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Westicles

Arachnoknight
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Hi, I've had my first tarantula for a few weeks but I've been researching for months and all my questions seemed to bring me back to this forum so I figure I'd make an account. I have a chaco goldenknee and he's maybe like 1.5 inches leg span, also I don't know if he's a he, but I call him he. His name is Fluffy and he is perfect

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Excellent choice for a first!

When you get ready for a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and so on, this is the place to be for good recommendations!!!

What-it-do Arachnid fam?! 😎🤘

My name is Crystal and I am BRAND NEW (5 days to be exact) to keeping arachnids. I just got my self a lovely Phid. Regius named Ramona- and although thoroughly researched and excited, I am still quite new and just really want to be the best Spider Mama I can be.

Hope you and all your pets are doing well-and wish you all peace and love. Take care ya’ll and I look forward to asking questions and chatting with ya ✌
I haven't heard "what it do" in a while!!! Welcome aboard.

Hello!
My name is Henrik and I have been lurking around here for a while. Kept exotic animals as a kid but been away from it since. Last year my 5-year old son got some walking sticks. I enjoyed scapeing their enclosure and things escalated… Got a mantis (Heirodula sp.) and dubias to feed it. Started to watch tarantula-channels on Youtube, feeling a bit afraid of the giant hairy spiders.

But things escalated even more…

Today two Ts arrived, one Caribena Versicolor and one Dilocothele diamantensis, around 1 cm in size. Housing them went well (the versicolor was taking a trip up my hand and arm though.. 😍) and they are now happily munching on a dubia nymph each.

The now six year old loves the small monsters already and the 11-year old daughter (who would ”move out if you get a spider”) think they are really cute.

And I Iook at more spieces…
Welcome Henrik!! This is the place to be for good advice!
 

Lucie

Arachnopeon
Joined
Sep 3, 2021
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Hihi!
My name's Lucie, I'm from California and I'm here to learn things.

I've always been kind of okay with spiders and other "creepy-crawlies," but I get uncomfortable when physically close to them, and I've never really tried to ease the discomfort or learn more about them.

Until now! I've been reading up on tarantulas, and I hope to get my first one soon (hoping for an A. Chalcodes or a GBB-- or both ;)).

I like joining groups or forums for pets I keep so that I can fill the blanks in my research and have people to reach out to if something goes wrong or if I have questions, so that's why I'm here!

I'll close this out with a list of my current pets because I love talking about them:

-Two ball pythons, Samoa and Sherri
-An Oscar fish named Daisy
-A Betta named Calcifer
-My rescue dog, Cassius
 

Hydrazine

Arachnobaron
Joined
Oct 5, 2012
Messages
396
Back from the dead.

Can't really remember when was the last time I've been in these halls.
Lots of stuff happened, including my entire roster succumbing to a parasite from food, from a source I'd never had problems with before. There were other factors, but well, it was a dark time in my life.
Dunno if anybody actually remembers me.

Anyway, I seem to be back with a craving.
So what's new? Has Fukushima finally done her thing with Avics? What new and exciting species have popped up? Where the hell are all the A.geniculatas in my country?
 

Vic Flores Guevara

Arachnopeon
Joined
Oct 6, 2021
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Hello everyone. :alien
My name is Vic, I'm mexican and currently living in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Im sure theres plenty of members from all over the world but now you know theres arachnolovers in that city haha, i'd love to know if someones from there too. Im a biology student and have loved tarantulas all my life, when i was little i had a G.rosea but sadly we had to give it back since one time she escaped and a neighbor almost killed her. Now that im an adult about a year ago i got a Tliltocatl vagans, her name is Octubre (october) ❤ she was a juvenile when i got her but now she has its characteristic colors so i suppose shes an adult now, i actually didnt get her from a petstore, there are places here called UMAs (Unidad de Manejo Animal) which are units monitored by the government dedicated to promoting alternative production schemes of wildlife management that are compatible with their conservation. Theyre very cool. So, on another topic i found out about arachnoboards by a few youtubers (exotics lair, the dark den, tarantula collective) i dont know anything about the community here (besides the rules on the site and stuff) so any advice is welcome, i dont have anything left to say sooo, nice to meet you all guys !
 

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Lindasmate

Arachnopeon
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Oct 6, 2021
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Hi everybody! I'm Pat. I'm 39 and I live in Germany. I've had a few pets in my time including a royal (ball python), but never a tarantula. My wife and I have been doing lots of research, have been getting prepared, and we should be getting our first T's in the next few days (C. Cyaneopubescens Female 6cm (circa 2.4 inches: G. Pulchripes sling; C. Versicolor sling). We're throwing ourselves into it, but we know most of the worst pitfalls from our research.

