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sorry its a rosie question

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by smokin420311, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. smokin420311

    smokin420311 Arachnopeon

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    hello all i say sorry in advance
    i have serveral t and 3 of them are rosies
    one rosie in perticular is acting strange it used to be chill like the others
    just sitting around and beaing a t ya know nothing
    now in the last few days he is rrunning around his tank like a bat out of hell
    i have no idea y i havent changed any thing temp is about 80 humidty is about 70 is this normal? substrate is coco fiber
    a little damp at the bottom dry on top does not want food witch is normal he ests like once or twice a month at most any help to get my t to calm down would be cool
    ps sorry i spell real bad
     
  2. gvfarns

    gvfarns Arachnoprince Old Timer

    You have to provide more information than that. Your setup is within the "acceptable" bounds. Is your T a mature male?

    Maybe it's just in the mood to run around?
     
  3. desertdweller

    desertdweller Arachnoprince

    No need to apologize for asking a rosea question. That's how most of us got started. I love roseas!!!

    Roseas like it dry, no wet in their tank at all. This could be it. Also, is it a male or female and has it molted lately? Mature males do the kind of behavior you talk about.
     
  4. smokin420311

    smokin420311 Arachnopeon

    this rosie i have no info on cant tell if its as femal or male got it at pets plus impuls buy they had it in a small real smal tank wit two emporer scoripens that took over its hide log and no one wanted to touch it to get him out so i did and then decided to keep him i have had him/her for about 4 months looks to be an adult substrate is dry i guess i will take a pic and see if its a femal or male
     
  5. FishermanSteve

    FishermanSteve Arachnosquire Old Timer

    i pic would be very helpful and it disgusts me that they would have scorps and t's together... eventually it will be 2 scorpions and no t or no scorpions and one t... thats horrible
     
  6. smokin420311

    smokin420311 Arachnopeon

    tried to take pic but lots of glare you know how to get rid of it?
     
  7. kupo969

    kupo969 Arachnoangel

    If you are having a hard time then take a look at the bottom part of its front 2 legs (NOT the pedipalps). If you see tibial spurs (hooks), then it is a mature male. Another indication is the "boxing glove" look the pedipalps get after molting to a MM.


    Here's a link as to what tibial spurs look like:
    http://www.thebts.co.uk/old_articles/images/plate5.jpg
    http://www.atshq.org/articles/gif/male.jpg
    http://www.bighairyspiders.com/pix/rosea-spurs1.jpg

    "Boxing glove" pedipalps:
    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/the.tarantula.store/male1.jpg
    http://www.bighairyspiders.com/pix/rosea-palps1.jpg
     
  8. c'est ma

    c'est ma Arachnobaron Old Timer

    1. If you can turn off the flash, do so.

    2. If you have a macro setting, use it.

    3. If you cannot turn off the flash, angle the camera so that the light from the flash will not be reflected back to the camera lens (i.e., avoid straight-on shots).

    4. If glare is coming from surrounding reflective surfaces (table tops, e.g.; or even light-colored upholstery) you can eliminate it by covering the surfaces with dark towels, black/dark construction paper, etc.

    5. If the glare is actually overexposure, you're probably going to have to bite the bullet and brave your owner's manual and see if you have manual settings.

    HTH. :)

    --Diane
     
  9. gvfarns

    gvfarns Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Change the angle between your lens and whatever it's reflecting off of so the light will reflect away. Try a 45 degree angle.

    For this question a picture from above will be fine, and there is no surface to reflect off of if you take it from above.
     
  10. arachyd

    arachyd Arachnobaron Old Timer

    NJ
    If you have an automatic flash you can also simply take the T's tank outside on a bright day - your flash won't go off and there will be plenty of light for a good pic. This worked for me on a camera that got dropped causing it to be stuck on the last settings.
     
  11. clam1991

    clam1991 Arachnoangel Old Timer

    well right off the bat i dont think you should keep the humidity that high
    they like it fairly dry except for a water dish
    so that might be the reason why its freaking
    and another reason it would freak out is because its a rosie:rolleyes:

    some pics would help when my ts mature they are no londer hiders they run around and never sit still for too long

    when you get pics we ca figure it out but for now lower the humidity;)
     
  12. smokin420311

    smokin420311 Arachnopeon

    here ya go she did not seem happy haven me bug her for a photo shoot i hate dusturbing my ts
     

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  13. unitard311

    unitard311 Arachnoknight

    i don't see hooks. i have a confirmed female rosie and she will do everything from just sitting there to climbing and digging and webbing ect. yours is gorgeous!
     
  14. c'est ma

    c'est ma Arachnobaron Old Timer


    I'd say you've conquered your picture problems. ;) Nice job!
     
  15. kupo969

    kupo969 Arachnoangel

    You can't see hooks because those pics are at a bad angle. Also, I can KINDA see one pedipalp and I can't really tell if it is a boxing glove. Try to get a side shot of its front two legs or a clear pic of its pedipalps.
     
  16. reclusa

    reclusa Arachnoknight Old Timer


    I agree, a side shot would help. I think that is a male pedipelp also.

    John
     
  17. smokin420311

    smokin420311 Arachnopeon

    ok hope these are better
     

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  18. kupo969

    kupo969 Arachnoangel

    Put him in a ring, he's ready to fight!
     
  19. That is Definitely a male try putting him out for loan if you don't have a female.
    they only live for a year and a half at most after maturing well at least thats how long my males did i regret letting them go to waste
     
  20. arachyd

    arachyd Arachnobaron Old Timer

    NJ
    Yep, he's freaking out because he's looking for love. He will most likely keep pacing around until he simply wears out.
     
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