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OBT Communal Experiment

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

  1. jbm150

    jbm150 Arachnoprince

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    Of H. macs? That would be nuts to have a communal of those
     
  2. xhexdx

    xhexdx ArachnoGod Old Timer

    No, OBTs .
     
  3. Is it worth the risk on Lugardi's ?

    What do ya think X ? 10 or so.... Only $20!
     
  4. 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?
     
  5. Jackuul

    Jackuul Arachnoknight

    Avics I would figure.
     
  6. JC

    JC Arachnolort Old Timer

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    No. Avics are not communal. I don't know why people keep bringing that up.
     
  7. paul fleming

    paul fleming Arachnoangel

    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
     
  8. jayefbe

    jayefbe Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Someone was selling communal groups of them, which I think spurred the whole thing.
     
  9. paul fleming

    paul fleming Arachnoangel

    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.
     
  10. JC

    JC Arachnolort Old Timer

    USA
    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.
     
  11. 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
     
  12. xhexdx

    xhexdx ArachnoGod Old Timer

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  13. micheldied

    micheldied Arachnoprince

    they look great joe!
     
  14. Hey guys, sorry for resurrecting this thread, but any more news? Are the little ones still together or have they been separated?
     
  15. Spidercrazy

    Spidercrazy Arachnosquire

    was wondering the same thing he asked.
     
  16. Warren Bautista

    Warren Bautista Arachnoprince Old Timer

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

    They are now seperate.
     
  17. Spidercrazy

    Spidercrazy Arachnosquire

    thats sad to hear :( im sorry
     
  18. Warren Bautista

    Warren Bautista Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Eh, I was expeciting a few casualties.

    In hindsight, I probably should not have risked it.
     
  19. Spidercrazy

    Spidercrazy Arachnosquire

    but it was a nice experiment to try.
     
  20. 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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