Since this is new...

Mendi

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Do you think we need to post what type of tarantulas we have, one last time for the new and future members. Even those of us who have been here since the beginning may want to browse though and see what one another have. I know we've done this before, but it is a new, and we can get it out of the way in the beginning. Hopefully the worms won't be tunneling through any more and these will get put into the archives later for future viewing.

So, here are my tarantulas, and other pets...

1=Aphonopelma anax, Texas Tan
1=Aphonopelma behlei, Grand Canyon Black
1=Aphonopelma chalcodes, Dessert Blond
1=Aphonopelma eutylenum, California Ebony
1=Aphonopelma hentzi, Oklahoma Brown
1=Aphonopelma moderatum, Rio Grande Gold
1=Aphonopelma seemanni, Costa Rican Zebra female
2=Aphonopelma species, Yucatan Rust Rump
2=Avicularia avicularia, Guyana Pinktoe 1 male
1=Avicularia versicolor, Antilles Pinktoe
3=Brachypelma albopilosum, Curly Hair
1=Brachypelma emilia, Mexican Redleg
1=Brachypelma pallidum, Rose Grey female
1=Brachypelma smithi, Mexican Redknee male
3=Brachypelma vagans, Mexican Red Rump
1=Ceratogyrus bechuanicus, Curvedhorn
1=Ceratogyrus brachycephalus, Rhino Horned female
1=Ceratogyrus marshalli, Straighthorned
1=Ceratogyrus meridionalis, Zimbabwe Grey male
1=Citharischius crawshayi, King Baboon
2=Cyclosternum fasciatum, Costa Rican Tigerrump
2=Ephebopus murinus, Skeleton Tarantula
2=Eupalaestrus campestratus, Pink Zebra Beauty
2=Grammostola rosea, Chilean Rose 1 female?
1=Grammostola rosea, Red Phase Chilean Rose
3=Heteroscodra maculata, Ornamental Baboon
2=Hysterocrates gigas, Cameroon Red
1=Lasiodora cristatus, Brazilian Red and White female
1=Lasiodora parahybana, Brazilian Salmon Pink Birdeater
1=Nhandu colloratovillosus, Brazilian Black & White
1=Paraphysa scrofa, Chilean Copper
1=Poecilotheria fasciata, Sri Lankan Ornamental
1=Poecilotheria ornata, Fringed Ornamental
1=Poecilotheria regalis, Indian Ornamental
2=Psalmopoeus cambridgei, Trinidad Chevron
1=Pterinochilus murinus, Usumbara
1=Theraphosa apophysis, Goliath Pinkfoot Bird Eater
1=Theraphosa blondi, Goliath Bird Eater female

Also:
2=Pandinus imperator, African Emperor Scorpion @ adults
3=Pandinus imperator, African Emperor Scorpion @ scorplings
2=African Giant Black Millipedes, adults
2=African Giant Black Millipedes, baby & juvenile
**30+= Blaptica dubia, a roach
**20+= Nauphoeta cinerea, Lobster roach
4 male Betta's
6 female Betta's

** The numbers are only guesses, as they are special treats for the arachnids :D

What have you got?
 

Vayu Son

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Inverts:

Brachypelma angustum, Costa Rican Red
Grammastola rosea, Chilean rose female
Haplopelma Lividum, Cobalt Blue
Heteroscodra maculata, Togo Starburst
Paraphysa scrofa, Chilean Copper
Poecilotheria fasciata, Sri Lankan Ornamental female
Psalmopoeus cambridgei, Trinidad Chevron
Psalmopoeus irminia, Suntiger
Pterinochilus sp., Usumbara

soon: Chromatopelma cyanopubescens, Greenbottle Blue female

Reptiles:

2= leopard geckos male/female

Mammals:

australian shephard mix male
 
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King_Looey

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I have a single juvenile curly hair that is my own at the moment. But the family has been keeping Tarantulas since i was 5, we had 12 at one point. I cant believe you have so many spiders, the most i would have is 5. I like to hold all my spiders, and i couldnt do it if i had so many.
 
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tmom44

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My tarantulas

Hi Everyone. In case anyone has forgotten, I am also known on Yahoo as Heesheesmom. I have 8 tarantula-kids. I'll start and go with the order of acquisition, not necessarily age.

1 Chilean Rose Heeshee
1 Avicularia avic Pinkie
2 Hysterocrates ederis Socrates
Hysteria
1 Avicularia versicolor Shanaqua
1 Chaco Golden Aurelia
1 Curley hair Farrah
1 Pecos green ?
(Aphonopelma sp. ) Carlie

I'm looking forward to meeting everyone, discussing our favorite subjects, and learning.
 

Weapon-X

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hi all, not as much as a lot of you but getting there, 6'' inche chilean rose 5'' costa rican zebra soon to have 4'' Indian Ornamental and two 3/4 of an inch pinktoes, and 1 giant desert hairy scorp...--- jeff
 

Valael

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1 Unknown. Bought it thinking it was a Chilean Rose, but I've had someone tell me that it didn't really look like a rose to him. And considering the petstore had other spiders mislabeled, I'm not sure on what it is anymore.

