- Sep 16, 2015
Steroids!? Freaking amazing blondi.
I wouldn't suggest trying to overthrow the existing convention of using legspan, as 1) keepers are so accustomed to using that substituting body length would cause confusion and 2) legspan is a useful metric for determining appropriate dimensions in an enclosure (as you mentioned). But it could be interesting to include body length alongside legspan.After thinking about this for a minute, I have to change my response to the most accurate way to measure a tarantula. I'm aware that in the scientific community body length is used, but in keeping tarantulas or other spiders and arachnids as pets perhaps leg span needs to stay the standard. Only because one needs to know the leg span in order to provide an appropriate sized container to house it in.
I think this was simply chosen as the metric that produces the biggest (most impressive) number.I don't know why diagonal leg span is ever used though. Measuring from one side seems to be sufficient.
Jeez, that's not even completely extended, either. The legs could go out a bit more. and that's a MOLT! How big is the real deal?
OP, you like the large, fast growing species but don't mention Pamphobeteus? Surely you have some right???Hello fellow hobbyists,
I have always been very interested in the large fast growing species. So I've got plenty of the big new world terrestrial species such as : T.Stirmi, A .Geniculata, L.parahybana, L. Difficilis, N. Chromatus and P. Cancerides.
But one spider I don't own is the true T. Blondi because they are super expensive here in Canada and they are so similar to the stirmi. Do they really get any bigger? From what I've read it's the T. Blondi and T. Apophysis that get the biggest. Is there any truth to this? Is it worth buying at 350$ a sling? I have a 5 inch female stirmi thats grown like a weed and she's arguably the my favorite spider species in terms of growth and feeding response. So to all who have experienced within the genus I would love to hear if your stirmi got as big as your other theraphosa.
Thanks and good day
SERIOUSLY???? No one noticed the 11 and 12 were photo-shopped? None of you other metric users know that 20cm equals about 8"???? FAKE NEWS!!!
I guess Mark Twain was right.SERIOUSLY???? No one noticed the 11 and 12 were photo-shopped? None of you other metric users know that 20cm equals about 8"???? FAKE NEWS!!!
Welp jokes on me. I actually noticed that the 12 and 13 were misaligned with the ticks. Didn't think anything of it at the time.
11 inches = 27.9 cmLooking at the inch tick marks compared to the cm marks it appears to be about 11" still pretty big
LOL nice shot of the FINGER board in your avitarSo... Does anyone know how big the average skateboard is?
Mine are longboards and they run somewhere around forty inches.So... Does anyone know how big the average skateboard is?
lol, I'm surprised no one else picked up on that, although I suspect @AphonopelmaTX did. I was far to lazy to change the CM lol, and I figured on a American based board, most people wouldn't notice. Bottom line, don't believe everything you see or read on the internetSERIOUSLY???? No one noticed the 11 and 12 were photo-shopped? None of you other metric users know that 20cm equals about 8"???? FAKE NEWS!!!
Just to be clear, I'm not that Tom lol. His popularity on YouTube seems to be growing, because I find myself being confused with him more and more. He's a much nicer person then I am, so I would feel bad if people think I'm him lol.I'm a big fan of your blog and YouTube channel Tom. Although you may not agree, Im honored to see that you chimed in.