Thursday, February 24, 2022

Rise and Shine

 Ziggy, my Trinidad Chevron Tarantula (Psalmopoeus cambridgei), emerged from hiding after months underground.




Thursday, August 12, 2021

Ruby Does a Little Dance

Get a cricket, do a dance. Ruby, my wife's Brachypelma hamorii, doing a happy dance after getting a cricket.



Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Horacio Quiroga, an Uruguayan Poet

Today I learned something about Grammostola quirogai. Tarantupedia has a section on the etymology of name. Interestingly G. quirogai are named after  Horacio Quiroga, an Uruguayan poet.

Memphis, my G. quirogai

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens (GBB) Out For A Stroll

Blue, my GBB, walked out the top of her enclosure last night when I was feeding her. I let her walk onto my hand. She walked around calmly for a bit, before having her walk back into her enclosure.



Sunday, July 25, 2021

New Tarantula: Brachypelma hamorii

I got a new tarantula last night, off of Craig's List. Brachypelma hamorii. Beautiful 4" female. I was nervous about getting a spider from someone off of Craig's List, but she looks healthy, and transaction went smoothly.

She's looking good this morning. Even after the stressful, nearly two hour, car ride she still took a cricket this morning.

She's in an aquarium with reptibark, so I do need to re-house her as soon as possible. But, otherwise, shes great.



Monday, July 19, 2021

Webbing Up the Place

Having freshly regrown her missing leg, Blue is webbing up her enclosure more and more every day





Rise and Shine

 Ziggy, my Trinidad Chevron Tarantula (Psalmopoeus cambridgei), emerged from hiding after months underground.