2 Usambaras

1 Tigerrump

1 Giant White Knee

1 Dodoma Baboon

1 P. Regalis
 

MrDeranged

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Inventory

Oh God, are we doing inventory again? Oh well, here goes...

1 P. cambridgei (mature male)
1 P. irminia
1 H. maculata
1 P. regalis
1 P. formosa
1 C. fasciatum (mature male)
1 A. versicolor
1 A. moderatum
1 C. cyanopubescens
2 A. avicularia
1 P. fasciata
1 A. seemani
1 P. striatus
1 C. sanderii
1 H sp. "longipendum" (aka C. paganus)
1 B. vagans
1 X. immanis
1 H. minax
1 N. vulpinus
1 E. pulcherrimuklaasi
2 B. boehmei
1 H. albostriatum
1 A. chalcodes
1 G. pulchra
4 B. albopilosum
2 P. murinus (usumbara) (1 mature male)
2 B. smithi
1 A. geniculata
1 G. rosea
1 A. bicoloratum
1 C. meridionalis (may be P. sjostedti)
1 P. sp (Dodoma baboon)
1 P. ornata
1 M. robustum
1 G. aureostriatum
1 B. emilia
1 A. hentzi
1 P. scrofa
1 E. weijenberghi
1 E. campestratus
1 L. parahybana
1 H. lividum
1 P. fortis
1 B. sp. (Yucaton Black)
1 E. murinus
1 E. rufescens
20 H. gigas

1 P. imperator

1 S. subspinipes (Malaysian)
2 S. subspinipes mutilans (Chinese redheads)
1 S. morsitans (Tanzanian blue ring)
2 S. sp. (PR giants)
1 S. heros castaneiceps (Texas redhead)
1 S. sp. (Flameleg)
1 S. sp. (Tanzanian copperback)
1 S. sp. (Tanzanian redhead)
1 S. sp. (Tanzanian blackhead)

Of course this list will need to be updated on Sunday after we return from the reptile show......

:)

Scott
 

King_Looey

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What do you people keep your Tarantulas in? I insisit on every Tarantula having its own heated glass tank, with full decoration. I would not have the space to keep so many if they all had glass tanks.
 

Vayu Son

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Tarantulariums

I keep mine in anything from petpals to 10 gallon aquariums. Most of the slings are in spice jars or vials. Will put some of the arboreals in large banana pepper jars.
 

MrDeranged

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Let's see if this works, here's my collection and what it's contained in



Included in the pics are:

Beanie Baby containers
Mini Pet Pals
Small Pet Pals
Medium Pet Pals
Medium Sterlite Show-Offs
2 1/2 Gallon Tanks
Assorted Sizes of Deli Dishes
Assorted Sizes of Pill Vials

Right now the biggest enclosures I am using are the 2 1/2 Gallon Tanks and the Medium Sterlite Show-Offs

Scott
 

Immortal_sin

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My T room is also my computer room, and it looks alot like Scott's, just not so many ts.
here we go:

G pulchra~ immature male
A urticans ~ mature female
P cambridgei ~ immature female?
L cristatus ~ sling
A anax ~ immature female
B smithi ~ mature female
A seemanni ~ immature male?
N carapoensis? (possibly) mature female
E campestratus ~ mature female
M robustum ~ immature female?
Aphonopelma sp. (local to Carlsbad)
Aphonopelma sp. 'Cuernavaca'
giant vinegaroon
Pterinochilus sp (2) 'Usambara' mature females (gravid?)
B albopilosum ~ mature female w/ eggsac
A chalcodes ~ immature female
L parahybana ~ immature female?
H lividum ~ mature female
C brachycephalus ~ mature male
G rosea ~ (2) mature females
C cyaneopubescens (2) immature females?
A geniculata ~ immature male?
B albopilosum (3) slings
C crayshawi (2) immature ??
B vagans ~ immature female
G areostriatum ~ sling
E campestratus ~ immature female
A versicolor (2) slings
A eutylenum (2) slings
A hentzi ~ sling
C fasciatum ~ ?? (hiding now for 3 weeks)
G rosea ~ sling
1 desert millipede
and 4 walking sticks
3 ratties
2 dogs
1 pig
and a partridge in a pear tree....LOL
j/k
a colony of hissers..innn a tubbbbb
 

rknralf

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I currently have 9 tarantulas:

6" Grammostola rosea (Chilean Rose)(Female)("Rose")
6" Pterinochilus sp. (Usambara)(Female)("Oscar")
5.5" Aphonopelma seemani (Costa Rican Zebra)(Female)("Boo")
5.5" Acanthoscurria geniculata (White Knee)(Male)("Erik")
4.5" Brachypelma albopilosum (Curly Hair)(Female)("Fuzzy")
4.5" Avicularia avicularia (Pink Toe)(Female)("Piglet")
4" Acanthoscurria geniculata (White Knee)(Male)("Sam")
4" Pterinochilus weidenmanni (Chocolate Baboon)(Female)("Cocoa")
3.5" Brachypelma smithi (Red Knee)(Male)("Emilio")

We also have a Russian Tortise, a Guinea Pig, a Hamster, a cat, and Fish.

