Category Archives: *tarantulas

Tarantula Attack!

Well, that’s a little misleading. Yes, my salmon pink bird eater kicks hairs like crazy, but he didn’t get me directly. There was a cleaning incident.

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Brazilian Black Update

Grammostola pulchra

After a recent molt (12/10/2016), I was disappointed that the apparent gender of my gorgeous Brazi Black is male.

He is a voracious eater and never disappoints. This seems to be a trend on all the male individuals I’ve owned. Females seem more cautious – is that a thing with tarantulas? I will have to ask the guys at Arachnoboards if it’s a coincidence. I have not been feeding the collection for fast growth, but he easily outpaces my other species.

Sad News: Greater Horned Baboon [020] Deadsauced

I learned the hard way how warm these guys like their habitat.  Read More →

Brazilian Black Update

Just some new photos. Read More →

Salmon Pink Birdeater Premolt Pic

Lasiodora parahybana

Some pre and post molt photos. Read More →

Greater Horned Baboon [020] Update

My GH baboon is quick to strike without warning. She slammed my tongs three times as I gently coaxed her out for a photo shoot. =D What an awesome tarantula! Read More →

Ivory Ornamental [013] Update

She molted in January, and I neglected to note the date. Since then, she is more likely to throw a scary-fast threat posture at disturbances, and I haven’t been able to get a good measurement from her. I think it’s safe to say she still hasn’t hit the 5 inch mark. Her growth has really slowed. Read More →

Collection Reduction

In order to focus on my Brazilian boa breeding ambitions more seriously, I’ve decided to reduce my tarantula collection. I found a fellow enthusiast on Craig’s List who was happy to have all the individuals I’d tagged for re-homing.

I’m disappointed to see the spiders go, but the boas are a larger priority. Maybe I will be more inclined to keep up with this blog with a smaller collection. Ha! More likely, this will become a blog about my pets in general. Oh well. I had good intentions when I started. =P

Borneo Black [004] July 2014 Monthly Update

Molt: July 18, 2014 @ 127 days.

She had been eating less between this and her last molt, which can account for the longer instar. I have not made a point to feed her aggressively. She is one of my less predictable specimens and I’m not anxious to have her at an adult size.

Ivory Ornamental [013] July 2014 Monthly Update

She’s fattening up since her last molt and looking good. Still my favorite. =) New photos! Read More →