OBT Communal Experiment

Warren Bautista

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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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BrynWilliams

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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?
 

xhexdx

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Nice to see this was moved to chat. :}

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Murder at 1:07 ;)
 

Abby

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

maitre

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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?
 

jayefbe

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

Teal

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

JC

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Oh, oh, me too!


1st instar communal

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2nd instar communal

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JC

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














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

PrimalTaunt

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

JC

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

Draychen

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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!
 

IrishPolishman

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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:
 

PrimalTaunt

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

sharpfang

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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
 
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xhexdx

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