Aren't pets wonderful!
 

King_Looey

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I do think that is tight. All those tubs piled on top of each other. I could never keep them in such small spaces. Would you like to live in a flat, or a large mansion? . Im not having a go at you, its up to you how you keep them, they wouldnt survive like that in britain, its too cold. But dont you think you should get glass tanks? In britain, a 10 gallon tank is £10, its worth the extra cash.
 

MrDeranged

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Originally posted by King_Looey
I do think that is tight. All those tubs piled on top of each other. I could never keep them in such small spaces. Would you like to live in a flat, or a large mansion? . Im not having a go at you, its up to you how you keep them, they wouldnt survive like that in britain, its too cold. But dont you think you should get glass tanks? In britain, a 10 gallon tank is £10, its worth the extra cash.
Ahhh, but I'm not a tarantula that is used to living in a 5 inch wide hole about 6 inches underground either. You have to remember that in the wild, once a tarantula settles into an area, they very rarely move very far at all. At the most, they may travel a few inches from the mouth of their burrow. Otherwise, all they do is wait at the mouth of it for prey to come by. They don't need alot of room 2 x wide by 3 x long is just a guideline. Many times you can go smaller and many times you need to go bigger. My t's are not the type to go exploring (except for the mature males:) ) They don't make dashes for freedom and they eat when I feed them. Many of them are quite fat and I'm assuming content with their surroundings no matter the size.

You also have to understand that I'm not in Britain either, it's much warmer in my house. The avg temps are between 68 F at the lowest and probably about 85 at the highest. More than adequate enough for my T's. No external heating sources needed.

To be honest with you, why on earth would I want more glass tanks? The ones I have are bulky heavy and if I ever drop one, it will shatter into a million pieces. The pet pals are more than secure enough, they're light and they're clear and they're alot cheaper than buying a glass tank and locking lid for it. They're also, as you can see, stackable. :) When my t's need to be moved to something bigger, they will be. My biggest T, M. robustum, which is probably between 6 - 8 inches LS is doing quite fine in the Medium Sterlite Show-Off.

Scott
 

King_Looey

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I just think much of presentation. they are show animals, so why not make the place they live nice to look at as well. Petpals stacked on each other dont look nice at all, they make the place look messy. Neatly arranged, well secured glass tanks make the place look great if they include foliage. I'm going to get pics of my spider next week, i'll take pics of the place it lives and post them.
 

Henry Kane

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Presentation can be achieved quite nicely in a PetPal as well, but when you keep over 50 inverts, glass is just too impractical. I do use some glass tanks for my largest arboreals and a couple of the largets terrestrials. Most of my collection reside in Petpals. I even have an entire room just for my bugs and there's no way I could keep every bug in glass. Plus, the Patpals do come in every possible size needed. (again, except for the largest arboreals)
But hey, if ya got the room for it....
 

Immortal_sin

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IF I had the room, I would certainly make every enclosure a 'showpiece'. However, since going to the ATS conference, and watching E Anne's seminar about tank decorations, I've realized you don't have to have a glass aquarium to make a cool looking terrarium.
MOST of mine, even the petpals, AND the Glad plastic containers, have cheap but cool decorations in them, cork bark, silk leaves, etc. My A versicolor slings are in baby juice cups, with nasal canula tube to web around...heeheeh!
It looks really cool, it's amazing what a little imagination and the Goodwill store can do!
My arboreals have champagne glasses with long stems for water dishes, and I've hot glued wine corks together to make a climbing surface. Glass ashtrays also make great water dishes for the larger terrestrial Ts.
The point is, you don't have to have alot of room for your Ts, or spend alot of money, or even use GLASS to have things look nice.
One of my Ts is in a sun tea container :)
Holley
 
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Back to the subject of which Ts we have, I have two rosehairs, one redknee and one pinktoe. All are in those flat longish reptile ranches except the pinktoe, which is in a 3.5g tank.. taller than the rest so it can climb :) And whoa, I wish I had the space for all those Ts like mrderanged, I want more Ts and when I get the space....(evil grin)
 

savian

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Ok
1 P.Fasciata (belongs to wife)
1 P.Regalis (wife)
1 P.Cambridgei
1 H.Minax
2 H.Lividum
1 C.Crawshayi
1 B.Smithi
1 P.Irminia
1 C.Cyaneopubescens
1 G.Rosea
1 P.Cancerides
1 A.Versicolor
2 Usumbara Baboon
1 P.Sp. (Dodoma Baboon)
1 B.Sp. (Yucaton Black)
1 Giant Pink Birdeater
1 Golith Pinkfoot Birdeater
1 A.Bicoloratum
More to come after reptile show :D
other pets are
1 Rat large (wifes)
1 Mouse (wifes)
2 Cats
1 Dog rotty/newfoundland mix
1 Betta fish
I think I got everyone:D ;) :)
 
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