Seeing as everyone seems to like moult pictures...

Lopez

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Here's my baby Miguel (Curly hair) moulting last week. I thought these things were supposed to be slow growers? He almost doubled in size!

After nearly 3 hours on his back utterly motionless, the actual moult was done and dusted in around half an hour









 

Lopez

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Shortly after that last pic was taken (a few days after the moult) he and ate 9 mealworms in one sitting. :eek:
 

MrT

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Oh yes,
Great molting pics.
You've got to love taking those..:D

Ernie
 

Code Monkey

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Good pictures and anyone who told you that curlies are slow growers was full of it. You can raise a female from egg sac to dropping an egg sac of her own in under two years. They're one of the fastest growing Ts out there.
 

Lopez

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Originally posted by Code Monkey
Good pictures and anyone who told you that curlies are slow growers was full of it. You can raise a female from egg sac to dropping an egg sac of her own in under two years. They're one of the fastest growing Ts out there.
Excellent :D It literally sits there and eats until it gets those wierd "stretch marks" on it's abdomen. It's the one spider I think could overfeed. When I first got it it ploughed its way through 15 crickets in 4 days. Absolute eating machine.
 

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:eek: Wow, those are fantastic! If curlies grow that fast, then how long do they live ? I would so love to get another T, but its just not in the budget w/a 400 $ vet bill! :(
 

Lopez

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Thanks for the comments guys - I'm really getting the hang of using the Macro mode on my camera now. :)

I'm told female Curlies live for around 15 years. To be honest, I'd never even considered keeping one as I thought they were boring, but they're a gorgeous T in the flesh, and have a very solid and chunky build. :)
 

Bry

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Lopez, those are some sweet pics. I'm in the market for a new digi cam. What kind is yours?

Bry
 

Lopez

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Mine is a Fuji Finepix A204. It's basically this years version of the 2600Zoom I think, but it takes 2 batteries instead of 4, and battery life is improved too.

Cost me £175 a couple of months ago.
 
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SpiderTwin

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Curly Hair Molt

Very nice Pics Lopez!
I haven't been lucky enough to catch any of my T's in the process of molting yet. I just got a digital camera and I am hoping to get some pics eventually. Thanks for sharing your pics.
 

Lostkat

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Re: Curly Hair Molt

I got the same camera as Leon because I was so impressed with his pictures when he took some of my B. emilia. Macro mode is an absolute godsend :) The best investment I've made this year!
 
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