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Leo's little tarantula/spiderling thing


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#21 Offline Subverted - Posted July 15 2017 - 9:11 AM

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They are all working for me... don't stress over it Leo

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#22 Offline lucas3431 - Posted July 25 2017 - 11:37 AM

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Chilobrachys? If it's a chilobrachys andersoni you better have fast hands haha.

 

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#23 Offline Leo - Posted July 25 2017 - 6:06 PM

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well he (i'm guessing it is a he) is pretty speedy, once again he has blocked up his burrow


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#24 Offline Leo - Posted July 25 2017 - 6:13 PM

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Chilobrachys? If it's a chilobrachys andersoni you better have fast hands haha.

 

 

well. I grabbed a hyped-up lizard off the sidewalk once  :)


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#25 Offline Leo - Posted August 14 2017 - 1:59 AM

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the little guy has molted and is now accepting food again, i think he is almost mature



#26 Offline lucas3431 - Posted August 14 2017 - 5:45 AM

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the little guy has molted and is now accepting food again, i think he is almost mature

 

Any boxing gloves yet? Pedipalp.



#27 Offline MegaMyrmex - Posted August 14 2017 - 6:07 AM

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Wow...that is a lot of molts...I thought that tarantulas molted every month or so

#28 Offline Leo - Posted August 14 2017 - 3:35 PM

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the little guy has molted and is now accepting food again, i think he is almost mature

 

Any boxing gloves yet? Pedipalp.

 

no, not yet 



#29 Offline Leo - Posted August 14 2017 - 3:37 PM

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Wow...that is a lot of molts...I thought that tarantulas molted every month or so

haha, this is the first time i have managed to keep a tarantula for so long so i don't know



#30 Offline lucas3431 - Posted August 15 2017 - 7:23 AM

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I feed my T's some chicken the other day it was rather funny to see, I gave one and only one some steak she enjoyed it  :D .



#31 Offline Leo - Posted August 17 2017 - 11:54 PM

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i managed to remove the old skin



#32 Offline lucas3431 - Posted August 18 2017 - 11:21 AM

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i managed to remove the old skin

If you wish to open up the skin without breaking it, just use steam from your kettle or use a small container adding moisture from a spray bottle also a quick note when your tarantula moults make sure the soil is a little damp, humidity helps the tarantula to moult more easily....without losing a leg or in a worse case becoming trapping within the exoskeleton...yes it would die.

 

Hope you don't mind if I show you some close ups from my P regalis on your journal.

 

You can see her claws here, this is how a tarantula captures it's prey or for climbing.

 

Of course some nice 1 inch fangs, I love the black gloss effect.

 

Carapace or Cephalo-thorax. Tarantulas can't see very well only dark images.



#33 Offline Leo - Posted August 19 2017 - 6:03 PM

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cool, nice pics. My T habitat is quite moist because there is a plant growing in there  :D


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#34 Offline lucas3431 - Posted August 21 2017 - 7:16 AM

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cool, nice pics. My T habitat is quite moist because there is a plant growing in there  :D

My T's are fond of digging the plants up.


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#35 Offline Leo - Posted September 5 2017 - 5:12 AM

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After his previous molt, his level of aggressiveness has sky-rocketed he will now give you the warning pose but will not hesitate to attack the intruder/opponent while slowly backing into his burrow  :D 

 

 

 

Anyhow, he/she will always be daddy's boy/girl (i,m the daddy)


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#36 Offline Leo - Posted September 18 2017 - 1:48 AM

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Nothing to report for the tarantula, a new member is introduced (drum-roll please....) a tiny trapdoor spider found in a log, the journal is still focused on the tarantula but I will post updates on the trapdoor spider every now and then.



#37 Offline Leo - Posted September 27 2017 - 5:24 AM

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I fed the tarantula a mealworm yesterday, now its in its burrow not coming out, oh well

(old skin)

 

the little box is still doing well for the tarantula and has a diversity of little critters, I wasn't able to see the spider when I was taking the pictures.

 

The dirt box is the setup for the trapdoor spider, can you find it's trapdoor???  ;)

 


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#38 Offline Leo - Posted September 29 2017 - 9:58 PM

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#39 Offline Chicken_eater100 - Posted September 30 2017 - 1:38 PM

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I never knew that trapdoor spiders live In Hong Kong.

#40 Offline Leo - Posted September 30 2017 - 5:41 PM

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me neither until I found it :P






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