Monthly Archives: April 2014

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Salmon Pink Birdeater [014] March2014 Update

Molted today and WOW did she ever grow! Details of molt and measurements will be updated here later this week. She decided to do this last minute.

Cobalt Blue [011] March2014 Update

No news, just a photo of her fat ass. I took this under full spectrum lighting. Under regular/warm, she looks tan with no visible blue. The difference is amazing. She still hates the world. Rawr.

Monthly Summary: March 2014

Many of my specimens have not had any noteworthy changes or events this month, but you can follow the links to individuals who do have updates below.

A. diversipes Amazon Sapphire Pinktoe
     [012]: Nothing to report.
B. smithi  Mexican Redknee
     [010]: Nothing to report.
C. fimbriatus  Indian Violet
     [005] / [006]: Monthly Update
E. murinus  Skeleton Leg
     [015]: Monthly Update
H. lividum  Cobalt Blue
     [011]: Monthly Update
Lampropelma sp. “Borneo Black”
     Elvira [004]: Monthly Update
L. parahybana  Salmon Pink Birdeater
     [014]: Monthly Update
P. metallica  Gooty Sapphire Ornamental
     [007]: Monthly Update
P. rufilata  Red Slate Ornamental
    [002]: Nothing to report.
P. subfusca (aka. bara)  Ivory Ornamental
    [013]: Nothing to report.
P. irminia  Venezuelan Suntiger
    Romeo [001]: Nothing to report.
    Juliet [008]: Nothing to report.
P. murinus  Orange Baboon
    Billie [009]: Monthly Update
S. calceatum  Featherleg Baboon
    Mr. Nugs [003]: Nothing to report.

Indian Violet [006] March2014 Update

I rarely see my C. fimbriatus, but I pulled out a molt this month from #006. This is 87 days from the last one I recorded, though I’m sure there was one in between, likely at ~35+ days.

Molt (2): Unknown; Estimated to be January 18, 2014 @ 35-ish days
Molt (3): March 11, 2014 @ 52-ish
1.1 inches

Acquired: Costa Rican Zebra Leg [015]

JP had this adult “Skeleton Leg,”which was really an Aphonopelma seemanni for all of half an hour before I snatched her up. I’m very happy with this tarantula. She’s out most of the time and active. I love her stripes and she’s a gorgeous soft tan underneath. This is a much prettier species than I originally thought. She has satin appearance that I can’t get on camera. Great personality, voracious eater, and very laid back compared to the majority in my collection.

Borneo Black [004] March2014 Monthly Update

She totally molted! What a beautiful species. Too bad she’s so reclusive and hides herself as much as possible even when I’ve herded her into the open. I managed to get some decent pictures this time around. I knew she was getting ready for a molt because she wasn’t eating her crickets.

After the photo shoot, I gave her a lot more substrate.

Molt (2): March 13, 2014