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    Rosies are really shy about eating. In the 11 years I had mine, think I only saw her eat like 5 times. They're nocturnal, so all their action is done after dark.

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    They are addictive I ended up with 5 somehow. Most are mine are slings. Watching them molt and grow is so much fun. I just got a controller for my camera. The next time one molts I am going to try to put together a timelap vid.

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    Just watched a Goliath bird eater molt today at petco... My mind was blown lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirKristoff View Post
    Just watched a Goliath bird eater molt today at petco... My mind was blown lol
    Let me guess.. it looked a little something like this?












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    Weird. Mine alway seem to be on their backs. Guess it doesn't matter. That thing is huge! I have a Brazilian salmon that I hope will get fairly large.

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    Lasiodora parahybana actually battle the goliath for title of world's largest tarantula. I had a 10" adult female.. but my blondi actually maxed out at 12".

    When a tarantula get's to be that size, it becomes increasingly difficult for them to flip completely over. Molting on their side isn't all that rare..

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    Mass do you still have many tarantulas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirKristoff View Post
    undertank heater for a 5 gallon tank and a hide... of course water dish too....
    Ditch the heater, it is completely unnecessary. Standard room temps (unless you like to live in a freezer) are fine.

    Don't be surprised if she complete ignores the hides. G. rosea often don't bother using them in captivity. As Travis mentioned, don't worry about burrowing, she's unlikely to go to the effort of doing so. The media does not need to be kept moist at all, and for that matter too much moisture can be lethal for them. They are truly arid land dwellers. Make sure you do not use those water gel crystals or leave a sponge in the water dish as so many idiots at the pet stores advise people to use.
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