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5/15/19 1:04 PM
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LOL, that's great. My wife told me about someone on a Rat Facebook group that had the same thing happen. Bought a rat for the snake...and ended up keeping the rat as a pet, lol.
5/15/19 4:30 PM
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I have a female curly hair. Been thinking of getting a red knee or a pyxie frog, maybe even another snake. 

Edited: 5/15/19 4:52 PM
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Good lord check this thing out from Jamie's Tarantulas (where I ordered the enclosure). If you're looking for a new one, man this looks amazing.

https://jamiestarantulas.com/poecilotheria-metallica-gooty-sapphire-1-5/

5/15/19 5:11 PM
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jman - Good lord check this thing out from Jamie's Tarantulas (where I ordered the enclosure). If you're looking for a new one, man this looks amazing.

https://jamiestarantulas.com/poecilotheria-metallica-gooty-sapphire-1-5/

Theres a reptile expo in a couple weeks near me and I'll be looking out for tarantulas. Those look unreal.  That's an old world tarantula, which means they're usually pretty quick and thier venom is more potent. I would still consider getting one tho.

5/15/19 5:35 PM
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LOL, yeah the old world tarantulas scare me, so I'm passing on those...but you sound like an experienced guy so I'm sure you'll be ok.
5/16/19 1:34 AM
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wow. this is really eye opening. don't like spiders so haven't ever considered a tarantula, but after reading your posts and watching that video, I am tempted to buy one. However my wife said 'fuck no' and my co-worker (thought i could maybe keep it in our office) said 'that's a hard pass from me', so not sure it will happen, very cool nonetheless. My 5 year old is down though so we may just go look at them on Sunday at the local pet store.
5/16/19 2:33 AM
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Wow.  Its like a homeslice thread only interesting.

5/17/19 11:08 AM
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I lifted up his house this morning and took a picture to see how big he is after the new molt. He is not as big as I had thought, but he is definitely bigger. You can see the difference comparing the "Before" and "After" pictures:

Edited: 5/17/19 11:21 AM
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I got his new enclosure yesterday and set it up. You can see them side by side. The new one is 4" x 4" x 5" and the old one is 3" x 3" x 1". I think you are supposed to have a housing that is 4 times the length of the spider's legs, so it definitely needs a bigger place after this molt.





Because he just molted, I'm waiting until tomorrow to move him over (not sure how in the hell I'm I going to do that). Then I'll probably give him a cricket to eat on Sunday
5/17/19 12:06 PM
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in that video you posted i think the guy shows the best way to move them to a new enclosure.
5/17/19 1:24 PM
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Thanks forgot about that video (I posted it before actually buying the tarantula).

I just made a cup with the holes in the bottom and will try that with the transfer from the smaller to the big enclosure.
5/18/19 2:33 AM
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jman - I lifted up his house this morning and took a picture to see how big he is after the new molt. He is not as big as I had thought, but he is definitely bigger. You can see the difference comparing the "Before" and "After" pictures:


male or female?
name?
5/18/19 3:28 AM
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jman -
starboy -
jman - Well had the sling for one month now and still no molting.

I've fed it crickets every other day for 4 weeks and just the past 4 days it's not eating, so I'm hoping that means it will molt.

Yeah, this is a pretty lame "pet". The 2 rats my wife got are a lot more entertaining.

If it molts I'll post some pictures. As of now, the thing is still the size of a nickle.

wondering about pet rats
are they tamable or do they try to run away when u get near them or try to pick them up?

We have had the rats for 4 weeks and they are fucking awesome. We can now pick them up and pet them and they don't run away, bite or shit on the floor. They are as smart as the dogs we have had (if not smarter) and more friendly than our Chihuahua that died last year.

Very cool pets!

You know they are pissing all over you. Disgusting "pets" 

5/19/19 7:12 PM
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I don't think the rats are pissing on us. One of them pissed on the couch when we let it out though.
5/19/19 7:13 PM
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starboy - 
jman - I lifted up his house this morning and took a picture to see how big he is after the new molt. He is not as big as I had thought, but he is definitely bigger. You can see the difference comparing the "Before" and "After" pictures:


male or female?
name?

Can't tell if they are male or female until they get bigger. You save the molt and then need to look with a microscope to see their genital markings.

No name at this point.
Edited: 5/20/19 11:43 PM
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Fed him a cricket today, and a finally saw him grab it and hold on and eat it. This is the first time I've seen it grab and eat something. You can see its fangs are huge (maybe because it is holding onto and eating the cricket)  

5/20/19 11:58 PM
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I catch 2 to 3 taranchulas a year in my front yard .. they are super chill .. i can walk right passed them and they don't give a shit 

6/7/19 8:39 PM
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Looks like he blocked off the entrance to his house. Supposedly he is going to molt or is freaked out from some water I sprayed yesterday on his soil.
6/10/19 1:59 PM
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I haven't owned any sort of pet in 15 years, but damn I want one of those blue tarantulas.
6/10/19 4:42 PM
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Wait, what does the nasty bite of that blue one do?

Edited: 6/14/19 5:32 PM
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Still holed up in the enclosure, it's been a week now.

Somehow all of my crickets escaped from their enclosure. I only had 4, but they were all gone when I got back from being out of town over the weekend. The enclosure was sealed, so no idea what happened (maybe my wife lied to me and left the lid open when she gave them some water).

The "old world" (Asia/Africa/Europe) tarantulas are much more aggressive and their venom is more toxic. Nobody has died from a tarantula bite, but I've heard stories of people having pain and nerve problems in their hand for over a month from a bite.

Found out today that the Brazilian Blue male spider actually is black, where only the female is blue. Not sure whether I have a male or female (too young to tell right now). The black one doesn't look too bad.

This is a male adult Petrinopelma Sazamai (Brazilain Blue):



This is a female adult Petrinopelma Sazamai (Brazilain Blue):

Edited: 6/23/19 6:37 PM
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It looks like it molted, but he is still staying in his burrow. On the left is the spider and the right side is its molt. 

6/23/19 6:41 PM
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jman - 


I bit the bullet and bought the baby Brazilian Blue Tarantula (Pterinopelma Sazimai)


There's no way this ends well.
Edited: 6/23/19 6:54 PM
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Another pic of the spider, it looks like it might be 1.5-1.75" long, but its legs are much thicker.

Hopefully he comes out this week and I can feed him. All 15 crickets I had died. One alpha ate all the others, then he died.
6/23/19 6:53 PM
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jman - I lifted up his house this morning and took a picture to see how big he is after the new molt. He is not as big as I had thought, but he is definitely bigger. You can see the difference comparing the "Before" and "After" pictures:


This is how it always begins.