Tarantula Mythbuster 10 - Detailed Vid on B.albopilosum (Curly Hair)
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Hey Jon, i just got a female B. albopilosum and have seen many mixed emotions about how humid to keep their enclosure. I know that most of the brachypelmas are from mexico, and like it less humid. However, since this species is from honduras, should I keep it more humid? P.s. Keep up the awesome videos!
My b.albopilosum was skittish the other night :P
Thank you so very much for sharing your tarantulas with us. Again I'm soooo sorry for the loss of Curly Sue. She was very sweet, and very beautiful, and losing an animal you love so much, especially one very special to you, is always hard. No doubt I will be the same way when my first T goes, but I'm glad she had a good life, and lived a very long time. 26 years is a very long time for a tarantula. Again, thank you so much for sharing your tarantulas with us, especially the Brachypelma Albobilosum, it looks like a perfect T for me to start with if I can't get a hold of a B-Smithi. Keep it up Jon. :)
Do you like this species?
Jon i cant stress this , i cant thank you enough for helping me get into the hobby.I love my B. Albopilosum so much and shes so cute and friendly, not to mention she eats everytime. I def would suggest this as a starter. Jon's videos are awesome for anyone who wants to get into the hobby but dont know where to start or is scared/confused. ive watched ALOT of jon's videos lately now that i have my first 4 T's. Im so happy i feel like a proud dad.
So this advice on tarantula vision, which studies is that based on? Because as far as i'm aware there's been nearly no study on their vision, and certainly nothing to clarify focal distance. Also, please refer to the "latin names" as scientific names - Brachypelma albopilosum is latinized greek.
Fantastic video, thank you so much :)
@Jack5458 0.5 is half inch
@MRK00KI3M0NST3R really that fast??
my curly hair molted into a MM 2 months ago it was about 1 year old
do brachypelma albopilosum flick hairs jon because i bought a book from the pet store for tarantulas and it dosent say nothing about B.albopilosum
@konterspezi not as of yet, next molt she's getting a new enclosure
Well my trinidad Chevron matured into a male in like a year too....and then it died like a week later. :|
@Jon3800 Yeah but my albopilosum slings are real tiny... the size of the small fingernail.. I also just rehoused all 4 of them.. I discovered fungus/ mould... =(
65-75% is fine. Mine is fine with dry sub and a water dish
@boonhaw13 Umm, have you watch any of the feeding vids I put up? It's worth watching because your answer is right in there..crushed crickets to small pinheads. it's a good idea to watch them because every time I feed the Ts, there's a vid to supplement it... It shows you exactly when I feed them and the exact quantity I give to slings, juveniles and full grown adults. My videos are an open-book
Jon how many times do you mist the substrate for the honduran curly hair sling
@AlexRC113 sounds fair
@Jon3800 Thanks bro. I wound up getting it for $40. Looks female (ventral), and seems very docile. One major concern I have is that the guy I got it from didn't really know much about it's history. He had it for about 3 months he said, and the previous owner told him that it was hurt when he attempted keeping it cohabited with another T (unknown sp.). It killed and ate the other one but has a very lumpy and patchy abdomen. I bought her to rescue her from improper care.
it will take a couple of days to settle in, but the substrate should be dry as adults, moist as slings
@555Kestrel oldest I had was 25 years old if you can remember Ruby 2 years ago in my videos.
@Zennatritia 1) I only give proper caves when the Ts are out of deli cups...I never put caves in delicups because they eat space. It's whatever you decide. Sounds pretty big enclosure for a sling. 2) Possibly 3) I'll give you my records. As I'm sure you know my tarantulas are fed once every 2 weeks (whenever NEW feeding videos are uploaded) Kira was bought in March 23, 2010 as a 1'' spiderling then and is now 2.5 male in January 2011, and is still the same size now. Therefore 8 months
@mongolob the first 2 are better. If you watch this video, (red knee in Mythbuster 2 and chaco in mythbuster 24) you should have 0 problems maintaining either. These are detailed specific caresheet videos you'll ever find on youtube.
put it this way.. I had bought a 3/4'' b.albo in March 2010...and grew to a 3.5 mature male in 2 short years. That is fast for a brachy.
