My sling molted today. Hehehe >:) So, if i were to powerfeed the heck of my sling wouldn't it grow much faster? I've only had it for 2 weeks and I would at least want it to be a full 2" by the end of this year, I wonder if that's possible.
I really want to keep one of those. But tell me if I gwt bit how screwed am I? Both in terms of the wond from the bite and the venon.
how come mine is so skittish? when i was buying her, the breeder held her and she was very calm but when i took her home she started to run very fast when i would just touch her!
my seemanni seem to molt on her feet instead of on her back....at first she's on side, not long after, on her feet again, and i look closely she's seem still molting, i can movement....... is it normal for T's molting in that posture? or i will get bad molt? please advice!!
oh and jon u told me i should get like a salmon pink bird eater for me to get more into advanced speacies do you think this is a good one tto get started in the advanced ones because i just bought one today
I wanna show you picture of her... but its quite blur but the bald spot is visible...
yes it is
@boonhaw13 In the General Sling Caresheet video (please watch it, it tells you how I feed them, keep them humid and so on), I call Ts slings if they are 1.5 inches or under depending on the species, therefore yours is still a sling. You don't need hygrometers. In the 16 years I've kept Ts, not one of my 120 cages have them. I look at the condition of the substrate. If it's dry, then it tells me my humidity is too low. Don't need to overcomplicate so much, Ts are easy to raise.
@boonhaw13 And yes tarantulas DO poop. See my Avicularia Avicularia Transfer and Poop video to see my A.avicularia pooping in action
@boonhaw13 the water bottles from Nestle are the smallest bottle cap I've seen. Plus I use it for my 1 inch G,rosea rcf and see is fine. Like I mention many of the videos, over tendency to stay in burrow, not eating, inactivity, aggression and blue-black bald patch on the abdomen is signs of premolt. Going in and out of the burrow @ night is natural to any species at night (I have 120 species and they all do this) as they are nocturnal, that's what they do. Its not premolt behavior
@Jon3800 Hmmmm... I see. So she just ate like 3 days ago... so that means she's not gonna molt. I just saw her walking around her burrow and making it wider. So I guess the bald spot was her scratching her hairs then. The nestle' bottle caps you mention was made from metal or something right?! Cause' I think I've seen it before, won't it hurt The T by accidental cuts?! Btw, any of your videos you can suggest to me?! Seeing you have so many videos, I'm already quite lost... Thanks... =D
@boonhaw13 I will plan on making mythbuster videos for all the Ts including this species, but this video right now is possibly the most detailed video of A.seemanni you can get on youtube, and you'll have find that the mythbuster videos (the 2 I have now) overlap and also apply to other species since I keep them in similar conditions. Now Granted, you can watch my General Sling Caresheets video if you're stuck. It applies to any T species.
@zydarking Noise can affect the T if the noise is right in front. Sounds like its approaching a molt
@Jon3800 Owh.. so I have to spray the substrate and make it moist... I using a plastic tupperware for her to stay... normal bottle caps might drown her... she always come outs of her burrow during the night so does it still mean she's gonna molt?!
@boonhaw13 How exactly sure are you that she is 100% female at that size? Even I have tremendous difficulty in accurately sexing a 3/4 -1 inch (1.5-2cm) specimen correctly. Have you looked at her molt or ventral or did you sex it according to the fat abdomen, short legs?
they're usually pet rocks
@Jon3800 My friend that got me the Tarantula said he 80% sure she's a female...
you fail. I feel sorry for your A.seemanni. Get a life
I have a costa rican zebra tarantula, its a juvenile, quite small. she made this burrow of her's and now she do is sit there like everytime, she's less active then she used to be when i first got her. she used to walk around alot now she rarely does. Is there something wrong?! Does noise also affect the T? I have somebody renovating their house next to me and its quite noisy with all those tools whacking the walls and stuff. I just got some much questions.. ><
do pulchras really dont move or are not that active when they are in premolt?tnx
The blue color form only exist in Guatemala so yours in not from Costa Rica =)
@Jon3800 Well... hope u make one soon so I can know more about it.. I don't know whats the actual size of the water dish i need because my tarantula is small, i just handled her just now... well she is a costa rican, i spotted the stripes already. Because the video was not actual size of your sling rose hair... the water dish u used for her looks very wide... my tarantula doesn't make as much webs as your's does...
wud 2-3 times a week give her a very big abdomen and body?
