awesome! where did you get the striatia from?, i definetly will need some of those in the future.theres a good chance i'll be making an order this tuesday for some pokies, be getting 2 X redslate ornamentals 1.5", 2 X salem ornamentals 1.5", 3 X ornate ornamentals 1.25-1.5", i'm getting pretty excited and impatient,lol, but thats is an awesome poke, are'nt those a bit more rare?--Jeff
Here's a picture of my 6" female, she's one fromt he first batch that hit the US late in 2001. I had two others that matured male and have been bred outside the US. Nice purple highlights, one of my favorite Pokeys!
As long as we're showing off baby pictures, here's one of mine!
Note: the usual Poke-handling disclaimer applies. All tarantulas have venom and are capable of biting, and members of the genus Poecilotheria *may* possess a more venomous bite than most. Handling them is not generally recommended and should be done only with a full understanding of the risks involved (I'm tempted to add "or after ingesting large quantities of alcohol" here, but somebody might take me seriously ).