pretty but still no thanks i think ill pass on ever owning a T ^^
Ah, you wuss! LOLpretty but still no thanks i think ill pass on ever owning a T
I understand though, my pal Andy will just about die next time he comes over and finds a half dozen or more Tarantulas chilling out here! That's why the curtain, if he sees 'em he may never come back!
That's what I want to do is plant these things up nice and natural like. That tree hole den is killer, now that our snow is going away and spring rains have started up maybe I can find the same sorta piece (or pieces) fallen in the woods behind my condo to make one for one of my tanks. I have plans to do 3 (or more) 10 gallon verts for the bigger arboreals. I've bought a selection of mosses, lichens and small plants tonight so I can start playing with them and get these enclosures established before I find occupants to put in them. Do you know of any cool/highland forest tarantulas? I remember reading about them but a guy I work with absconded with my T keepers guide so I can't look it up til he's done with it.
Hey, my Pinktoe molted on Saturday night so next time I get some pics she'll be all shiny like a new car! My rosy has taken up residence in her den that I made (yay I musta done it right), maybe she'll molt too she's a big fattie! LOL
My rosie molted 3 times in 10 years.. so don't get your hopes up.
Did yours do the fasting thing?
they ALL do the fasting thing.
Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.
My growlist: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...255#post961255
Video of my birth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xc5wIpUenQ
Thanks Exo I'll do some online reading with these names.
I got my first 10 gallon vertical arboreal enclosure done tonight, took me like 15 minutes. I can see me making lots of these it was so easy!
There is an acrylic piano hinge across the substrate holder and about 15-20 holes in the front, at the top is a matching set of hasps for a tiny lock. It stays closed without a lock but since Tarantulas can be strong at times and heavy when they're older I'll be using a lock on them just incase. A Poecilotheria metallica would make for a mighty expensive kitty treat! I still need to seal the front inside with silicone to ensure the frame at the substrate area is waterproof.
This 10 G vertical will house my Pinktoe once the plantings all settle in and all the fungal cycles of a newly setup jungle vivarium have calmed down in a couple months.
I will be putting together a 10 G horizontal desert vivarium for the Rosy Hair with carved foam rocks, climbing levels and a foam cave.
I like the arboreal/forest species because I'm hoping to be able to setup some nice natural style vivariums to combine my interests in exotic plants and exotic insects. Even if the books claim the spider doesn't care how their enclosure looks, I do. Though I do have a few ideas I'd like to try for desert and burrowing species. One species I'm desiring is a Ceratoguyrus marshalli, the horned baboon tarantula that grows a 1" horn on the females carapace. Been researching the look/habitat of Tanzanian scrub land and I have some ideas to copy the habitat and hopefully make mine a happy baboon spider with rainy season plant growth, etc. should be a fun experiment!
The candy jars will be for baby spiders and also preying mantids which I like but they only live a year or so. I'm hoping to get hold of a female orchid mantis (Hymenopus coronatus) and get an eggsack of parthenogenic clone babies before she kicks off but we'll see what happens. Anyone have a mailorder source for exotic mantids? LLLReptiles used to have them and my local herp shop got them in once but I haven't been able to locate any exotic mantid species recently. Ebayers have the common US, European and Chinese species but I'm looking for the more exotic species.