@boonhaw13 Is there anything specific you want to know about them that wasn't covered in this vid? I'll gladly answer it in the vid, because most of the mythbusters are repeat care videos Be careful...having stripes doesn't mean its the costa rican zebra, since there are other species that possess similar stripes such as E.murinus (skeleton), N.chromatus (white striped) and G.pulchripes (chaco goldenknee) and E.campestratus (pink zebra beauty), the 2 latter are fairly handleable.
@boonhaw13 Those bottle caps are made of plastic not metal (it is shown in my mythbuster G,rosea video, where I show my 1 inch rcf sling. I never use metal water dishes. For the suggestions, its better if you tell what you're looking for in specific...because with 1050 videos, I too get lost.
@MrHobbyenthusiast ok, i thought he bought the T from a petstore, because they almost always sell mislabelled Ts. At the size is she is I'm glad you told him that you were unsure because Ts sex organs aren't fully developed at that age, and its almost always impossible, even I myself screw up.
@boonhaw13 As an example, I fed my P.irminia (venezulean suntiger) 2 superworms over the past month, and her abdomen doubled in size. I cut down because she started to become to fat. Baldspots are a loss of urticating hair. Tarantulas shed these hairs as a defense mechanism or if they become stressed, or as a territorial mark). I wouldnt be worried too much about the noise coming from next door. I had saws and nail guns going downstairs and it never bothered my Ts once.
i just got one yesterday,its really ugly brown colored,with a Really nasty,attitude,,pretty much the only way can tell its a A.Seemani,is because its got the orange spineretts,, cool T but theres better ones out there Great Vid *****
@boonhaw13 I did get the pictures. Your camera is good at snapshots from afar, but very blurry at closeups...did you forget to turn your macro on? I really wished you would given a closer shot of the spider. It COULD resemble A.seemanni, you should note that they have an orange underside and orange spineretts. However at the size I would say 50-50 chance you have a male/female, because its organs are not fully developed. cage looks fine.
Well... I would like videos that are about Costa Rican Zebra... Im not 100% sure she's female... and Im not even sure she's a real costa rican zebra juvenile... I can't pics if that on the net because they don't have it... Watching your MythBusters Video now... Awesome... =D
wat about grammostola aureostriata? is that a bad hair kicker? also are their hairs painful?
yup, or take a shower
im puzzled for this one or the mexican red rump , help me please!!!! wich should i get ??? for my first... i would like to be able to handle it also
hey jon i have one but its realy calm like it doesnt get nevese or anything i can pet it and it doesnt do anything but its a heavy webber lol
@Jon3800 Well.. the spineretts are orange... my camera has problems with marco close-up because it's really old. My parents might change one if they realized. I had this camera for 6 years. So the one's they have last time is not as good as the camera's nowadays. Just handled her... she doesn't stop moving when i handle her, she just walks and sometimes real fast. But the bald spot is visible in the picture I sent you right?! So does it mean its gonna molt or she just kick hairs?
whats the growth rate?? I might consider buying a sling to try em out... they dont get too big though? they impressive display Ts?
its possible, how are you keeping it, sorry for the long response
@boonhaw13 you can a small bottle cap as a water provided if its shallow enough, or you can leave its substrate on the moist side. 1 a week or once every 2 weeks is fine. I would also suggest to follow my tarantula feeding video series that I post because this is my ACTUAL LIVE feeding schedule no matter if they are slings, juveniles or adults. Granted not at all my species are featured, I only post the ones that do attacks
Have u received the pics yet Jon?
is powerfeeding good?
You got a rare form there
Beautiful spider Jon
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sweet yours seems calm to my female as mine is real mad constent attacks and fangs
@boonhaw13 As for waterdish, it's the angle of the camera that appears to make it wide, its about 1 inch in diameter, in fact most slings I keep, I don't even offer a waterdish unless they hit the 2'' mark. No keep in mind not all tarantulas make a lot of webs. I have some species that heavily build webs, some make a web floor, and some that don't even make webs.
@Jon3800 Hi! Its me again, im using another account. Well, the noise is not directly infront of her but just next door of my house. Well, i just fed her about 2 days ago, she has a lighter spot on her abdomen that i noticed about 1 week ago so i didnt feed her. And now it also start to notice black spots... anything suspicious? Her abdomen has also gone larger alot after i fed her... Is it just because she has a bald spot because she is hungry? because the last time i fed her was 2 weeks ago...
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