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OBT Communal Experiment

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Warren Bautista, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. Warren Bautista

    Warren Bautista Arachnoprince Old Timer

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    Oh shizzel, better update. lol



    They have since molted into 3i and have been rehoused.


    All 15 have been accounted for since yesterday.

    Here's an old vid of them:

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  2. micheldied

    micheldied Arachnoprince

    sweet communals!
    i need to breed my OBT and try this out.:D
     
  3. BrynWilliams

    BrynWilliams Arachnoprince

    Does anyone know if the communal setup is likely to work long term? I mean into the juvenile stage rather than the 'large sling' stage?

    I ask because as slings although my OBTs have shown some attitude they are completely different now that they're 3-4inches across. I'm wondering if anyone has kept a communal going long enough to discover if eventually they start eating one another or live happily ever after like the more traditional communals?
     
  4. xhexdx

    xhexdx ArachnoGod Old Timer

    Nice to see this was moved to chat. :}

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    Murder at 1:07 ;)
     
  5. Redneck

    Redneck Arachnoprince

    Joe that vid is awesome..
     
  6. Abby

    Abby Arachnoknight

    Great video!!
    It sounds like you are sounding the alarm "come and get them" when you tap on the glass :D
     
  7. xhexdx

    xhexdx ArachnoGod Old Timer

    Heh, yeah. They're great eaters.
     
  8. I'm so tempted to pick up 5 more OBT slings at this sunday's expo to start a commune!

    OBT's don't sound too social though. More like.. they'll tolerate each other if there's enough room but I get the sense that they won't interact like my pokies will?
     
  9. jayefbe

    jayefbe Arachnoprince Old Timer

    That's been my experience. It's almost like they ignore each other to the point that they don't even notice each other.
     
  10. Teal

    Teal Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    That vid was great Joe! That set up they have in there looks really awesome.
     
  11. JC

    JC Arachnolort Old Timer

    USA
    Oh, oh, me too!


    1st instar communal

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    2nd instar communal

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  12. JC

    JC Arachnolort Old Timer

    USA
    Here are some pics of the first instar enclosure from a while back.



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    I'm no longer keeping 120+ slings together, but it was a pretty awesome experience.
     
  13. PrimalTaunt

    PrimalTaunt Arachnobaron

    Have you totally seperated them all out or do you now just have a bunch of smaller colonies?
     
  14. JC

    JC Arachnolort Old Timer

    USA
    Most have been sold. I wasn't actually expecting them to be a colony for a long time. Once they get around 2-3 inches they are much less tolerant of each other. I have 10 of them in a small "colony", the rest have been sold.
     
  15. Thats so awesome, it looks like a miniature city
     
  16. What would be worse than re-housing 1 OBT....? Re-housing a commune of them! I hope you never have to move elsewhere! Them little nippers look awesome. Funny thing is, I was looking at P. Murinis prices today and doing some research on wether or not they were communal!
     
  17. I love this thread. Right now everyone is commenting on how sweet and cuddly the OBTs are. I can't wait to see updates and hear about the entire communal reared up and throwing threat displays at the same time. :clap:
     
  18. PrimalTaunt

    PrimalTaunt Arachnobaron

    That would be incredible to see! I just hope that somebody could catch that on film.
     
  19. Wow.....That would be awesome!

    10-20 OBT's flashin' "Gang-Signs"! West-side Kilimanjaro!
    They would claim Orange I take it........
    I have been tryin' to "train" a 2" OBT to handling......Did not work yesterday.
    :evil: he showed his true colors.
    I think I am gonna try a P. Lugardi 10-15 sling commune........:razz:
    That would save me cage space! And feeding time!

    What about H-Mac's guys ?

    - Jason
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2010
  20. xhexdx

    xhexdx ArachnoGod Old Timer

    I have some pics of 4th/5th instars together; I'll see if I can get them posted later today.
     
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