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Got babies in the mail today.

Discussion in 'Arachnids and Other Bugs' started by Poisoned, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. Sabrina

    Sabrina Moderator

    AH, oh my that is scary! :lol:
     
  2. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Well, Miranda might be getting 101 brothers and sisters next month :D
     
  3. lmwst18

    lmwst18 Good Dog

    Oh You must be the proudest momma ever!!!
     
  4. jeoestreich

    jeoestreich GRCH Dog

    Very nice. If you need some space, you can send some to me. :D ;)
     
  5. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    I'll be a busy momma when they all get here.. all of the separate feedings, cleanings, and little enclosures :lol:

    I think I am just going to grow them out a bit, pick my favorites and rehome the rest when they hit a few inches.

    So I'll be starting feeder colonies as well..

    This is a sickness, it is.
     
  6. jeoestreich

    jeoestreich GRCH Dog

    I know the sickness. I have it also. How small are they going to be?
     
  7. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Most likely .25" or so. They aren't shippable for about a month, so they're baby babies now...
     
  8. jeoestreich

    jeoestreich GRCH Dog

    Are you going to start breeding your own feeders? Because that will be a lot of crickets?
     
  9. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Yep, I'm leaning towards roaches rather than crickets... But I might just stick with the crickets, they just breed slower..
     
  10. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    I have been thinking.. WTF am I going to do with a 100+ babies?!?
    So, I'm getting just a few slings and probably a Juvi Chromatus.. not positive..
     
  11. jeoestreich

    jeoestreich GRCH Dog

    :lol: I thought you would come to your senses sooner or later. Where do you order from? I am always looking for a new place to get some Ts.
     
  12. Deniselynn

    Deniselynn Banned

    Beautiful!!!!
     
  13. chloesredboy2

    chloesredboy2 Good Dog

    oh my,you mean 100 baby spiders? Will the majority of them die as babies? I'm not trying to imply that you can't take care of them,but are they normally hard to raise from babies?
     
  14. menzie3

    menzie3 Good Dog

    Im perfectly happy adoring them from pictures.. :D They are too cute though - I must admit!
     
  15. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    It is more difficult to raise them from tiny slings for a few reasons - all the feedings, the much more frequent molting, their sheer size can mean they can be injured or killed by the slightest thing - but with proper care most of them wouldn't die ;)

     
  16. chloesredboy2

    chloesredboy2 Good Dog

    oh my gosh! 100 little spiders to take care of! Do you have to separate them as they get bigger?Will they fight and kill each other?
     
  17. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    i love the tarantulas.. but... YOU RELEASED THE WIDOW!!!??? UGH BARF. *shiver*
     
  18. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Well I ended up NOT getting the 101 babies :D
    But yes, they will cannibalize so if you want them all to live you separate them.

    ---------- Post added at 11:29 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:28 AM ----------

    And yep - I found him outside, and once he matured he was restless because he wanted to mate, he will die soon after his last molt anyway, so I figured what the heck let him die following his instinct.
     
  19. chloesredboy2

    chloesredboy2 Good Dog

    Will they fight over territory,not just to eat each other?
     
  20. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    I'm not positive on that, there ARE tarantula species than can coexist in the same (large) enclosure. Ones that make a little hide/web and stay in it, they each have their own little area - but they can still fight, or cannibalize.

    Some are territorial, mine would get ticked off about me putting my hand in there to clean...
     

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