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





Saturday, July 10, 2021

Seven Plus One Equals Eight

My Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens only had seven legs when I got her. I didn't notice until I got home from the reptile expo where I picked her up. I had heard that tarantulas could regrow legs, but I was still bummed. What if it didn't grow back?


In this photo you can see she only has seven legs. Her left side leg 3 is missing. Well after a molt she as regrown the missing leg!


In this one you can see the regrown leg. This photo is from the bottom so it appears on the other side. But the leg is there! Her left side leg 3 is slightly smaller than the others, but it has grown back.

She stayed in her web hammock for several days after the molt. Today is the first time she ventured out to walk around on her new leg.





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.