Tarantula thread!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by PrinceSandwich, May 7, 2011.

  1. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I couldn't find one so I thought I'd start a Tarantula thread for posting pictures and talking about our 8 legged friends! [​IMG]

    My Grammostola Rosea
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  2. halfwaynowhere

    halfwaynowhere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i miss my spiders. i used to have several of them, but have none at the moment. Here are some of the spiders I used to keep.

    here's Rosie, a G. rosea
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    one of my B. smithi babies (mexican red knee)
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    Lola, my female A. hentzi (oklahoma brown)
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    Clyde, my A. versicolor
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    baby L. parahybana (salmon pink birdeater)
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    my (failed) attempt at breeding A. hentzi (this was moments before she grabbed him and ate him)
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  3. bobwhitelover

    bobwhitelover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha i am so scared of spiders that looking at them makes my blood curl!:)
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    WHY did i look,..i just HAD to look didnt i?? [​IMG] *scrubbing out my eyeballs now*
     
  5. Alicia G

    Alicia G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh wow they all look so lovely! I had someone qive me a tarantula when I was younger, said they didnt want it any more, so I kept it. It only lived for a few more months though.
     
  6. WIChookchick

    WIChookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have only 2 now, but will share pics of my former collection...
    I had about 42 at one time.
    Frank, A. hentzi
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    Binki, b. albopilosum
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    Sarge, p. cambridgei
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    unknown alpophonemla species, molted out to be a stripe knee
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    Scaramanga, G. aureostriata -gold knee
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    A G. rosea I got to rehome.
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    another I got to rehome, a very sweet mature male
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    Annette a large A. Hentzi I rescued and rehomed to a breeder
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    Binky Deux, another b. Albo I got
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    Inca a T. pruriens
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    WintnKid an a. Avic
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    A p. regalis
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    An A. chalcodes
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    Livewire a p. scrofa
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    Some babies I had
    Byers, N. chromatus
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    Dozer an A. bicoloratum
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    Langley a b. smithi
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    A baby g. aureostriata
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    Koho I am not sure what it was
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    Ducati another one i don't know
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    La Santa, my b. smithi, growing up
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    And my last pic of her
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    I sold her to some one who can use her for breeding.
    And my two current
    Frankie deux
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    Johnny, b. vagans
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  7. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Neat spiders!

    Can they bite you? I see a lot of people who keep them as pets holding them but I was never sure if they are just tame or they can't bite.
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:No expert here..but i think they can...and some can also shoot their hairs at you too?? Something like that.. [​IMG]
     
  9. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No expert here..but i think they can...and some can also shoot their hairs at you too?? Something like that.. [​IMG]

    Yes, they most definitely can bite! Some species are more docile ( and more handable) than others. And the New World species can kick hairs which irritate you skin and can damage your eyes!
     
  10. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Portland, Oregon
    Quote:Ok, i don't dislike spiders but i don't think i could keep a large one, but i must say, Clyde is beautiful! We had a pet jumping spider named Gorilla, he was gorgeous and lived for quite some time.
     

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