Hi Everyone. I'm new to arachnoboards and still learning how to navigate / use it. Also i'm trying to find out information on starting a tarantula colony. I am the proud owner of 9 t's already, and want to try out a colony because i found a 200 gallon oceanic terrarium for dirt cheap!! From the research that i've done so far, I think I want to try Avicularia Avicularias. They seem to be a good species to colonize. I cannot however find any info on HOW to start the colony. Do I just buy a mature male and female from different dealers, let them mate, then colonize? or...... Can I buy 4 - 6 or maybe even 8 spiders ranging from adults to juveniles and just put them in together? Please any information on this would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!