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#1 PanzoN88

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 06:47 PM

I figured I would document my tarantulas (new additions, breedings, etc...) since for the time being I will not be able to contribute anywhere else. I assume this is where I post this. To start off I will list what I have (I will do my best to list common names as well.

0.0.3 Euathlus Sp. yellow (Chilean yellow?)
0.0.1 Grammastola porteri (common rose hair)
0.0.1 Orphnaecus Sp. "Cebu" (common name unknown)
0.0.1 Grammastola pulchripes (Chaco golden knee)
0.0.1 Phormictopus atrichromatus (name unknown)
0.0.1 Phrixotrichus scrofa (Chilean copper)
0.1.0 Brachypelma schroederi (Mexican black velvet)
0.1.0 Brachypelma albopilosum (curly hair)
0.1.0 Acanthoscurria geniculata (giant white knee)
0.1.0 Phormictopus cancerides (Haitian brown)
1.1.0 Brachypelma emilia (Mexican Redleg?)
2.1.0 Euathlus Sp. red (Chilean flame)
0.1.0 Brachypelma hamorii (Mexican red knee)
1.1.0 Brachypelma sabulosum (Guatemalan red rump)

I may not and will not update this thread every day, so ask me any questions concerning tarantulas as far as the non scientific aspect is concerned.

I will give the latest news as of yesterday: one of my male E. Sp. red matured yesterday, so I will officially be doing my very first breeding project, which will involve pairing him with my female.

Again ask and I shall answer:

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 10:57 PM

I am about to get some rare new additions, two of them are my second breeding project.

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 08:37 PM

My G. porteri (rosehair) is in premolt for the second time in my care. They are slow growers.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 05:50 PM

Still open to a little q&a before I update this thread

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 08:00 PM

Three updates today:

1. My older MM E. Sp. red has passed away of old age. Male tarantulas exist to grow to maturity, breed, and die. It sounds awful, but it is true, as they have shorter lifespans compared to the females.

2. Rehoused two of my tarantulas today (B. albopilosum, P. atrichromatus).

3. New additions come tomorrow and I will then have 23 tarantulas.

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 10:54 AM

What got you started collecting/caring for tarantulas in the first place?

 

There were some outside at my grandparents' house (in the countryside), and I was always fascinated by them. A little scared when one jumped on one of my friends :)

 

Plus, it was always a sign of rain coming when we saw them crossing the road. Not sure if there is any scientific reason for that, or just an old wives' tale that happened to be true.


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 05:17 PM

What got you started collecting/caring for tarantulas in the first place?
 
There were some outside at my grandparents' house (in the countryside), and I was always fascinated by them. A little scared when one jumped on one of my friends :)
 
Plus, it was always a sign of rain coming when we saw them crossing the road. Not sure if there is any scientific reason for that, or just an old wives' tale that happened to be true.

I was terrified of spiders in general, and me being an animal lover, I hated that I did not like spiders, so I told myself I would get a tarantula in order to get over the fear. That was before September 25, 2014, turn the clock forward to today and I no longer have the phobia and I have 23 tarantulas of different sizes and temperaments. It is quite an addicting, educational and cost friendly hobby.

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 06:16 PM

Should've given an update on Wednesday, but the four new additions made it alive and well, oh, and feisty if I might add.

My collection sits at a grand total of 23 tarantulas.

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 01:46 PM

I think my collection is going to jump to 30 sooner than I thought. Thinking about buying more new additions (good thing slings are fairly cheap depending on species)

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 03:55 PM

It is official I am in the process of getting seven new additions.

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 05:36 PM

I bred two of my tarantulas (H. dictator pair) a couple nights ago, I think there was an insertion or two. What that means is I may soon have hundreds of baby tarantulas to raise up for a little bit until they get to a size that I can sell or trade them.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 06:22 PM

Never liked tarantulas and was stuck with them out in the Mojave for seven years. The California Black is not poisonous but I still don't care for them much. Thank God something ate them out there on a regular basis. Once a year they would all migrate, thousands upon thousands of them, across the desert. You have to drive over them to get into town. Nice crunchy sounds.... :)

 

You had to deal with Brown Recluse, Black Widows, Vinegaroons, Scorpions, many different types of rattlesnakes and Gila Monsters also. What you couldn't go around you had to kill. It's OK, whatever you killed was eaten by something else within hours.


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 02:24 PM

Never liked tarantulas and was stuck with them out in the Mojave for seven years. The California Black is not poisonous but I still don't care for them much. Thank God something ate them out there on a regular basis. Once a year they would all migrate, thousands upon thousands of them, across the desert. You have to drive over them to get into town. Nice crunchy sounds.... :)
 
You had to deal with Brown Recluse, Black Widows, Vinegaroons, Scorpions, many different types of rattlesnakes and Gila Monsters also. What you couldn't go around you had to kill. It's OK, whatever you killed was eaten by something else within hours.


Tarantulas are actually good for the pest population, they also make good look, but don't touch pets for people on a budget. I am about to hit 30 tarantulas and I still only pay $5 every few months to feed them all. Vinegaroons are a non venomous arachnid. Some of the enclosures people create for them look amazing when kept as pets.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 09:22 PM

It is official now, my collection is going up to 30.

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 11:41 AM

Found more of my tarantulas in premolt which is exciting especially since one of them is about to molt for the first time in my care.




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