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New Little Aussie Slings

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by PhilK, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. PhilK

    PhilK Arachnolord Old Timer

    Hey all. Got 6 little tarantula spiderlings in the mail today. They are gorgeous and quicker than greased lightning.

    Had a bit of fun and stress taking out their packing etc, as I lost one who ran under my desk. Shifted my whole writing desk to get him back.. Named him Houdini

    They all look very similair to eachother but I couldn't resist throwing in pics of them all.

    Anyway they are really tiny and moving and this is a new camera so forgive me for the photos being crappy if they are.

    Selenotholus sp. "Gold" (Got two of these)


    Phlogiellus sp. pq113



    Phlogius sp. "Sarina" (don't know what happened with these pics)

    Stent's birdeater (don't know Latin name)

    Selenocosmia vulpina (this is fast becoming my favourite. Really cute and very leggy. This is Houdini)



    And for fun: crabs eating blood worms



    The little one really loved them and chased the others away

  2. dragonblade71

    dragonblade71 Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Congrats on receiving the new 'children.' I hope you get a fair number of females out of these....
  3. Nice! I'm going to keep my eyes open for some aussi's myself.
  4. PhilK

    PhilK Arachnolord Old Timer

    The one blessing about keeping Ts in Australia - plenty of slings around!
  5. Adorable! :) nuff said :)

    I wish you the best of luck with them! You don't need it really!
  6. kitty_b

    kitty_b Arachnoprince

    such cuties! i really wanted to pick up some of the slings that made it to the US (especially phlogius sp "eunice"), but i'm going to wait until i have an entire room dedicated to my arachnids (that can be closed!). i've been told that they have rather potent venom, and i just can't risk my dog/cats. :eek:
  7. PhilK

    PhilK Arachnolord Old Timer

    If they stay in your tanks your dogs and cats will be fine. They do have potent venom and they are downright nasty when they grow up. That's why I love them. Big, aggressive and some hiss! Awesome!

    I'd love to get a eunice sometime soon. Also I would love a crassipes.

    All slings except for two have eaten dead crickets this morning! Hooray!

    This is also a bump!
  8. arachnofein909

    arachnofein909 Arachnosquire Old Timer

    now i want some aussie T's.
  9. PhilK

    PhilK Arachnolord Old Timer

    All slings have fed and their huge bottoms are adorable.

    Should I wait for their abdomens to reduce in size before feeding again?
  10. bluefrogtat2

    bluefrogtat2 Arachnoangel Old Timer


    i feed my stents once a week have had them a few months,they are an easy species to care for
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