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PostSubject: A few of my tarantulas . . .   1/31/2010, 6:20 am

Tonight: Avicularia metallica

Note, most of what's out of focus is due to motion blur . . . Asterisk is quite fidgety. Pics courtesy of Lori.











HIGH FIVE!!








Lori eventually rescued me so I could put her back in the tank. Razz

I'll update tomorrow with another species.

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PostSubject: Re: A few of my tarantulas . . .   1/31/2010, 10:14 am

pale - That's what i'm like with big spiders Razz
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PostSubject: Re: A few of my tarantulas . . .   1/31/2010, 2:39 pm

She's still little -- I just have really skinny arms. Razz A. metallica can get quite large.

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PostSubject: Re: A few of my tarantulas . . .   1/31/2010, 3:14 pm

What! They get bigger?! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: A few of my tarantulas . . .   2/1/2010, 2:32 am

So apparently it's quite challenging to photograph my Ephebopus rufescens through the side of the tank while it's feeding . . .

This is one of my newest arrivals. It burrowed right where I wanted to within a day of rehousing. Very Happy It's also one of the most polite "defensive" Ts I've ever come across -- it was very slow-motion and matter-of-fact when it flared at me. Razz







Kinda looks like the fang is going right into the roach's eye here . . . pale





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PostSubject: Re: A few of my tarantulas . . .   2/4/2010, 1:54 am

Tonight, my tiny Aphonopelma moderatum . . . I fell in love with these guys on an observational trip to West Texas in 2008. My previous sling died during a heat wave last summer. Sad

It's eating an equally tiny cricket.








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PostSubject: Re: A few of my tarantulas . . .   2/6/2010, 5:16 am

I was going to post this picture that I took a few days ago of my B. smithi tonight:


But then I came home from work today and saw this:






And now I have this:

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PostSubject: Re: A few of my tarantulas . . .   2/9/2010, 3:43 pm

Its official, I have turned to the "Dark Side" of collecting T's 0.o
Saw a Goliath Bird Eater at our pet shop, fell in love. But I didnt buy him, felt I wasnt experienced enough, hardest thing to do. So decided to start off with the Rose Hair. (Gotta Learn Their Names)

Thoughs pictures in their burrow with the prey are killer, cant wait to see some of that action. Also good to know when their on their backside its most likely a molt, I woulda assumed the worse..
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PostSubject: Re: A few of my tarantulas . . .   2/21/2010, 3:42 am

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Also good to know when their on their backside its most likely a molt, I woulda assumed the worse..

Some people have unintentionally disposed of a "dead" tarantula because they did assume the worst . . . Sad

Luckily my first experience like that was a B. smithi molting at a Petco -- I told someone I thought it was dead, but one of the people working there actually knew what he was doing (gasp!) and informed us it was just molting.

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PostSubject: Re: A few of my tarantulas . . .   2/14/2011, 6:53 pm

Im going to sound realy realy silly, but is the 'metallica' part of there name, named after the band? Razz
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PostSubject: Re: A few of my tarantulas . . .   2/14/2011, 7:59 pm

I love the avicularia and the Aphonopelma! you have some really beautiful spiders sir! Im helping my buddy take care of an A. versicolor right now. Avicularia is hands down my favorite genus.
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