OBT Communal Experiment

sharpfang

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Is it worth the risk on Lugardi's ?

What do ya think X ? 10 or so.... Only $20!
 

lacrosse5001

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That is awesome, but i would almost be scared of a community of OBTs all rearing up and attacking at the same time. Quick question, im kinda new, are there any other Ts that make good communal spiders as slings or their entire lives even?
 

paul fleming

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OBT's (P.murinus) are great,so much character.Have to love them.....love mine anyway.
Look forward to lots of pics as they grow.
Wonder if someone will come along and complain about using the name "OBT" ;P.......lmao
 

jayefbe

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No. Avics are not communal. I don't know why people keep bringing that up.
Someone was selling communal groups of them, which I think spurred the whole thing.
 

paul fleming

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they may be one of the cheapest tarantulas we have over here.......sold privately anyway.
they go for about £2.50 a sling.
another reason for having a go at a commune........pokies are a lot more expensive.
 

JC

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Someone was selling communal groups of them, which I think spurred the whole thing.
I know exactly who you are talking about. Someone trying to sell Ts and labeling them as "communal", when they are far from it, just to make a quick buck doesn't seem like someone who would cares about the buyer or the hobby.
 

sharpfang

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I am Not disagreeing Here.....

However, Jay, JC........

Would you say that some keepers and breeders have had Occasional
"Luck" keeping a small group together...for awhile anyways.

Buddy of mine Years ago......Had mixed results ofcourse......But some
extent of success/luck....w/ a couple smallgroups over-time.............
Never many left @ maturity.

They are NOT communal, Yet......at times I feel, are "Tolerant" of each other, a little above normal expectation........For whatever that's worth.

I have yet to have Mom-eat-Dad...................It'll happen...

- Jason
 

robertcarst

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Hey guys, sorry for resurrecting this thread, but any more news? Are the little ones still together or have they been separated?
 

Warren Bautista

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Unfortunately, all but 7 of mine died due to cannibalism/natural causes.

They are now seperate.
 

Warren Bautista

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Eh, I was expeciting a few casualties.

In hindsight, I probably should not have risked it.
 

robertcarst

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I am sorry to hear that, in fact this thread had inspired me to try a communal for my own, but now reading what you say.... How long were they in there without any problems? I would keep them say until 6-7 instar in a communal would i be risking it?
 
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