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post #16 of 108 (permalink) Old 06-01-2012, 05:05 AM
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cool, it's wild but peaceful.
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post #17 of 108 (permalink) Old 06-01-2012, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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Way cool, Devin! I'm digging the tarantula, bro!! I used to keep Rosehairs for a while. Very gentle, and their legs almost felt like Q-tips when they would be walking around on your hands or arms. I love the set up!!
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cool, it's wild but peaceful.
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Beautiful scape. How goes the spider search?
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I used to have a red tarantula when I was 22 or so, black and red but not nearly as striking as the photo of the one you want. I made the mistake of giving it a mouse to eat (I was 22 and stupid) but I got repaid because he killed it then sat on it drinking for a week and it stunk so bad, anyway I had to go in his cage and take him off the mouse and I was scared to death and choking, so stick to crickets.
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Yep, I already have a culture of B. dubia feeder roaches going.
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post #21 of 108 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 05:14 AM Thread Starter
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This is a different tank, but I wanted to post a picture link quick with some real nice foliage plants including Hoffmania, Sanchezia and a few more.

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post #22 of 108 (permalink) Old 06-30-2012, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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...might have the tarantula later today...
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post #23 of 108 (permalink) Old 06-30-2012, 05:45 PM
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Nice plant, Devin!!! Are you sure that you want tarantula webs in there though? Makes everything messy!!
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Hope you can get it today, good luck. Those plants are gorgeous.
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Nice plant, Devin!!! Are you sure that you want tarantula webs in there though? Makes everything messy!!
Those plants in that last photo are in a different growout enclosure. I just threw that picture up there because it had some nice foliage.

I have spent some time looking at pictures of enclosures with tarantulas to get an idea of how the Avicularia tend to web. I hope that this one will web mainly up in the tops of the manzanita branches and not so much in the plants.

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Hope you can get it today, good luck. Those plants are gorgeous.
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post #26 of 108 (permalink) Old 06-30-2012, 07:35 PM
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If anyone is looking for a gorgeous spider, look at web photos of Poecilitheria metallica. They are gorgeous as adults. I have two youngsters 3" long.. They are good feeders on thawed frozen crickets. They will get to about 8+ inches. They like humidity. Also have 2 P. ornata youngsters.
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post #27 of 108 (permalink) Old 06-30-2012, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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Well the single A. versicolor that they had was sold, but I picked up a single A. diversipes sling. It's only ~.75" long and it's going to take me a while to grow it up.

I still hope to find an adult or near-adult spider to use as a display animal in this setup.
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post #28 of 108 (permalink) Old 07-01-2012, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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I hope to get some pictures of this little A. diversipes today after brunch.
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Here is the little A. diversipes. I had it outside while transferring it to its new somewhat larger jar enclosure. This is the last time I try to handle a baby avic. It's super fast and almost got away from me.

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wow! your tarantula is beautiful
of course, so is its viv. i can't wait to see how this setup progresses!
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