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PostSubject: Getting an Avicularia versicolor   5/19/2009, 4:30 am

After falling in love with a beautiful Avicularia versicolor at the BTS show I searched high and low for one.
I'll be getting a young one of about 1.5cm and cant wait for it to arrive.

Who has kept them and can i have some info about thier care please.

Diving into the world of T's Rolling Eyes

Here is the brood he will be coming from


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PostSubject: Re: Getting an Avicularia versicolor   5/19/2009, 5:21 am

I have 2 slings, gorgeous, very willing to try and escape, eat well.

LOTS of ventilation and good humidity and you will be fine!
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PostSubject: Re: Getting an Avicularia versicolor   5/19/2009, 5:26 am

I did a bit of research on these when I was deciding on my first T and I think the general idea is to keep them quite warm with high humidity and LOTS of good ventilation. I saw quite a few photos of slings being kept in small, tall-ish plastic containers with large numbers of air holes at the top and low down on the sides.

But this is what I've read. I'm sure there are lots of people here that know more about these on a more practical level... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Getting an Avicularia versicolor   5/19/2009, 11:35 am

lol kuma.. I told you you couldn't just have 1. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Getting an Avicularia versicolor   5/19/2009, 2:13 pm

scorpion111 wrote:
lol kuma.. I told you you couldn't just have 1. Razz

Ha! It's a bloody addiction! lol
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PostSubject: Re: Getting an Avicularia versicolor   5/20/2009, 6:45 pm

I also own one and I keep it in a verticle tererrarium. They are sooo quick and they jump and I swear its pooped at me. Besides being a bit skiddish mine is fairly docile and absolutely beautiful. Enjoy
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PostSubject: Re: Getting an Avicularia versicolor   5/20/2009, 6:51 pm

Thank you, they should be with me tomorrow!
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PostSubject: Re: Getting an Avicularia versicolor   5/20/2009, 6:55 pm

How many are you getting?
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PostSubject: Re: Getting an Avicularia versicolor   5/20/2009, 6:57 pm

3 slings! It was a good deal, with all the experience on here i'm sure i'll get on fine!
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PostSubject: Re: Getting an Avicularia versicolor   5/20/2009, 7:12 pm

I got one at BTS on Sunday. She is in a tall container with a vertical strip of corkbark sitting on about an inch layer of damp peat mulch, rather like you would keep your forest spec. Scorps in. Loads of holes in screwtop, I was told she would heavily web out the container but so far just a few threads on the substrate. She spends most of the time on the tank side near the top looking down, they can walk up glass with no problems at.all. Good eater too


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PostSubject: Re: Getting an Avicularia versicolor   5/20/2009, 7:17 pm

thanks for the info Barry.

Did you get a sub adult or a sling?
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PostSubject: Re: Getting an Avicularia versicolor   5/20/2009, 7:38 pm

we had a male Avic avic we went to do a bit of maintenance one day and he shot out. I swear all that was missing was the benny hill theme tune as we chased the little fella about the front room!
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PostSubject: Re: Getting an Avicularia versicolor   5/20/2009, 7:40 pm

Loads of LOL! all the talks made me scared to get the waterbowl out of my pokie tank
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PostSubject: Re: Getting an Avicularia versicolor   5/20/2009, 7:47 pm

naah pokies would rather run away. it's the earth tigers that think they are the size of elephants and charge at ya!
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PostSubject: Re: Getting an Avicularia versicolor   5/20/2009, 7:50 pm

Kuma wrote:
thanks for the info Barry.

Did you get a sub adult or a sling?

A sub adult female, Lee at S.Shop reckoned she might grow another inch in diameter including legs. She is a beautiful colour, an iridescent orange with pink toe tips. Lisa is right about them moving fast & escaping, she has already ran up my arm! They can jump & can eject faeces at you if scared. Not aggressive though, just skittish...
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PostSubject: Re: Getting an Avicularia versicolor   5/20/2009, 7:55 pm

They swim pretty well too Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Getting an Avicularia versicolor   5/20/2009, 7:57 pm

Yeah i fell in love with them at Lee's table, there was one particular specimen that was outstanding, it was love at first sight! Lisa's mate brought that one Sad

Bear in mind thats Lee's were wild caught so some of them had a rougher apeparence which will shine after thier next shed
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PostSubject: Re: Getting an Avicularia versicolor   5/20/2009, 8:03 pm

I think they are pretty cute when they walk they look really awkward like they're legs are gunnah get tangled together when they walk. lol
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PostSubject: Re: Getting an Avicularia versicolor   5/21/2009, 6:41 am

4 of these little beauties arrived today! Yippie! I was only expecting 3
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PostSubject: Re: Getting an Avicularia versicolor   5/21/2009, 7:52 am

Here's a few pics of one of the little beauties, they look like furry bundles of colourful fluff with legs Smile




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PostSubject: Re: Getting an Avicularia versicolor   5/21/2009, 8:39 am

LOL They are soo cute Very Happy I like that you can see the metallic blue on them already, very beautiful.
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PostSubject: Re: Getting an Avicularia versicolor   5/21/2009, 9:25 am

AWWWWWWWWWWWWW cuteness!
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PostSubject: Re: Getting an Avicularia versicolor   5/21/2009, 9:36 am

diabollicallycursed wrote:
I think they are pretty cute when they walk they look really awkward like they're legs are gunnah get tangled together when they walk. lol

I see what you mean! They are smaller than my fingernail, were crawling up my arm, round the back and right up my t-shirt sleeve Shocked I has to carefully take off my t-shirt and give it a shake lol
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PostSubject: Re: Getting an Avicularia versicolor   5/21/2009, 10:01 am

hahahaha we had one of our new H. Lividum slings do that to Stigg earlier today!!! it had climbed up his sleeve near his armpit!
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PostSubject: Re: Getting an Avicularia versicolor   5/21/2009, 11:31 am

CUTE! Surprised
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