@boonhaw13 @boonhaw13 you're making this a bit difficult for me.There's really nothing I can suggest to you other than to work what's available in your country. If it's mealworms available, then that's what you have to use. Have you visited every pet store? There's bound to be one at least that sells crickets. If they sell mealworms, they should sell crickets. Mold is not a really big issue. Just remove the left overs and remove the piece of mold with tongs.
Jules, I would try to use scientific names to be more specific because you've just pointed out 2 completely different species in different classes. A huntsman...which species are you talking specifically since there's more than 1 species of huntsman. Some are safe, some are not. I'll assume for green bottle you mean "Green Bottle Blue (GBB) or Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens", which is a tarantula and not a huntsman...In that case, This is NOT a dangerous species..It's a good intermediate
@boonhaw13 Like you told me earlier, you have hard time to keep humidity in the tanks. Crushed prey doesn'tmold the minute you offer it to your sling if it's dry. It takes a good couple of days before it does. This is why you remove the uneaten prey if they are not hungry.
great video Jon
@Abomination5o2 The blondi has no hair on the patella's (i have no idea how to spell it) the T Stirmi (formerly known as burgundy) has hairs on the patella's :P
@Matta212121 yes, but rarely
@Zennatritia watch?v=nvmz6CPCWxc here's the video to show Kira's initial size...skip to 5:48. Probably yours will grow faster, but I don't see the point in feeding it so much man. As you see, all my Ts are well fed even tho I don't feed them often.
@usndc05 havent yet. school is keeping me quite busy
@monstersilk yeah i couldnt see my albopilosum sling for a long time because it was hiding in its burrow, then one day i saw its molt at the top of the enclosure. So im pretty sure they can molt in a small enclosed area, I also watched my B boehmei sling molt last night in its burrow and there wasnt much room so i think your good.
forgive me if my question seem somewhat noobish, does this species move alot compared to the rose hair as i am planing to keep a T for spectating purposes, but obv im not expecting to be able to have a spider that will move constantly. and also will wearing puncture proof gloves when handling the T be bad for the fangs if it decides to bite? so will its fangs be dammaged and threaten its health? thankyou
@Jon3800 Ok cool, I'll send you the link to the vid as soon as I get it up, but might take a few days. Thanks for responding bro.
@boonhaw13 all you need to do is keep the sub moist as slings. Like I've shown and probably have told you before regarding your A.seemanni, I mist the tank whenever it's dry
@Jon3800 I actually have... but in my area where I live I haven't seen any pinhead crickets for sale except for ful grown ones... and I don't think my parents would like hearing cricket sounds coming from my room... =(
Thanks Jon. Can you post a link to your humidity video please, I can't find it.
whenever it needs. Left over/dead carcasses of food must be cleaned periodically and cages should be cleaned once or twice a year
Hey man, how fast do b.albos grow? Faster than smithis?
What's the actual % of humidity these guys should be kept at? I've been reading care sheets and some say 75% to 85%, some say around 80% and then others say they don't like high humidity at all and should be kept at room humidity 50-60%.. Which one is true?! :P
I have 4 2cm albopilosum slings, do u need to spray constantly for the little guys? I used a small deli cup... In my country its abit hot... we don't have winters.. Im in Malaysia.. xD
YOU ARE JUST LIKE ME!!! because i started collecting tarantulas over 4 or 5 and a half mounths ago when i was only 11 yrs old and im twelve now LOL
@Abomination5o2 you'll see soon.
I agree with his method...In fact if you look at my "tips on increasing humidity" I suggest that. You do NOT need the mist he sides of the enclosures for terrestrials. This is only required for arboreals, since you know they spend most of the time on the glass. If you follow everything in this video you should have no problems keeping B.albopilosum. They are very easy to raise For how often, I really can't tell you when to mist enclosures.