P. Murinus

Goomba

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Love them. Great attitude. Awesome webbing. They seem to love wandering about there cage at night, too. Definately top 5 for me.
 

Rain_Flower

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Awesome, I just got one, I'm just not sure how to transfer her without being eaten....
 

TTstinger

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do it in the bath tub plug the drain and stick it in it's new home enjoy
 

Rain_Flower

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do it in the bath tub plug the drain and stick it in it's new home enjoy
In the tub??? Nooooo. I mean, she came in this little plastic container and i took the lid off and set her little container in to the tank, hoping she'll just crawl out eventually but i dunno if that'll work... And I really wanna get her out so i can take out the old container cause she molted in it and i wanna look at it. I've been reading stuff about their bite and I just really don't wanna stick my hand in there....
 

Mallard

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The way you are doing it is likely the best. Thats how I transfered mine and now she is still using her old enclosure as a hide.If you try to force her out of her home she "will" become very defensive. The molts will last a long time so be patient.
Jason
 

TTstinger

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is this you first T if it is you should have gotten a rose hair. take the vial get a cup take it into the tub with the new home and get a a long piece of wire bend the end a little. now open the vial stick the wire into the vial slowlyand fish it out it will come out fast when it comes out put the cup over it then slide a card under the cup. the move the cup over or into the new home and remove the card sliding the T off. now put the lid on
 

DrGigglez666

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Yea mine was hard to get out finally after taking some tongs and pulling the paper towel it was in it ran like crazy luckily i caught it fast boogers!!
 

julesaussies

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They are awesome T's!! Mine are especially crazy at night. The only time they're really slowed down at all is when they are pre-molt. If it were me and you're nervous of the OBT i would just leave its container in there for a while. They can be lightening fast when they want to. i had one run right up the tile wall while attempting to transfer in the tub. When you T moves out of it's old container, i would just pull it out with some tongs when your OBT is tucked in whatever area she makes for her new hide. Congrats and enjoy your new OBT - they're fun!!
 

Paramite

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P. murinus is my only T which has been really, really difficult to rehouse. Other than that, she is a great T!
 

dukegarda

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I had no trouble rehousing mine. = \ Maybe it's defective... LOL

Just put the vial it's in, inside the new container, and tap the ground outside the vial to make it come out thinking it's food, keep luring it out, and then when it's far enough away pull the vial out. That worked for me.
 

Paramite

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Just put the vial it's in, inside the new container, and tap the ground outside the vial to make it come out thinking it's food, keep luring it out, and then when it's far enough away pull the vial out. That worked for me.
Mine is a complete psycho, so sometimes I can't get anything even near her. She either makes a run for it or tries to fang me. :D
 

dukegarda

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I'm talking about my 1" sling. Haha... It was climbing up the side once and I poked it gently down with my finger...
 

Paramite

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Last time it took about 15 minutes to rehouse mine, I think. So these guys can definitely be difficult to deal with. I don't think anyone should get a P. murinus without some experience of aggressive spiders.

It's scary that some pet stores sell these to beginners.
 

beetleman

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ive have 2 aswell awesome spiders.....everything about them,enjoy yours:clap:
 

dukegarda

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Last time it took about 15 minutes to rehouse mine, I think. So these guys can definitely be difficult to deal with. I don't think anyone should get a P. murinus without some experience of aggressive spiders.

It's scary that some pet stores sell these to beginners.
I dunno. I can't agree with that completely. My OBT is my first 'aggressive' spider. How else are you supposed to learn? Get a lividum? But then people will say they should get a different 'aggressive' T first. You know what I mean?

I think the problem lies in not understanding Ts in general, and your own personal comfort level. An 'agro' species should NOT be anyone's first T. No way, that's for sure. Nor a second I believe. I got my OBT as my third T. But I have a pretty vicious rosea, so I learned from that and gained my comfort from that experience. It's really a personal comfort level, if you feel that you're ready, then young Jedi, you are ready. One way to learn, and that is to make mistakes, and experience things. Wait, that's two ways...
 
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