Looking forward to seeing them grow and sharing the experience.

Cheers
 

Westicles

Arachnoknight
Active Member
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Dec 9, 2018
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Since being here I guess I've realized no insects or spiders are off limits as far as pets go. It's really interesting
 

Vedak

Arachnopeon
Joined
Oct 10, 2021
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Hey there guys and gals,

Just introducing myself. I got into Tarantulas a few weeks ago while on vacation. It spurred from my fear of spiders, and immediate response to crush them. Which I always felt bad about.
So to get over my fear, I initially wild caught one common brown jumping spider to observe. Which led to two, then three, then four, and so on. After that point I had stopped by a local store called reptile factory.
Eventually leaving with my first Tarantula. An Aphonopelma Hentzi sling.

Currently I now have an Idiothele Mira and Halpactira Phulchripesas as well. I did my research and was willing to accept the risk of having two Old world Tarantulas this early on.
 

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Wolfram1

Arachnoknight
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Jul 1, 2018
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Silverfish are great, though they are mostly kept as food for other animals. Sadly my colony died out last year.

I did my research and was willing to accept the risk of having two Old world Tarantulas this early on.
you will do just fine i am sure.

welcome all :^)
 

Arachnides Canada

Arachnopeon
Joined
Oct 17, 2021
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hi! I am Ella and turning 14 in a few months :) I own only 2 spiders, a male wolf spider (Aragog) and a female jumping spider (Bella). I am super happy to be here and can wait to see what I can learn from you all!!
 

bazantula

Arachnopeon
Joined
Oct 17, 2021
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Hi all my name is baz, I am new to the forums and have been keeping tarantulas for about a year now. I only have 2 at the moment an adult female giant white knee and small (juvenile?) P Metallica. I also keep and breed chameleons so I am not new to caring for exotics but am fairly new to keeping tarantulas so thought it was about time I joined the forums to help gain some knowledge and also out of pure interest for spiders.<edit> I will try to understand the forums better but I am very new to all this. Anyway glad to come aboard such an awesome group and look forward to chatting with you all soon:)
 
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M3da

Arachnopeon
Joined
Oct 5, 2021
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Hey everyone!

My name is Brandon, I'm 28 and live just outside Philadelphia and I am a newbie to the hobby. I have contemplated getting a T for a few years now but never actually committed to it until a few weeks ago (due to work and just a general fear of spiders, although I do not have arachnophobia). So I finally pulled the trigger and was lucky enough to get a G. Pulchra female which I named Shelob (a HUGE reason why I started because I know they are rare to come by so I figured that it was just meant to be and yes, I know it's very cliché but I love Lord of the Rings and that the name suited her gorgeous color) and I honestly can say that this was one of the better decisions I have made. I literally could watch her for hours and after a few weeks of taking care of her, her settling in and just getting used to the idea that I have a T now, I can comfortable say that my fear has diminished significantly and I have only been in complete awe of T's and totally understand the saying that "One T will soon be 100". I am going to the Philly Reptile Expo on November 13th so if anyone wants to hang out or have recommendations for another beginner friendly species, I am all ears!

I am ecstatic to be here and look forward to learning from all of you and if anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

-Brandon

Edit: I couldn't control myself... I just got an A. Hentzi :lol:
 
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Spinner95

Arachnopeon
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Oct 18, 2021
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Hi I’m brand new to this hobby . I have been around reptiles and more. I used to be terrified of any form of spider . Im here to learn and gain friends. 😊
 

Arachnohorn

Arachnopeon
Joined
Oct 18, 2021
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Hi all,

I’m new to Arachnoboards so I figured I’m gonna introduce myself. Mason, California, 3 tarantulas.
I got my 1st tarantula 2 years ago and I got 2 more after that. Oldest guy is a rose hair I presume, Second guy is a Mexican redknee, and my newest little bud is a fuzzy curly hair. I do not know the sex although my friend told me my redknee is a female.
 

Craig73

Arachnolord
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Hi all,

I’m new to Arachnoboards so I figured I’m gonna introduce myself. Mason, California, 3 tarantulas.
I got my 1st tarantula 2 years ago and I got 2 more after that. Oldest guy is a rose hair I presume, Second guy is a Mexican redknee, and my newest little bud is a fuzzy curly hair. I do not know the sex although my friend told me my redknee is a female.
Welcome. In the main menu under the tarantula section there’s a sexing section as well as species identification if you want to confirm what kind of Brachypelma your red knee is. Most around here go by scientific names, red knee is a common name that can be confusing as there are several species of Brachypelma that look similar unless you know the subtle differences.

I’ve been keeping for nearly two years. Good to see another Californian keeper.
 
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