T.apophysis

Valael

Arachnodemon
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How picky are T.apophysis when it comes to humdity / temp? I've really wanted one, but I don't want to throw down $100 and get a spider that I can't get the humdity right for.
 

Immortal_sin

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Nick,
I've heard as picky as T blondi...not speaking from personal experience though.
Maybe someone with one can answer better. I want one myself, but feel the same way...to many horror stories of them and the T blondi dying as slings or juves for me to feel comfortable with spending the $$
Holley
 

King_Looey

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Try to get the temp/humidity just right, they are very picky. If you are a little off, it will live, but get it too wrong, and they may have molting difficulties.
 

rknralf

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They are a pricey tarantula!
I just saw one on e-spiderworld for $150. It was a 2" unsexed s'ling.
They really are impressive though, it would be great if you got the environmental considerations correct and it grew into a monster!
 

King_Looey

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I wouldnt class that size as a sling, maybe a juvenile. I think those spiders should best be brought by experts who will try to breed them, so in a few years time, we can all enjoy them.
 

Mendi

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I've got one of these slings, well, it is pretty close to 2", all hairy and black with bright pink feet. Too bad they loose those when they grown. I keep her on the humid side but not swampy and she seem to be doing fine. I keep my T.blonde in the same type conditions, Both have molted and getting ready for larger homes
 
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