- Feb 5, 2018
I fed my small Phlogius crassipes slings, played the usual "I'm gonna jump out and go for a few laps before dinner" game. Young Geoffrey likes to work up an appetite.
good thought. I've got a couple of lividum coming as part of a swap for a bunch of males. They are breaking the ice, as I have zero Asian terrestrials in the collection at present. If history and experience hold true, the melting of this particular glacier is likely to become a torrent in short order. Don't know what my bias has been against them....Get yoself a Lampropelma violaceopes
BEST ORDER EVER, AMEN: 4 Phormies, 2 bucket list arboreals, two adorable dwarfs, and an iron in the fire for my avatar: P. Sp. "Full Green", P. Sp. "Gold Carapace," P. Atrichromatus, P. Cancerides, P. Metallica, E. cyanognathus, a free C. Perezmilesi, and the wee-est wee little A. cf purpurea you have ever seen...what a cutie-patootie! Along with six actual old fashioned raffle tickets for the T. seledonia giveaway later this month. How fun!What'd you get, what'd you get!?
Would Hagrid be John the Baptist?I feel like that memeable
Blue Fang, of course, you silly boy!Please explain to me the Theraphosidae related to the 'Cold' Smilies
So how is the Chamber of Understanding coming? I'm crazy excited to hear if you've gotten your cages in the shelves and your spiders in the cages.The official name for the spider room is The Chamber of Understanding, the noteworthy thing that happened was putting book cases in there. I'm crazy excited
Just outside of Houston. I go all over the city though for work, fun and family.Go Dad! Rah Rah Rah!
Hey, where are you in Texas BTW?
I've got family on the U.S. side of the border and I've caught a few Ts down there. I think they're aphonopelma hentzi. I was either 5 or 6 when I caught them and I ended up drying them and framing them. My mom wouldn't let me keep them alive even though I really wanted to. I'm also planning an excursion to the Davis Mountains this summer to go looking for S. Heros, my mom does not approve of that either.There's some great spiders in East Texas!
Beauty!This is what happened in the spider/living room yesterday!
Avicularia avicularia Egg Sac #2Currently on day 1.
I'm so sorry to hear about thatSo how is the Chamber of Understanding coming? I'm crazy excited to hear if you've gotten your cages in the shelves and your spiders in the cages.
I could use some upbeat news. I just came back in the house after going out to dispatch my first injured desert blond of the year. Had to pull her out of the dog's mouth. Rescuing is really an up-and-down thing. Often they're perfectly fine. Sometimes they're not. This was a euthanasia situation.
My mother actually named my spider room. She calls it "your hide." Some of us are just introverted, okay?!
Took me some digging, but this is the snake in question. (My mom said she couldn't see the snake against the camo so I threw on a black T)It's the least likely State Park in the world, and my absolute favorite in the United States.
Was your Coachwhip a pink 'un, a red-n-black 'un, or a brown 'un?
Aww, thank you!Our little hillbilly was incorrect. I believe what you got there is your basic fabulous bull snake--or gopher snake, hard to tell in the photo. Was it a little hissy and spitty at first or was it a sweetie pie from the get-go? Did it stand its ground or Bolt? And how fast was it?
Regardless, what a gorgeous creature! And don't you have the best smile on the planet!
Looks like my lovely rescue gopher. They're sweet snakes. Mine let me cut it out of wire without so much as a fuss. Unfortunately, he'd managed to slice his stomach up struggling before I found him and made himself unreleasable. He's still kicking, though. The most he ever does is hiss at me.Well I was suspicious right off. If it had been a Coachwhip, you wouldn't have caught it. They don't call them Red Racers for nothing. Also, if they think you're about to catch them, they'll turn around and fly at your face with their mouths open. They don't actually bite, but they'll scare the pee right into your boots when they do that.
I'm betting you've got a gopher snake there. Bull snakes are stockier and can be pretty hissy and puffy at you, but gopher snakes are more likely to flee and less likely to bite. Whichever, it's a beautiful thing. And what a wonderful place for it to live. I bet there are gophers and ratties galore around all that water. I think cienegas are some of the most rarefied environments on the planet. Beautiful and amazing arachnids in that area, too!