Yeah Old threads somehow are brought back, Usualy from members who no longer are on AB. I had 2 Ts in 2005 but didn't know about this site.This was originally posted in 2005, and hasn't been posted in for a year. I think he figured out what he wanted between the two options
There's a lot of good info and pics in old threads. There's been some VERY knowledgeable collectors/breeders here in the past, and we can still learn from their old posts. Some of the most knowledgeable people in the hobby don't come by here anymore, which is a shame. That's one I reason I try to discourage some of the repetitive basic care threads (from beginners who haven't taken the time to do any research) or gems like 'What should I name my spider'. These chase away the people we really need, the ones that can teach us. If we let this forum become Amateur Hour, there's no reason for the experts to come here.Yeah Old threads somehow are brought back, Usualy from members who no longer are on AB. I had 2 Ts in 2005 but didn't know about this site.:biggrin:
+1, I agree, bonesmama. My girl is fascinating to watch, mainly due to her sheer size (almost 9 inches). It's astonishing to watch a T that large move so fast, when it comes to dinner. And she's a real pig too: I've seen her stuff three full size crickets in her face at once. :laugh:BORING? You should see my L. parahybana leap to the cover of the tank to get a cricket!
So would a genic, so would any Phormic, so would any Pamph, etc...their appetite is basically the norm for large fast growing t's IME.I fed my LP 2-3 male dubias in one sitting she would eat them all.
Yes all of those species have crazy appetites, I have a few of each genus. Shocking how much they can eat, they keep my dubia colony from going out of control.They may not be boring acting, but they sure are boring LOOKING! Plain jane's of the t world...LP's, A. anax, G. porteri..none of them are special looking in the least. The LP's appetite is all its got going for it IMO. To me they just look like an even less colorful G. porteri. IMO every single large t on the planet looks better than an LP....just my personal opinion, and nothing more though.
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So would a genic, so would any Phormic, so would any Pamph, etc...their appetite is basically the norm for large fast growing t's IME.
They actually have me thinking about starting a roach colony, which I never thought I'd do. But I do have a fondness for big appetite terrestrials.Yes all of those species have crazy appetites, I have a few of each genus. Shocking how much they can eat, they keep my dubia colony from going out of control.
i had a female that was the size of aa time warner cable remote and that was from leg 1 to leg 4 on the same side! Way bigger than any t blondie or pampho ive ever seen. I had pictures but tbe phone they were on self destructed. My girlfriend has seen them tho and can verify that im not telling fish storys. She was massive!How do you know it's not uncommon? How many have you seen?
I've yet to see any user here post a picture with ANY spider that measures 11" on a ruler.
LOL greg, not to be too nit-picky, but I'm sure you don't keep all of them!