Newbie!!!

PoeticJaffaCake

Arachnopeon
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Hi ladies and gents,

Wanted to say hello and introduce myself, I have been reading the board for a little while now.

Am the proud owner of a Chilean Rose and a Tiger Rump (dont ask me for the scientific names cos I haven't got the hang of those yet!)

Any way, I look forward to frequenting your forum :D

One quick question, I have the opportunity to pick up one of these:

http://www.arachnoboards.com/ab/showthread.php?t=3473

for about £10, is that a good deal?

I'm glad to finally say hello to everyone :)
 

Mina

Arachnoking
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Hi yourself and welcome to the boards!!!!!! The tarantula you mentioned L. cristata is one I don't have personal experience with. I do own two Lasidoras though, one L. parahybana (Brazilian pink salmon bird eater) and one Lasidora difficilis (Brazilian fire red) From what I have read about the cristata it is similar. They are classifed as semi aggressive, and get to be a larger spider. They are fast movers and excellent eaters.
I'm sure you will enjoy it.
 

elyanalyous

Arachnobaron
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from what i've heard they are simular temperment to L.parahybanna (salmon pink bird eater)

they would probly be a great addition for you, how big is it though?
 

PoeticJaffaCake

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Thanks for the warm welcome!

I'll have a look at picking it up in the next week or so.
At the moment im doing my fair share of fretting over the new Sling, it's really tiny >1cm and I only got it this morning.
The person I bought it off has told me it could be ready to molt soon so I'm resisting the urge to feed it a micro cricket or two. Its not very active at all, but I'm keeping the humidity so there is a little condensation and hoping for the best!
Another question, what is the survival rate for slings this small? I'm guessing there are quite a few breeders amongst you.
Any suggestions for its care are welcome of course.
I'll keep you all updated!

As for the size of the other spider I'm not sure, it's a new addition to an online list to a pet shop i use.
 

missy

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with it being small you can pre kill the crickets, you give there heads a squeeze with some tweezers, that way you know that the cricket wont attack , if you were to feed it. thats what i do for my sling , but rumi is a smidge bigger, but not much.
 

arrowhd

Arachnolord
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If your sling is hungry it will be happy to eat a pre-killed meal. I feed all of my smaller slings like this. Welcome and best of luck.
 

Hedorah99

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I may be wrong, but I am pretty sure L. crisata is now N. chromatus. That may be why you are not finding info on them.
 

phil jones

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hi welcome to the mad house LOL:) :razz: {D most of us are harmless :? ;) :clap: :clap: and have fun with your ( t ) -- PHIL
 

PoeticJaffaCake

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Thanks guys, it's great to be in a friendly place where you can get great advice and have a giggle!

Already had some great advice! :clap:
 

Mina

Arachnoking
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There is always some loss with small slings, it is hard to say how much. Some people have problems with pinktoes, some with others. (Like me, for some reason I can't keep a redknee sling alive for anything) The bigger they get, the less likely you are to loose them.
Don't worry to much about it.
 
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