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Discussion in 'Spiders and Inverts' started by _simon_, Sep 25, 2008.


  1. _simon_

    _simon_ PetForums Newbie

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    As people enjoyed seeing jens spiders, here's mine:

    Curly Haired - (Brachypelma albopilosum)
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    Pink Toe - (Avicularia sp. "Guyana")
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    Chile Flame - (Euathlus sp. "Red")
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    Goliath Bird Eater - (Theraphosa blondi)

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    Venezuelan Sun Tiger - (Psalmopoeus irminia) (sling)
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    Mexican Red Knee - (Brachypelma smithi)
    (sling)
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    Greenbottle Blue - (Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens)
    (sling)
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    Orange Baboon - (Pterinochilus murinus)
    (sling)
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    Panama Blonde - (Psalmopoeus pulcher) (sling)
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    Red Treespider - (Tapinauchenius gigas) (sling)
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    _simon_ PetForums Newbie

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    Purple Treespider - (Tapinauchenius purpureus)
    (large sling)
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    and here's my only true Spider

    Orange Trapdoor - (Gordyrella sp.)
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    Mese PetForums VIP

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    Beautiful spiders hun ... im nearly jealous (not sure id like to own one thats why nearly, lol)
     
  4. chrismac

    chrismac PetForums Member

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    WOW! I have always been fascinated by the Goliath Spider - how big is he?

    I also love the look of the last one too.

    I sometimes work in Cannock - I'd better watch out for some escaped spiders when I am there now! :)
     
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    _simon_ PetForums Newbie

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    The goliath has approx a 5" legspan now, moulting once a month at the moment, so growing fast. It's a lovely looking spider and when not moulting is usually on display. Has a ferocious appetite as well, it would eat every night if I let it.
     
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    emmar PetForums Senior

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    i'm sorry but yuk!!!

    wot do you feed them on??
     
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    _simon_ PetForums Newbie

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    At the moment the large ones get locusts and the small ones crickets but I'm changing over to Dubai cockroaches of which I received my first 100 a few days ago.
     
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    emmar PetForums Senior

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    yummy lol
     
  9. Sungold-Bengals

    Sungold-Bengals PetForums Senior

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    As I looked at Jens I thought I would force myself to look at yours too :)

    My least favourite is the Greenbottle Blue I'm not sure why it might be the shiny black bits on the legs, where they join the body.

    I don't like spiders at all but I'm strangely drawn to them.

    House spiders are bad but I can trap them & let them go - strangely I have no desire to kill them, even if they creep me right out.

    House spiders aren't so bad because they scurry away quickly & unless your type of spider is trapping something or frightened generally they move really slowly.(well on tv - perhaps it's slowed down ?)
    It's the whole slow leg movement that freaks me out. :)

    Anyway thanks for sharing & glad you've found a good use for cockroaches :D
    (sorry people who keep cockroaches for pets :p)
     
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    _simon_ PetForums Newbie

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    I can't see the appeal of having roaches as pets. There's just nothing interesting about them :confused:

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    Great pic love the pink & trap.
     
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    _simon_ PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you :) I love taking pics, if something makes an appearance that doesn't very often I'm snapping away.
     
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    gypsybernese PetForums Newbie

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    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your spiders are beautiful!!!! I'm a newbie siderpeep, got my first Chilean rose in october, she's stunning, i feed her crickets at the min which i gut load, just wondering what else can they have?
    xx

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    _simon_ PetForums Newbie

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    Got 2 more recently.

    Chile Rose - (Grammostola rosea)
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    Blue Fang - (Ephebopus cyanognathus)
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    You can also feed locusts and cockroaches. To be honest I'm not keen on cockroaches, they have a habit of hiding and staying hidden so if the spider misses it going in it may never know it's there. Locusts are my favourite due to their size.
     
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    gypsybernese PetForums Newbie

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    Cheers for that, i'm thinking of getting a Mexican pink toe, are they best kept in a tall housing unit as i know they're climbers or do they prefere the floor space?
    Your chile rose is lovey xxx
     
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    _simon_ PetForums Newbie

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    I've never heard of a Mexican Pink Toe but then people change and make up common names. If it's an Avic then it's an arboreal species and height is more important.
     
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    :) Wow

    Great looking at your pics
     
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    wow great pics, Im not a spider lover but also not a spider hater lol Im fine if they arent on me

    I love looking at them though, And love looking at the at the pet shops e.t.c fasinating

    i like the pink toe which has like the blue colour to it very pretty!
     
  19. MattBrant

    MattBrant PetForums Newbie

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    lol i like those pics but am shure they will beat the **** outta me if they come in frnt ov me in real :p
    i don't hate spiders ,i fink they r awesome creatures but still am scared ov em .
    lol
     
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