Today in the Spider Room?

8 legged

Arachnodemon
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I had another eventful Sunday. On the one hand, Ybyrapora diversipes slings have moved in and many animals have been moved or freshly made...

My Chilobrachys kaeng krachan and Theraphosinae sp spiura slings - at least the rest that was not given away - are growing and have swapped the small doses for larger ones today. They are from 05.2021.
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The N. incei are also growing excellently and are fit. Here a "golden one" from 09.2021.
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I separated a total of 52 P. murinus (rcf - from 11.2021) and packed them in photo boxes.
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Grammostola pulchripes from 10.2021
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Then some real spiders got a bigger enclosure ... Heteropoda davidbosie - Barylestis scutatus (the fastest and most nerve-wracking slings I've ever had), the second picture of the B. s. shows her in her typical posture.
Both are from 08.2021.
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Incidentally, these containers are ingenious for some more sensitive types, even without cross ventilation!
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Last but not least, I have put this beautiful T. blondi girl in a new place. The last moult was four days ago...
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Greetings and stay healthy!
 
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jrh3

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Pulled my OBT sac after 26 days. EWLโ€™s into the incubator. Hopefully they will molt in a week or so. Went smoother than I thought, mom was pissed but just a few slaps.



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Ungoliant

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I watched my recently matured male Caribena versicolor drop his bolus in his water dish and then immediately take a long drink from the same dish.
 

Hydrazine

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I watched my recently matured male Caribena versicolor drop his bolus in his water dish and then immediately take a long drink from the same dish.
Same with my T.albo AF.

I know I'm antropomorphising, but I coulda sworn she looked me right in the eye as she slowly lowered the bolus into the bowl.



And then, just a minute later...

 

Venom671

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My E. murinus' little resident made a web blanket over her burrow, thought it was pretty neat.
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Kibosh

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She hunting. Feeding day. Minutes after I plopped a crick in there my MF A. Gabeli came out to track it down. Became very frustrated with the stupid fake plant though lol sure she will get it later. PXL_20211210_090520566.jpg
 

8 legged

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Sunday = spider day!
Everything freshly made and fed again!

The mother of many kaeng krachan slings after her first molt for 12 months. In May she built a successful egg sack!
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Another fossorial ... a young H. himalayana
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A recently moulted B. simoroxigorum
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N. panamanaus
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M. balfouri rests in the middle of the net
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A small hamorii from 2019
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gabrielgartner

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Rehoused a couple speedy arboreals in tarantula crib acrylic enclosures... Went about as smoothly as one could hope ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜….
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Hydrazine

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Today I've officially given up on trying to comprehend what the F is going on with my A.geniculata.
Every time I come home, her enclosure is rearranged.
First she drags a fake plant down from the slope above the hidey hole.
Then she spends some time first expanding said hole, than hiding in it.
Then she stuffs the fake plant in there.
Then she somehow fits herself inside as well.
Then she drags the other fake plant down and dumps it in the water dish.
And as I'm typing this, it seems that she's attempting to drag the first fake plant back out of the hole while also webbing up the entrance.
 

Rigor Mortis

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Either I'm getting worse at aiming with mealworms or my spiders are all getting worse at hunting. Went to feed my B. hamorii today, usually one of my more voracious eaters, she completely missed the worm and won't get it. I tried to get her to move over to it and she was not registering that it was there. I know she's gotta be hungry, she's not anywhere close to being in premoult.
 

KenNet

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I found my female Orphnaecus philippinus dead ๐Ÿ˜ข I have no clue what caused that. I raised her from a sling and she molted successfully just a couple weeks ago. Orphnaecus is one of my favorite genus and this individual was special for me. Very sad ๐Ÿ˜ข
 

antinous

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Every other day I tend to check on my 0.0.3 ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ข ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜บ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ด and 0.0.2 ๐˜Ÿ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด sp. โ€˜Brightโ€™ as theyโ€™re a bit more dependent on moisture compared to my other ๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ถ๐˜ด, ๐˜Ÿ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด, etc. so I try to snap some photos to look back on as they grow.

Surprisingly, the group of๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ข ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜บ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ด I have are the most skittish, even when compared to the ๐˜Ÿ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด species I keep. No hair kicking tho which is great.

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spideyspinneret78

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I found my female Orphnaecus philippinus dead ๐Ÿ˜ข I have no clue what caused that. I raised her from a sling and she molted successfully just a couple weeks ago. Orphnaecus is one of my favorite genus and this individual was special for me. Very sad ๐Ÿ˜ข
Awww. I'm sorry. That sucks.
 

Rigor Mortis

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My dad joined me in T keeping last week and we fed his tarantula today. It's a juvenile male B. hamorii and he eats like a champ! :) Also my GBB finally ate a few days ago which was a relief.
 

jrh3

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Separated the OBT sac today, putting everything up and the wife hollers, โ€œ there is a spider on the counter!!!โ€. Not sure how it got out, lol. Second time ever having contact with a tarantula bare skin. Always a catch cup, but this time, it was the spider and my hand lol.
 
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