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Old 05-21-2010, 08:25 PM
 
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I'd love to get a thread going for the keepers of Tarantulas.

How 'bout it T Keeprs???

To get things rolling, heres a pic of my youngest T...."Azure" my baby Chromatopelma Cyaneopubescens (Greenbottle Blue) tarantula. I got it (unsexed right now) as a .75 inch sling in January. It's now about 3 inches:

http://triumphtalk.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=1371 (broken link)
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Old 05-22-2010, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Norwood, Massachusetts
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I'd love to get a thread going for the keepers of Tarantulas.

How 'bout it T Keeprs???

To get things rolling, heres a pic of my youngest T...."Azure" my baby Chromatopelma Cyaneopubescens (Greenbottle Blue) tarantula. I got it (unsexed right now) as a .75 inch sling in January. It's now about 3 inches:
Beautiful!!! I don't keep any tarantulas but I have always thought about it. I keep myself to a strict limit of 4 pets or I would quickly become an animal hoarder... : ) Thanks for sharing!
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Old 05-23-2010, 07:55 AM
 
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Tarantulas are an easy pet to become obsessed with. Quite a few T Keepers own over 100 of them.

It's hard to beat a pet that only wants to be left alone...LOL! No walking, no noise, no mess, etc. They only need fed once a week and that meal only costs a quarter if that much.
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Old 05-23-2010, 08:00 AM
 
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Here's Boris, my Avicularia Metallica (pink toe metallica) tarantula. Avicularias live above ground in trees, etc.:

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Old 05-23-2010, 08:02 AM
 
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This one is mature.....about 6.5-7 inches.
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Old 05-23-2010, 08:31 AM
 
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They are both beautiful! Have you found the arboreal species to be more aggressive than the terrestrial? We were told that by the breeder that sold us Sophie, so we went with a Mexican redleg. She is absolutely docile, although she still kicks hairs occasionally. She really has not been handled much since we brought her home.
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:00 AM
 
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No I don't find my arboreals to be more aggressive at all...in fact, for the most part I think they are less aggressive. Of course there are always exceptions to that rule. Rose Hair Ts tend ot be the most docile Ts I know of. They are sometimes nicknamed Pet Rocks due to their lack of any movement at all.

Personally, I refrain from handling all my Ts. It's not so much that I'm afraid of a bite, but because it stresses them out and they are more prone to an accidental fall. In the wild, Ts want to be left alone, so I respect that in captivity too.
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:05 AM
 
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This is Maxime (Max), my 5 inch Chilean Rose Hair T (Grammostola rosea):

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Old 06-07-2010, 12:42 PM
 
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Here's Boris, my Avicularia Metallica (pink toe metallica) tarantula. Avicularias live above ground in trees, etc.:
nice. i like their little pink slippers.

i've heard that these pretty much the only T species that can be kept in a communal setting without cannibalizing each other, but i was afraid of losing any of mine so always kept them separate.

avicularias can jump, too; i was showing one to a friend once and it jumped at least 18 inches from my hand to his shirt. thank god he merely waved his arms and screamed instead of batting it onto the floor and hurting it
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Old 06-07-2010, 01:54 PM
 
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I think there are a few others, but I'm like you....I wouldn't want to try and find out the hard way!!

Yes, they can REALLY jump! I call it "teleporting" ...LOL
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