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A New Addiction - Tarantulas!

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A New Addiction - Tarantulas!

Postby ShyVulpine » Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:49 pm

Hey guys. Well I've been keeping jumping spiders for a while as you may know. I've since GREATLY graduated in invertebrate size to tarantulas!

They're awesome creatures. They have very unique characteristics between species, they do possess different personalities; some are calm and gentle while other are... pugnacious. :lol:

My mom noticed I had been looking at tarantulas a lot for a while so she said I could get one if I researched the one I wanted. Well, I ordered more than one... :shock:

Yes, these are venomous but definately not a dangerous spider. This is one of 6 I'm keeping. She's a Venezuelan suntiger (Psalmopoeus irminia).

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Pets : tarantulas (6), Chinese water dragon, border collie/mix and a miniature doberman, 3 blue-and-gold macaws and a ringneck parakeet.
Future Goal : Collecting more tarantulas.
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Postby BB » Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:26 am

SIX :shock: :shock: tarantulas!!!! .....Congrats!! :| :lol:
Do you keep them in separate terrariums? (or how do you call spider housings?)
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Postby ShyVulpine » Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:34 pm

BB wrote:SIX :shock: :shock: tarantulas!!!! .....Congrats!! :| :lol:
Do you keep them in separate terrariums? (or how do you call spider housings?)


Hehehe, yeah. For me, they're like potato chips; can't just have one. :lol:

I do keep them seperate because they are cannibals. I've only read of a few species that can be kept communally but only if well fed and even then sometimes you may have a casaulty. Tarantulas (well lots of them that don't get huge at least) do very well as adults in the largest kritter keepers or even the Michaels containers (display cases for dolls or a football). I could even find some really good containers for them at the CVS pharmacy - they just need ventilation holes melted in.

I think the crickets I feed are more high maintenance than my tarantulas. :lol:
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Postby BB » Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:43 am

Ahh...! Do you think of breeding them?
I imagine they are like fighter fish, as soon as the male builds the bubble nest, put the female with him, they do their thing and then get her OUT OF THERE!
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Postby suki'smom » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:39 am

Thats really cool. I love Tarantulas and I used to have a few. What species are they?
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Postby ShyVulpine » Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:35 am

The tarantulas I have are one Psalmopoeus cambridgei (Trinidad Chevron) and the other 5 are Psalmopoeus irminia (Venezuelan suntigers).

I don't know if I'll personally breed mine, but I've decided that if any mature into males I would either do a 50/50 with another hobbyist that has a female (50/50 split of the spiderlings produced) or trade for spiderlings of a different tarantula. Mature males don't have long to live unlike the girls. :(

For breeding, a male makes a sperm web, loads up the front appendages with sperm and goes out-a-courtin.' When he finds a female, he'll lead her onto neutral ground; just out of her little territory and they'll mate. If he gets out OK, he'll breed again another day.

I hope to one day get the other species that have also got my attention.
Pets : tarantulas (6), Chinese water dragon, border collie/mix and a miniature doberman, 3 blue-and-gold macaws and a ringneck parakeet.

Future Goal : Collecting more tarantulas.

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Re: A New Addiction - Tarantulas!

Postby ShyVulpine » Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:50 am

I now have 16 tarantulas. Easiest pet..ever!

Spiders slideshow http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAK_j7UexA8

Eventually this..
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Will look like this..

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Re: A New Addiction - Tarantulas!

Postby Juska » Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:18 pm

My dad used to have a Mexican Redknee when I was a kid. It's name was Budweiser.
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