Well this sucks...

Ariel

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I'm just having a really bad time this week. First my supposedly female A. avicularia molts into a mature male. Then I pretty much lose contact with the person I was doing a trade with (never presented me with an exact time and location to meet) so it never happened. (the poor communication with them is really starting to irritate me). Now, I just got home from work to find my only surviving P. irminia sling dead. :( I got two a couple of weeks ago as freebies, the first one died with in a week, this one hung on for awhile but he never looked great and now he's gone. I wanted a P. irminia for so long, and now I've lost both of them.
 

ZergFront

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Sorry you're having tough times. Never fun losing tarantulas. :(
 

GPulchra

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I'm so sorry to hear that, Ariel. Hopefully, you'll be more lucky next time.
 

Ariel

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Thanks guys, it does suck, but it's a part of the hobby and I know that. Hopefully I'll have better luck with my next P. irminias when I can get my hands on some more.
 

Hentzi

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Holy Cow bad week then pal sorry to hear this, if its any consolation I have had two molt out male this week that were sold as females its annoying but it happens. Buy some more T's to ease you pain that's what I usually do.
 

Terry D

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Ariel, Hugs for ya. Sorry to hear. I lost my only sling of this interesting species to a tiny cricket!:(

Terry
 

opticle

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makes you feel like sh!t i know but trust me it'll get better :D
 

B8709

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Opticle, Using ! to censor your own cursing isn't allowed either. Read the rules.

Sorry for your problems, OP.
 

Blayde

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I know your pain about the moults. I had 3 Pre-adult Pokies, P. ornata, P. regalis, P. pederseni. 2 were from one dealer, 1 was from a completely different dealer. All in 1 week, they all matured Male. Thankfully I could breed the pederseni and I traded the other 2 off to breed. I was REALLY disappointed that my Ornata was male. I was hoping against all odds that was a female. There was 2 there, I really hope the second wasnt a female:(
 

Ariel

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Thanks y'all. :eek:

Hentzi, It does happen, and I know that. It wouldn't be so bad if the people I bought him from didn't have such crappy communication and costomer service. I was already working out a trade with them when this happened and they said they'd get me a new female, then they never sent me a time and place to meet them the day were were suppose to meet. (I think I got 1 email between a 3-4 day period after I send them 3) and I still haven't heard anything from them, it's getting to the point where it's not even worth it.

Haha, yeah, I'm already working on getting some new Ts. can't wait till I get them.

Blayde, I'm sorry they all turned out male. :( That does suck, my only pokie, my P. regalis is male, though he hasn't matured yet. With the one that matured the other day, it was especially a bummer since it was sold to me as female, and I'd really been looking forward to owning a female of the species.
 

Stopdroproll

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Sold as female or wrongfully ID? Any idea what went wrong with the P. irminia? P. irminia's are so awesome, too. :S

edit: Damn, did you ask for a picture to ID yourself or from others?
 

Redneck

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Still havent heard anything from them?! That really sucks! Hope all that works out in the end..
Sorry yo hear about the irminia.. :(
I have a MM irminia heading to me now & my girl just molted today..
So after I get her ready to pair with the MM & if/when I get an egg sac.. I will send you a couple babies.. :)

Also.. On to the P. regalis.. :cool: Once your male matures... If my girl is ready.. :D You know where this is going.. ;)

That is if your interested in a 50/50..

My girl is 5" in the regular pokie stance... I believe she is in premolt now..
 

Ariel

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Sold as female or wrongfully ID? Any idea what went wrong with the P. irminia? P. irminia's are so awesome, too. :S

edit: Damn, did you ask for a picture to ID yourself or from others?
It wasn't wrongfully ID. It wrongfully sexed. It was sold to me as a female and molted in to a mature male. It's not as if it's a rare speices or anything, just an A. avic, I'd just been trying to get a female since I got into the hobby, bought one from a pet store not realizing it was already a MM. I thought I finally had it with this one but....

Still havent heard anything from them?! That really sucks! Hope all that works out in the end..
Sorry yo hear about the irminia.. :(
I have a MM irminia heading to me now & my girl just molted today..
So after I get her ready to pair with the MM & if/when I get an egg sac.. I will send you a couple babies.. :)

Also.. On to the P. regalis.. :cool: Once your male matures... If my girl is ready.. :D You know where this is going.. ;)

That is if your interested in a 50/50..

My girl is 5" in the regular pokie stance... I believe she is in premolt now..
No, I haven't heard anything from them. I'm pretty much giving up, I've been so stressed out because of their terrible communication, it's just not worth it anymore.

Aw, thanks Tommy. :) Good luck with breeding her, they really are an awesome species.

Do you think she'll be at breeding size? I suddenly can't remember what size these guys max out at. hah. My boy is 5" so probably penultimate. His last molt was 6/3 so I expect he'll molt either next month or the month after that.
 

Redneck

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No, I haven't heard anything from them. I'm pretty much giving up, I've been so stressed out because of their terrible communication, it's just not worth it anymore.

Aw, thanks Tommy. :) Good luck with breeding her, they really are an awesome species.

Do you think she'll be at breeding size? I suddenly can't remember what size these guys max out at. hah. My boy is 5" so probably penultimate. His last molt was 6/3 so I expect he'll molt either next month or the month after that.
I have heard they max out at 6-7".. My girl has been growing .75"-1" with each molt.. I am hoping to see the same thing with this molt.. If so.. Then she should be ready to breed.. She has been showing premolt signs for few weeks or a month now.. So.. Hopefully she will molt here soon..
She just started webbing in her little den.. So.. That is a good sign..

I will let you know what happens.. :)
 

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Ariel is Sad - Like Eeyore - fitting Maybe

:p

I will trade you a female for the Male - No biggy...depressed 1 :(

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Just don't Shoot yourself, K ;) - J
 

Ariel

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Tommy, I think that's about right. Hopefully they molt with in a close enough time of each other so she's stll early enough in her molt cycle when he matures. :)

Sharpfang, thank you, but I've already agreed to send him to Teal on a 50/50 since her female molted recently. :) Thanks though.
 

BrettG

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I just got rid of a female regalis that was a SOLID 8 inches.they CAN get big...Just depends on the spider(shrugs)
 
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