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Packing 9" P.Ornata

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Spiderman24, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. Spiderman24

    Spiderman24 Arachnoknight

    Well title says most of it. I have a huge p.ornata Ive gotta pack up soon and I'm looking for good advise or methods to packing such a fast large and defensive tarantula. the largest I've ever packed was about 6" and I have received a bite from this girl so I am looking for safe easy way to do this any advise is gladly accepted. Thank you for taking the moment to read this and if so for replying.

  2. ranchulas

    ranchulas Arachnobaron

    I remember an old thread about a cup method of moving T's?? May help.
  3. Spiderman24

    Spiderman24 Arachnoknight

    should i just search cup method or something?
  4. BrettG

    BrettG Arachnoprince

    Easiest way to get it into the final cup for shipping is to fashion a funnel of sorts and run the spider through it.We have done this with great success.
  5. ranchulas

    ranchulas Arachnobaron

    Well the thread I am thinking about used the cup method to get the T, then used a ziplock type bag and moved the T into the baggy. Once in the bag you could manipulate the shape of the bag to the shape of the shipping container and get the T to safely move into the container. You can search cup method to see that method but I havent found the bag thread I had seen before???
  6. Spiderman24

    Spiderman24 Arachnoknight

    I was thinking about picking her up in her hide and setting the front end into the final deli cup and then just using my paint brush to get her to go into the deli cup but my main concern with that is her turning around and charging whch she does seem to do a lot.

    ---------- Post added 10-09-2011 at 08:57 PM ----------

    I have heard about using the bag before but this girl is huge and i thin she could destroy the freezer bag. lol
  7. BrettG

    BrettG Arachnoprince

    Just get your final cup lined with paper towels or however you do it,and fashion a large funnel out of newspaper and put the smaller end an inch or so into the deli,then put the hide in the funnel and prod her out like you mentioned.. Should work like a charm.We did this with our 8 inch N.tripepii who was a nightmare and it went pretty smoothly. I would not try the bag with that big girl either,that beast could go crazy and get loose.
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  8. Spiderman24

    Spiderman24 Arachnoknight

    Rofl so agree about the bag i just see that ending horribly im going to give your funnel method a shot it seems to be worth it.
  9. Redneck

    Redneck Arachnoprince

    If the funnel method does not work... Get a bottle, cut the bottom off of it, trap the T in the bottle, set the bottom of the bottle on top of the final packing container, and take the lid off the bottle, and prod it in the packing container.

    Simple, quick, and safe for both you and the T....
  10. Spiderman24

    Spiderman24 Arachnoknight

    She is to fat to get her but through a bottles top lol.
  11. You cut the bottom off of the bottle, she doesn't go through the top of the bottle. You use a long paintbrush or whatever stuck through the top opening of the bottle to "herd" her into the deli. The open bottom of the bottle is aligned with the deli you have ready to ship her in.
  12. Hobo

    Hobo ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Staff Member

    The bag will work if done correctly, and there is no chance for it to get loose, or bite you at all. With that funnel, you're relying on her willingness to go into it. IME, most Ts would rather go back to familiar territory than unfamiliar, so I've found the only way the funnel works reliably is if the T is out of its enclosure anyway.

    I've done this with a ~7" L. violaceopes on numerous occasions. I wouldn't think 2" more would make a difference, and they never show hostility towards the bag or think of it as somethin to bite/destroy. In fact, once they're in the bag, they find the tightest area and "hide" in there.

    Either method though, I wouldn't think you'll have any trouble.
  13. Spiderman24

    Spiderman24 Arachnoknight

    Yeah I cant see 2" making a difference either and the bag does seem like it would be just a simple shoe in. so maybe I should do that.

    ---------- Post added 10-09-2011 at 09:41 PM ----------

    Yeah I cant see 2" making a difference either and the bag does seem like it would be just a simple shoe in. so maybe I should do that.
  14. 0siris

    0siris Arachnosquire

  15. DamoK21

    DamoK21 Arachnosquire

    First make your packaging up, then take the tube out of a roll of kitchen towel, stuff one end with paper....

    Put the tube infront of the spider, coax her in, cap the top so she doesnt come flying back out, put the fang end of the tube at the entrance (if not about a cm inside the packaging) of the package, uncap the fang end of the tube, and the abdomen end of the tub, gently coax her into her packaging, get the top of the packaging place it on the deli cup (or what ever packaging your using), put lid on...

    Done, and Dusted
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