My Tarantula Collection

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My Tarantula Collection

Unread postby adesh8028 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:12 pm

Just started with hobby of keeping tarantulas. I had this fascination of keeping these creatures from long time, after moving to SA; while I was searching for pet shops (out of only aqua interest), I stumble upon these creatures and fell in love with them.

Pretoria, is a place where you can see good number of hobbyist in this line of the hobby. I immediately started reading on this subject in order to keep them in parallel to search on good deals on the tarantula. As every newbie in this hobby, I also liked "Mexican Red Knee" (aka Brachypelma Smithi) and got 2 slings of these. They are still small but getting bigger after every molt.

Immediately after getting these 2 slings, I got an awesome deal from a hobbyist who was relocating and I got 2 sub-adults 1 Mexican Red Knee and 1 Brazilian White Knee from him. Following are 2 pics of sub adult Mexican Red Knee.

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I will post pics of other tarantulas in coming period.



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Re: My Tarantula Collection

Unread postby SCORPIO » Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:18 pm

WOW!!!
What is feeding these beauties!!!
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Re: My Tarantula Collection

Unread postby adesh8028 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:20 pm

I'm feeding them mealworms and soft-shell crickets. The feeding schedule for sub-adults is every after 4 days, whereas for slings its every after 2 days.

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Re: My Tarantula Collection

Unread postby jack » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:43 pm

Great collection
All the best with the new hobby

Few of the questions
Setup
Light
Full shot where you are housing them
Special care
I am new to this thing might this question be silly
But are they poisonous ?

Please keep updated
Finally i am Broke but Happy :D

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Re: My Tarantula Collection

Unread postby hamza » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:27 am

Wow! These are one of my favorite tarantulas.

One of my drawings of the same.
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Looking forward to see more in your collection.
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Re: My Tarantula Collection

Unread postby ishaan » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:12 am

wow!!! they are beautiful creatures :adore and same question as asked above are they poisonous :oops: :mrgreen:
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Re: My Tarantula Collection

Unread postby SCORPIO » Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:45 pm

hamza wrote:Wow! These are one of my favorite tarantulas.

One of my drawings of the same.
DSC_2921.jpg


Looking forward to see more in your collection.


Hamza, I always like your drawings. :clp
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Re: My Tarantula Collection

Unread postby deepesh » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:12 pm

Fantastic drawing. Just like the real thing with the shadows and all.

How deep the blacks! Charcoal hai kya?

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Re: My Tarantula Collection

Unread postby Romi » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:28 pm

Is it true that they throw their hair at you if angry? In addition to biting, which i understand in some species is quite poisonous. Though not as much as popular fiction would have it. ..

lovely creatures, undoubtedly. If only they could be trained to hunt for themselves, and return to their boxes like obedient cats... :lol:

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Re: My Tarantula Collection

Unread postby sushant » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:59 pm

Beautiful creatures :coolph , can we please have some more info. on them
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