My first T....
I decided yesterday while out with my girlfriend, that it was time to face a fear that has been haunting me for most of my life... Spiders..
I took the first step while in a pet store yesterday, and held a baby pink toed Tarantula...
I decided that night, hell. Why not.
So I read for the whole day, everything I could on basic Tarantula care... and decided on a rose hair...
Well here she is... Very calm, docile, and a good first start in conquering this fear... her name is Mosag which was the wife of Aragog... so named by my gf
carnivorous plants of the world -- unite!
Good first choice. Most G. rosea are docile -- though there are a few who "haven't read the manual" and have major attitude. Just as well you did some reading. Most pet stores keep their Ts in abysmal conditions and top it off with the most ignorant care advice.
"Blessed are the cracked….
For they are the ones who let in the light."
shes just in a basic 10 gal tank with a screen lid, undertank heater for a 5 gallon tank and a hide... of course water dish too...
the media in the tank is eco-earth that I squeezed the living hell out of to get as much water out as possible... though i guess some moisture is good... from what i understood, it needs to be able to support a burrow.... She seems to be doing well though... she slept in her hide, and is out walking around in the enclosure right now... some times scaling up in to the corner of the tank...
It is really quite interesting to watch these little creatures....
Hey Travis, does she look to be in good health to you? She seems fine... But I know next to nothing about Tarantulas....
Absolutely. She's gorgeous..
Grammostola rosea ~ Rosehair Tarantula
Requires a premade hide, as they are minimal burrowers.
Will eat 2-4 large-XL crickets every other week.
Needs a shallow dish of standing water (RO).
Do not use tall enclosures for this species. As they can fall and injure themselves while climbing.
Known for their gentle, docile nature. They are the first recommendation for beginners.
Appears you have an adult female. Life expectancy of you're new pet is 20+ years..
p.S.. Be careful. You are entering a highly addictive hobby!
Last edited by mass; 04-14-2013 at 01:13 PM.
I've got her in a 10 gallon standard... Think that will be ok Travis?
10gal. is good
20gal. is perfect
I like to pamper my pets with big digs..
I've got her in the 10 gal with 2 hides, one over the warm spot and the other over the cool spot... Dropped a few crickets in there but she's paying no attention to them at the moment... Either she is not hungry or she is stressed from the move... Probably both?
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.
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.