’m originally from Easton, PA now living across the river in Phillipsburg, NJ. I’ve first started getting the itch of owning a tarantula or two since I’ve started watching Exotics Lair on YouTube about a year or so ago. I love nature’s little tanks, scorpions and I’ve always wanted to have one or twelve; but the women in my life were very vocally against it.

My Fiancé had actually got me my first Tarantula on my birthday in October last year. Aphonopelma Seemanni the Costa Rican Zebra. Now I have eight arachnids!
 

gitm

Arachnopeon
Joined
Apr 6, 2020
Messages
2
Heyo!

New to the hobby of keeping anything, really. Looking to gather as much information as I can and get started in this exciting field.
 
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