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Baby Tarantulas!

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  1. Tom

    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Check this out:
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    I'm officially a tarantula breeder now! This species is called the "Green bottle blue" tarantula. Chromatopelma cyanopubescens. I got the mom May of last year and the male a month or two after that. They reached maturity fairly quickly and here is the result! They really look like this. These are not photoshopped pics.
    This is Dad:
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    Mom:
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    This is one of the few tarantula species that is colorful and simply gorgeous at all life stages. Most species are brownish/grayish as babies and get colorful as they mature, and some are gorgeous little babies and turn into brownish/grayish adults. In some species only one sex or the other gets pretty. In this species, both sexes are gorgeous from hatchling to adult, male and female. They are super easy keepers. They come from Venezuela and like DRY conditions. Dry substrate, low humidity. They just need a little water bowl. They tolerate heat well, and they are always hungry. I hate picky spiders. These guys always eat for me. They are a great "beginner" species, and also great for advanced keepers who just like a colorful pretty spider.

    Let's talk tarantulas! Anyone else into arachnids? I have 182 new reasons to talk about spiders!
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  2. Maro2Bear

    Maro2Bear Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Wow! Thats a lot of spider webs!

    What do they normally eat?
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  3. Tom

    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Yes. This species is a heavy webber.

    They eat insects. Roaches are best, but crickets and other things work too.
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    Turtulas-Len Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Very Pretty, I still have the just the one and not planning on getting anymore. How long before you have to separate the youngsters ?
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    While I can appreciate their beauty and understand the importance of arachnids, that's a big fat HELL NO!

    Good luck with them!
  6. Tom

    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    What species have you got Len?

    I separated them all right after that picture was taken:
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    Never got into arachnids but those are some beautiful tarantulas you got there
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    ZEROPILOT Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    I need to get one from you and let it loose in my garage.
    The roaches are taking over.
    At least those spiders are cool.
    Are they at all dangerous?
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    ZEROPILOT Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    Such a lovely couple...[emoji33]
    Honestly, Tom, you know how I am about big spiders. But the colors on these makes them one step closer to bearable.

    I don't know if it is difficult to breed them, but congrats on your success! [emoji887]
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    Spectacular beasts!

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    Turtulas-Len Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    After I posted I figured you probably had separated them already because you knew how many there were.This is a old pic of Polly, 106_1332 copy 3.jpg she is 15 years old now. You truly are a Bug Wrangler.:D (i saw it on TV)
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    Ben02 Well-Known Member Today is my birthday!

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    That’s cool Tom!

    Mexican Red knees are my favourite species. How much do you sell the babies for?
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    They are very pretty. But you are totally nuts lol. What in the world are you going to do with 182 of them? Are they that easy to get rid of? Feeding, holy cow, how long does it take to feed each one. I'm tired just thinking about it.
    Congrats and good luck unloading them.
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    Maro2Bear Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I’m guessing they can be shipped easily around the US? Very cool, hard to believe Len’s is that old.
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    That is awesome @Tom, congratulations. @Turtulas-Len I like the red knees too.

    I’ve got about a dozen of the terrestrial species. Varying sizes from slings to adult sizes. Redknees, firelegs, salmon pink bird eater, curly hair, Brazilian white knee, rose hair and a few others. I really enjoy keeping them. I’d like to breed some of them one day, but I’m gonna need a game plan. I knew they had lots of baby’s, but actually seeing a photo of all the deli cups is a little intimidating...
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    Eeeek! Spiders..[emoji32]
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    Super cool! I to am wondering what they go for
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    Maro2Bear Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Tom must be busy microchipping and herding them all!
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    ZEROPILOT Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    Funny.
    I pictured the shelf unit falling over and him chasing down all of those spiders.
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