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


  1. RabbitMonster

    RabbitMonster Banned

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    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh the spiders are back! :scared:

    *hides in fear*
     
  2. delca1

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    Lol! My apologies to all the real slugs out there :)

    I am amazed at the colours of the spiders...electric blue?? just beautiful!
     
  3. HerdingSnakes

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    There are some really stunning spiders out there, especially true spiders that come in a mind boggling array of shapes and sizes. That said, I think I prefer less bright spiders, like this little one:
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    Pterinochilus chordatus by HerdingSnakes, on Flickr

    Sorry Rabbitmonkee!
     
  4. cavmad

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    I have only recently been able to have Tarantulas and have now got praying mantis and flat platted millipedes. I love the centapedes but a bit worried about getting them. I have also got some jumping spiders they are fasinating things i love watching them jump onto there prey. Carry on with the photos they're brilliant we need more
     
  5. HerdingSnakes

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    Sounds like you have a pretty cool collection starting, got any pictures? I'd love to see!

    Centipedes are cool and there are some that are great for beginners, like this girl: [​IMG]
    Ethmostigmus trigonopodus "bluering leg" by HerdingSnakes, on Flickr
    Sadly, though, pretty much all centipedes in captivity are wild caught with a small number of first generation captive bred and captive hatched mostly in Europe, so, if you do fancy a centipede I'd advise against it because as it is right now the hobby is anything but sustainable. I'm not getting any more myself because of this too, as much as I love them. :crying:

    That said, there are plenty of incredible invertebrates available that are readily captive bred, so it's all good. Have you thought about assassin bugs? I recently got back in to keeping them, if you're looking for something a bit different then these guys are for you.
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    Platymeris biguttata by HerdingSnakes, on Flickr
     
  6. cavmad

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    My photos arent as good as yours but i will start a new thread so not to take over yours
     
  7. HerdingSnakes

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    Wow!!!!!!

    Fantastic pictures :)
     
  9. Colette

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    Wow, they are awesome photos. I especially love your versicolour, sooo pretty :)

    Centipedes give me the willies a bit tho (one of very few critters that do), creepy little blighter they are. Any millipede pics? I love those guys....
     
  10. HerdingSnakes

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    Thank you! I don't have her any more as I stopped keeping new world Theraphosids a couple of years ago but they are fantastic spiders.

    I do have some millipedes actually, a friend of mine got some babies from his Archispirostreptus gigas and he gave me some. I don't check on them much as they remain buried but every few months I dig them up to have a look, add fresh substrate etc and they're twice the size.

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    Archispirostreptus gigas by HerdingSnakes, on Flickr

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    Archispirostreptus gigas by HerdingSnakes, on Flickr

    I also have some freshly matured Platymeris biguttata, they're pretty cool.
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    Platymeris biguttata by HerdingSnakes, on Flickr
     
  11. cavmad

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    They are lovely i have some plated millipedes that are brilliant i would love some rainbow millipedes but havent got another empty tank so i have told myself i cant have anymore i have also just got some sun beetles that are very colourful and seem really easy to look after as they love the bug jelly.
     
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