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.





Sunday, July 4, 2021

I'm YouTube Famous

While we where at the grand opening of Fear Not Tarantulas Richard from The Tarantula Collective was live streaming. Guess who made a guest appearance?


Memphis Stalking A Cricket

Memphis, my Grammostola quirogai, hunting a cricket



Saturday, July 3, 2021

Fear Not Tarantulas Grand Opening

We just arrived at the grand opening of Fear Not Tarantulas, in Virginia Beach, VA


Nice long line, we ended up waiting about 1 hour to get in


While we waited in line Richard Stewart, from The Tarantula Collective YouTube Channel, came out to talk to people in line, and he gave Ella isopods, super nice guy.


Once we were inside Richard was doing his podcast in the store.

Lots of cool spiders

Mexican Black Widow

Poecilotheria metallica

Monocentropus balfouri communal

Fear Not Tarantulas was awesome. We picked up 2 new tarantulas, Psalmopoeus irminia and Psalmopoeus cambridgei.

The P. irminia is named Seven, she is our 7th tarantula and a gift from Christie for our 7th anniversary. 

Friday, July 2, 2021

Peek-a-boo

Izzy, Ella's Brachypelma hamorii, peeking out from her hide


 

The "Tarantula Enclosure" Store




Heading into The Container Store for the first time ever. Hopefully find some nice tarantula enclosure candidates.

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.