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Discussion in 'Spiders and Inverts' started by HerdingSnakes, Jul 24, 2012.


  1. HerdingSnakes

    HerdingSnakes PetForums Member

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    I'll keep the talk to a minimum, as I do tend to babble on, just note I ONLY buy CB, anything WC in my collection was given to me by someone I used to know. I do not agree with keeping any WC inverts unless you're an experienced breeder working to introduce a stable CB supply to the hobby.


    With all that said, here's a small sample of my favourite creatures!

    Poecilotheria ornata
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    Poecilotheria ornata by HerdingSnakes, on Flickr

    Heteroscodra maculata
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    Heteroscodra maculata by HerdingSnakes, on Flickr

    Scolopendra hardwickei (from one of the very first CB clutches of this species)
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    Scolopendra hardwickei by HerdingSnakes, on Flickr

    My favorite, Poecilotheria subfusca
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    Poecilotheria subfusca by HerdingSnakes, on Flickr

    Heteropoda davidbowie
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    Heteropoda davidbowie by HerdingSnakes, on Flickr

    Phidippus regius mating
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    Phidippus regius (regal jumping spider) mating 6 by HerdingSnakes, on Flickr

    Scolopendra subspinipes dehaani "red-leg tip"
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    Scolopendra subspinipes dehaani "red-leg tip" by HerdingSnakes, on Flickr

    Scolopendra subspinipes dehaani "cherry red"
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    Scolopendra subspinipes dehaani "cherry red" by HerdingSnakes, on Flickr
     
  2. Jugsmalone

    Jugsmalone PetForums VIP

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    They are all so beautiful :)
     
  3. HerdingSnakes

    HerdingSnakes PetForums Member

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    Thank you very much! I love watching them, even when they're stationary :D
     
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    elmthesofties PetForums Senior

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    Ohmygoodness.. what stunning little critters! Pity I still live with people who hate inverts. It took months to persuade them to allow me to get mealworms, and I'm only allowed to breed them because they're in my room and they're not pets. :/
    Amazing photography, btw!
     
  5. PeterUK

    PeterUK PetForums Newbie

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    So where are the exiting pics ? :confused:
     
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    HerdingSnakes PetForums Member

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    Are you unable to see the pictures?
     
  7. PeterUK

    PeterUK PetForums Newbie

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    I can see some photos but I've looked for the 'exciting' photos but cant see any. :confused:
    Perhaps what you are describing as 'exciting' are not exciting, just common every day photos that can be seen on almost any spider/invert forum anywhere in the world ?
     
  8. HerdingSnakes

    HerdingSnakes PetForums Member

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    While the term exciting is subjective I personally find most pictures of inverts exciting regardless of where it is posted, who posted it, what it features and how often such a thing is posted, if you do not that's a real shame.

    I'll be sure not to share things that interest me with so much enthusiasm from now on. :thumbdown:
     
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    PeterUK - personally I think your comments to HerdingSnakes are a bit off. I thought the point of this forum was for people to share their passions with like-minded people. Fair enough if these images are not exciting for you but, if I am being frank, being so publicly dismissive on this thread is not very becoming of you.
    HerdingSnakes - keep up the great work. They are beautiful images of amazing creatures. Keep posting them :)
     
  10. RabbitMonster

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    Aren't you a lovely, friendly ray of sunshine?

    You know that phrase "If you haven't got anything nice to say, don't say anything at all"? I suggest you utilise it.
     
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    Then how about ignoring a thread if you don't like it? Or is it "exciting" for you to be down sight rude?
     
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    Stunning pics :)
     
  13. HerdingSnakes

    HerdingSnakes PetForums Member

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    Sorry it took so long to reply, I have been kept quite occupied of late.
    Aw I'm sorry to hear that the people you live with are not invert tollerant. My parents hated them with a passion too. I hope some day you'll have a home where you can have all the bugs your heard desires :D
    That said, mealworms are a pretty cool project to have, too. I found Tenebrio and Zoophobas to be quite fun to breed, the beetles are so clumsy it's great fun to watch so while I know they're feeders but I hope you have lots of fun with them anyway :)
    Thank you! I don't have a clue what I'm doing, it's my boyfriend's camera and I just point, shoot and hope for the best lol
     
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    koekemakranka PetForums VIP

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    I am not a snake or invertebrate person, but your photos are stunning!
     
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    Wow your ermmm an a*** hole :)
     
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    Gdkid PetForums Newbie

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    Wow! thats awesome never seen a purple spider!
     
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    delca1 PetForums VIP

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    Sorry, I'm not a fan of inverts but I admit they are stunning to look at...from a distance :D
    I am very impressed with your photography too!

    PETERUK your tag 'Sometimes when I'm alone I cover myself with Vaseline and pretend that I'm a slug.' is not necessary - no pretending needed, I think you are a slug.
     
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    tashax PetForums VIP

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    ohhh you make me giggle :thumbup:
     
  19. HerdingSnakes

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    The interesting thing is normally she looks like this (though I can see a little of the purple sheen in this picture too):
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    Poecilotheria ornata by HerdingSnakes, on Flickr
    I have always been aware some tarantulas have a purple sheen but when I took that earlier photo I was really surprised by how it came out, I have never been able to replicate it.

    Some spiders, however, are really crazy colours, though not many. This spider starts out metallic blue and eventually becomes wine red and green.
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    Avicularia versicolor by HerdingSnakes, on Flickr
     
  20. HerdingSnakes

    HerdingSnakes PetForums Member

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    My boyfriend is arachnophobic so he would have the same feeling as you so it's all good :cool::
    Thank you! couldn't take a landscape shot to save my life but somehow bugs are manageable. My boyfriend is the opposite, he is an incredible landscape photographer but he struggles with macro, together we make one good photographer! :p

    I hope no slugs are offended ;)
     
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