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liquidfluidity

Arachnoknight
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There's lots of info but I think a post where a lot of good info can be collected and stickied, would be nice
 

liquidfluidity

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I use a mix of Reptisoil, forest moss, peat, and vermiculite, and charcoal. Drains good while retaining moisture excellently. I have had very very very, low instances of mold, but that's a crap shoot for sure.
 

RadicalSquire7

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I use a mix of Reptisoil, forest moss, peat, and vermiculite, and charcoal. Drains good while retaining moisture excellently. I have had very very very, low instances of mold, but that's a crap shoot for sure.
i just started using a mix of vermiculite, eco earth, peat, and moss with a drainage layer at the bottom for bio active use.
 

liquidfluidity

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I actually use a good inch of vermiculite for a false bottom. Holds a lot of moisture. First enclosure that I experiment with, went over 6 months without needing water. No mold either 👍
 

The Spider House

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Stirmi
Can you define "bad"? Were they just infertile, or was there a mold issue, or did the female just toss it or?
Stirmi abandoned sac and eggs were black and Rock hard. Blondi both kept sacs but when pulled after 50 days the eggs inside were also black
 

Liquifin

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10inch blondi so far. All the female blondi about that size. Stirmi also about 10 inch. Biggest apophysis I would say is 9.5 atm.
I have never in my life seen a 10'' or 25cm legspan Theraphosa before. I need to see an actual measurement for me to believe that and also one that isn't stretched out like trying to pull a rubberband as far as it'll stretch.
 

esa space station

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I've been keeping theraphosa blondi a while on/off and am interested in breeding behaviour e.g if they are gravid .as some I've paired (6wk ago)are huge.if anyone has any insight on these would be cool.last one i had molted out and was easy to see she was gravid .but on 12th week after first mating it was cool to see.this girl fattened up so hoping she gravid
 

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I have never in my life seen a 10'' or 25cm legspan Theraphosa before. I need to see an actual measurement for me to believe that and also one that isn't stretched out like trying to pull a rubberband as far as it'll stretch.
I have a picture of a T stirmi that I think, if measured correctly, is about 25cm. Don't have permission from the owner of the pic so I'll PM you.
 
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esa space station

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I've been keeping theraphosa blondi a while on/off and am interested in breeding behaviour e.g if they are gravid .as some I've paired (6wk ago)are huge.if anyone has any insight on these would be cool.last one i had molted out and was easy to see she was gravid .but on 12th week after first mating it was cool to see.this girl fattened up so hoping she gravid
hoping this one could be gravid .much much bigger 0.1 t blondi
 

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