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    hey guys,
    i bought i chilean rose hair 5 days ago...
    i named him KWIJIBO (quee-gee-bow) a north american balding ape with a bad temper (according to bart simpson).

    but anyways, i was just wondering if you guys know how many times a spider molts? when they molt? and if there are signs of molting?? and how do you guys find out the gender of the spider?[img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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    a spider molts its whole life i heard. Signs: a bluish look to it, reduce of eating, more secreative behavior. Females are generally larger then males. Good luck
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    The pedipals have spurs on them. These are the reproductive organs... The pedipals are the things that are practically legs, but short and stubby, and they eat with them... RIIIGHT beside their mouth...

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    Hey Jiana,
    Congratulations, good choice you made for a tarantula. Most Chilean Rose are adults when sold. If your spider has hooks at the end of its pedipalps, its a male. To really be sure, you would have to pick it up and look at its underside or examine its molt. When they're young, they molt often. An adult may molt about once a year. Mine molted several times.
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    Ok OK ok..

    so... you buy a bug... the kind that most people feed to carnivorous plants...

    I'm so confused.


    Though, I did think about buying one at one time... I dont' think I could stomach the thought that it could bite me [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]
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    phil,

    i have a 5 inch tarantula...

    i think it's beautiful and i like holding it (yes a lot of people think i'm a nut)

    there are baby spiders in my backyard they're really small..those are the ones that i feed my plants.

    ooh..!!! im also planning to buy a black widow, does anybody have one just want to know your experiences with them.
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    Jiana, why would you buy a black widow? Don't you have any in the backyard or garage? I find tons of them. They make awesome pets, and fascinating! They can take down anything you throw into the enclosure. If you need some tips, i'm the guy to ask. I've raised them from spiderlings for years, at one time, i believe i had 20 jars of widows. Its fun when they have babies too. Just don't get bit [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]
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    i dont think i have black widows in my backyard or garage. the only ones that i see all the time are the great white knee looking spiders (very small though).

    how big does a black widow get
    can i put 2 black widows together or should i follow the "dont put 2 spiders together in one container" rule??
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