My new Mexican flame knee

Fyorax

Arachnopeon
Joined
Jan 10, 2011
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I called him Zippo because his knees remind me of the Zippo lighter's logo.

and i duno how to sex tarantulas can someone help me?
o and ive seen videos of people lifting their tarantulas by their hind legs how do i do that?


 

Mez

Arachnoknight
Joined
Nov 17, 2010
Messages
215
Very nice. Lifting by their legs? Certainly not a good idea, you may be confusing the 'pinch' technique....as I dont handle my Ts I can't offer anymore on that, but certainly don't get them by the legs if you feel the need to handle them.
Sexing, unreliably with a ventral shot, but a photographed molt is much easier I believe.
 

gmrpnk21

Arachnobaron
Joined
Nov 1, 2010
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319
How big is the flame knee? If it is large enough, you can use the pinch method (gently hold the tarantula between the front 4 legs and the back 4) or use the cupping method (google it). Be careful not to squeeze it too hard, or just wait for a molt.
 

Big_nito

TRISKELION
Old Timer
Joined
Jan 18, 2010
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Waiting for the molt is the best thing to do. Its much more accurate and its less (to no stress at all) on the part of your T... Btw, nice T! If its a male let me know. My female is very lonely. Lol...
 
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