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Post by TheCalebSimmons on Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:43 am

A picture of a tarantula in Caleb's Collection added every day!
Here is the first one. It is my Greater Horned Baboon.
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Post by TheCalebSimmons on Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:09 am

Here is my Ecuadorian purple (Avicularia purpurea). Enjoy!
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Post by TheCalebSimmons on Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:45 am

Here is my Mexican Flameknee (Brachypelma auratum).
I worked really hard on this pic. Even entered into a photo contest.

Sadly I won nothing. O well. I guess the focus is a little off...

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Post by TheCalebSimmons on Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:00 am

My Chilean Rose (Grammostola porteri)

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Post by TheCalebSimmons on Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:09 pm

Sad news. My Greater Horned Baboon died today . It molted in November and I could easily see the hooks on his front legs indicating it was a male. He didn't eat a single cricket while in his last molt.
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Post by TheCalebSimmons on Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:36 am

My Goliath Birdeater (Theraphosa blondi) on the day I got her. That has been about two months ago now.
She seems to be doing quire well. Event molted successfully.

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Post by TheCalebSimmons on Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:42 am

And now my Brazilian Red and White (Nhandu chromatus).
He is an old Tarantula. This was actually the first Tarantula I ever owned. Still alive and doing well.

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Post by TheCalebSimmons on Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:15 am

My Sapphire Eating a Pinky.
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Post by Polar_Sheep on Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:55 pm

Sad I hope that does not cause complications with the molt. The Calcium in the Bones of the pinky is not good for a T. They can not process it because they have No use for it at all. Could cause them to get stuck in a molt.

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Post by TheCalebSimmons on Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:25 am

Polar_Sheep wrote:Sad I hope that does not cause complications with the molt. The Calcium in the Bones of the pinky is not good for a T. They can not process it because they have No use for it at all. Could cause them to get stuck in a molt.

Really? I have never heard that before. By chance, that was the first
and only pinkie my sapphire has ever eaten. Thankfully it has had a
successful molt since, otherwise I would have been really worried about
it. Thanks for telling me.
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Post by TheCalebSimmons on Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:31 am

Time for the new picture of the day! My Mexican Fireleg (Brachypelma boehmei).

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Post by Polar_Sheep on Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:12 am

TheCalebSimmons wrote:
Polar_Sheep wrote:Sad I hope that does not cause complications with the molt. The Calcium in the Bones of the pinky is not good for a T. They can not process it because they have No use for it at all. Could cause them to get stuck in a molt.

Really? I have never heard that before. By chance, that was the first
and only pinkie my sapphire has ever eaten. Thankfully it has had a
successful molt since, otherwise I would have been really worried about
it. Thanks for telling me.


You will find People who will go both ways on the pinkie subject. Some will say every now and again it is ok, even in the wild it is very likely that they will catch the random vertibrate (lizard/frog/rodent) But it is also proven that a Tarantula is not set up to process calcium. My friend Feeds his Pinkies and has yet to notice any problems. Me I would rather be safe than sorry. you will really have to research a little and form your own conclusion. I personally feel it is not healthy for them tho.

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Post by TheCalebSimmons on Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:31 pm

Mexican Redrump (Brachypelma vagans). This is one of my two explorers.
When I fed it I didn't get the lid back on very tight so it escaped. Luckily I found it within two days.

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Post by Polar_Sheep on Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:44 am

Very Nice, Im glad you found her.

I cant wait till Mine get that size. Its about the size of a Dime ATM

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Post by TheCalebSimmons on Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:06 am

Polar_Sheep wrote:Very Nice, Im glad you found her.

I cant wait till Mine get that size. Its about the size of a Dime ATM

It grew super fast. It was about the size of a dime when I got it from Mike about 5ish months ago. It eats really well.
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Post by TheCalebSimmons on Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:08 am

Oklahoma Brown (Aphonopelma hentzi). This is my other escaper. Found it only after a few hours of looking. When I got my brown from Mike it only had 7 legs. It was only about 1 cm around. Now it is pushing an inch around. Very slow grower but it is getting there.

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Post by TheCalebSimmons on Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:00 pm

Trinary red baboon (Hystercrates gigas)

I love this T. And here are 5 reasons.

1. It changes colors from red to brown each molt.
2. It is very bulky.
3. About 5 inch around.
4. Eats like a horse.
5. Makes tons of crazy tunnels.

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Post by Clifton on Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:43 am

nice you will have to upload another picture when it molts again

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Post by TheCalebSimmons on Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:15 pm

My Chinese Fawn (Chilobrachys sp. "guangxiensis")

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Post by TheCalebSimmons on Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:16 pm

Clifton wrote:nice you will have to upload another picture when it molts again
It actually already is black I will post a pic of it soon.
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Post by TheCalebSimmons on Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:05 pm

I tried to get my Trinary to come out today so I could get a good picture but he said no.

Here is a picture of the smallest T I have ever owned. It has molted 3 times since I got it.
This is the picture I took today. When I first got him I could hardly see it.
It was a real challenge finding crickets small enough for it.

Costa Rican Bluefront (Aphonopelma crinirufum)
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Post by TheCalebSimmons on Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:09 am

I like this T. I am looking forward to it growing up. My understanding is that it is one of the largest docile tarantulas available.

Chaco Golden Knee (Grammostola aureostriata)
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Post by Polar_Sheep on Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:41 pm

WOW!!! That Chaco is so Small. I have 2 of these and love them both. The male is 5" the female I have is 6.5" She is the largest T I own Very Happy.







Just for Knowlege:

The Gammostola aueostriata is now known as Grammostola pulchripes

You will find more useful information about G. aueostriata than you will on G. pulchripes but they are the same, both Chaco Golden Knees.

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Post by TheCalebSimmons on Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:19 pm

I had no idea about the Golden Knee

Here is a pic of my Panama blonde (Psalmopoeus pulcher).
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Post by TheCalebSimmons on Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:26 pm

My Brazilian Black (Grammostola pulchra). It is about 2 inch around.
Slow grower but it sure is a nice jet black.
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