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post #46 of 64 (permalink) Old 10-09-2011, 02:00 PM
 
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Re: Anybody into inverts??

I've read mixed things on widow lifespan. I caught her 4 months ago though, very easy to care for.
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Females, 2-4 years, especially in captivity & well cared for they extends their lifespan. Males will go for about a year, but then again, life as a widow male sucks anyway....

Nice widow, she looks like a happy girl

@jim, you mentioned an open window in relation to the death of your B. Smithi sling; usually they handle temperature variations pretty well, day & night in the wild varies greatly as well, but sudden drops in humidity can be a problem for these guys. They can handle it better with age expect when they're ready to molt. I use to have a water dish in all my housings, made sure the substrate was always moist and during molting time I added a few soaked paper towels bunched up to the enclosure.

It's also very much possible that it died due to some sort of parasite (mites) or other damage.

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Re: Anybody into inverts??

I want to get one or two more fairly soon, before it gets too cold to ship them. I would personally like a g. pulchra, and maybe an OBT , but my daughters want me to get an L. parahybana so they can see something grow fast. I wouldn't mind another Avic though either, still thinking Very addictive
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First and only post in this thread, cause I hate spiders !!

enjoy your pets, I hope they never find there way into my home...

Just want to add... when I see a spider in the home, I always catch it and release it outside.... same goes for any living thing...



STILL HATE SPIDERS BUT :P

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post #50 of 64 (permalink) Old 10-10-2011, 06:32 AM
 
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OBT's are fun!
This page shows 2 of my faves, Psalmopeus Irminia adult (flying hairball) and Poecilotheria Ornata - both arboreal spiders:
http://www.gisno.de/11.html

The colors on the Ornata right after molting are spectacular. The only problem with these guys is that their bite is as hot as it gets for a T, - you don't want to get tagged by them, not lethal, but certainly no fun either. And they're fast. Kinda goes for the Psalmopeus as well, but they are generally less hot, but have a similar temperament.

Also P. Metallica is strikingly beautiful.
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I'm too new to the hobby to be playing with Pokies I thought about getting a P. irminia, but it's too like an OW T (as you note) to really interest me. The only OW T that interests me at the moment is the OBT. I could happily stick with the Brachypelma, Grammostola and Avicularia species I think (though the Pamphobetus plattyomma is a sharp looking girl!)

My GBB is in pre-molt today, so hopefully I'll get a nice pic of her by this time next week.
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New little girl in the house Brachypelma smithi juvenile, she's about 2 years old.

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You lucky [email protected] guys get the most awesome species over there!!! Super happy for you though...and thats one very awesome looking B Smithi!! Yes im super jealous!!
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I always thought inverts (spiders in particular) were fascinating. I never feared them til I was bitten by this little guy......... Now I have plenty of fear too!!

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im getting nightmares from this thread. . . . .while im still awake
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You lucky [email protected] guys get the most awesome species over there!!! Super happy for you though...and thats one very awesome looking B Smithi!! Yes im super jealous!!
Have you seen the Avicularia diversipes? I think that's going on my short list. The whole Avicularia genus is amazing, just beautiful.
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Re: Anybody into inverts??

one time i came home from vacation and i found a few spiders in the back of my amp, i freaked out at first haha

i let them all outside though, none got hurt :3
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Re: Anybody into inverts??

I've got an L. parahybana incoming, pics when she (hopefully) arrives

For those not too into T's, the L. parahybana is a big girl, as in really big. Here's somebody else's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i0IpU-1WEc
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I'm glad YOU guys can get close enough to their junk to find out if they're guys or girls.
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In order to grow they need to molt out of their 'skins' and discard them. You tell their sex by checking the molted exuvium, not from peeking under the hood
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