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Post by TheCalebSimmons on Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:40 am

It is long over due for me to have an introduction page. I love God first and foremost. I have been married for 4 years now to my wonderful wife Della who helped put me through college. I attended college at UAH obtaining a degree in Computer Engineering. That landed me a job at Dynetics which is where I have worked for the last 2.5 years. I also enjoy lots of computer and console games.

My favorites are:
-XCOM UFO Defense (Totally awesome game which you can get for free online now)
-Starcraft
-Diablo 2
-Odin's sphere
-Secret of Mana

I also enjoy Origami which is the art of paper folding. And I am really into magic the gathering. Got lots of friends who are into it that I meet and play with every week. And as you all know I really enjoy my Tarantulas!

My pets are (Including my wife's pets):
4 Dogs (1 mutt, 2 greyhounds, 1 Chinese Crested)
2 Snakes ( Mexican Black King and a California King)
5 African Black Millipedes
2 Crested Geckos
26 Tarantulas
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Post by TheCalebSimmons on Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:05 am


Kind

Age / Size Diameter
/ Gender


Oklahoma Brown (Aphonopelma hentzi)

Spiderling / 2.5 cm / Unknown

Mexican Flameknee

(Brachypelma auratum)

Sub Adult / 2 inch / Unknown

Honduran Curlyhair

(Brachypelma albopilosum)

Sub Adult / 2.5 inch / Unknown

Mexican Fireleg (Brachypelma boehmei)

Sub Adult / 3 inch / Unknown

Ornamental Baboon

(Heteroscodra maculata)

Sub Adult / 4 inch / Unknown

Mexican Redknee (Brachypelma smithi)

Spiderling / .75 inch / Unknown

Mexican Redrump (Brachypelma vagans)

Escaped / Sub Adult / 3 inch / Unknown

Chinese Fawn

(Chilobrachys sp. "guangxiensis")

Sub Adult / 3 inch / Unknown

Costa Rican Tigerump

(Cyclosternum fasciatum)

Spiderling / 1 inch / Unknown

Chilean Rose (Grammostola porteri)

Almost Mature / 4 inch / Maybe Female

Brazilian Red and White

(Nhandu chromatus)

Mature Adult / 6 inch / Mature Male

(Help Here)

Usambar Orange Baboon

(Pterinochilus murinus)

Spiderling / 1 inch / Unknown

Purple Treespider

(Tapinauchenius violaceus)

Mature Adult / 2.5 inch / Mature Female

Greater Horned Baboon

(Ceratogyrus brachycephalus)

Sub Adult / 3 inch / Unknown

Malaysian Earth Tiger

(Cyriopagopus thorelli)

Sub Adult / 4 inch / Unknown

Brazilian Black (Grammostola pulchra)

Sub Adult / 2 inch / Unknown

Brazilian Salmon Pink Birdeater (Lasiodora parahybana)

Sub Adult / 3.5 inch / Unknown

Gooty Sapphire (Poecilotheria metallica)

Sub Adult / 3.5 inch / Unknown

Panama
blonde (Psalmopoeus pulcher)

Sub Adult / 4 inch / Maybe Female

Chaco Golden Knee

(Grammostola aureostriata)

Spiderling / 1 inch / Unknown

Trinary red baboon (Hystercrates gigas)

Sub Adult / 4 inch / Unknown

Greenbottle Blue

(Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens)

Spiderling / 1 inch / Unknown

Ecuadorian purple (Avicularia purpurea)

Sub Adult / 3 inch / Unknown

Ribbed Tree Spider (Iridopelma hirsutum)

Spiderling / 1 cm / Unknown

Costa Rican Bluefront

(Aphonopelma crinirufum)

Spiderling / Less then 1 cm / Unknown

Trinidad Cheveron

(Psalmopoeus cambridgei)

Spiderling / 2 cm / Unknown
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Post by TheCalebSimmons on Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:10 am

I am a little concerned about my Brazilian Red and White (Nhandu chromatus). He was my first Tarantula (Named Simon). I got him in November and he was less then 1 inch in diameter. He is now about 6 inches! And definitely a mature male. The hooks are clearly visible. This concerns me because I thought it to be fairly young due to its size when I bought it. I didn't expect it to show maturity this early. What is going on and does anyone have a female???

Thanks!
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Post by TheCalebSimmons on Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:13 am

Also my Purple Treespider (Tapinauchenius violaceus). I bought her when she was about 1 inch in diameter. She is now 2.5 nearly 3 and she laid a infertile egg sac which she graded for several days then ate. Is that common behavior ? ?
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Post by Ahriman on Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:13 pm

Polar Sheep and I play magic as well, although we don't play anything after the time spiral block due to nothing good being released since then. Secret of Mana is one of the best games EVER!!!! Been playing Starcraft since it came out, and used to be a Diablo II junkie. Might have to check out that UFO defense. is it a RTS?
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Post by TheCalebSimmons on Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:47 pm

Xcom Demo download.

http://download.cnet.com/X-COM-UFO-Defense-demo/3000-7562_4-10003228.html

Xcom is a turn based strategy game. Looks like ESA is now protecting it and that Steam is selling it in a bundle with later versions which were crap compared to the original. At one point it was considered abandon ware.

On Magic the Gathering I have been buying the 4x common uncommon sets off ebay.
So far I got 4 of every common and uncommon from:



Dissension



Guildpact



Ravnica: City of Guilds


Future Sight



Time Spiral


Morningtide


Lorwyn

Shards of Alara



Alara Reborn
And a bunch of other older cards that I got from a friend who was getting out of it because of the $$.
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Post by Ahriman on Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:47 pm

I got plenty of shadowmoor if you want it. My friends and I all play Timespiral block or older. I got sick of playing the same 10 decks remade over and over again in tournaments anyways.
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Post by TheCalebSimmons on Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:36 pm

If your gonna give them away for free I would love to take anything you will give. We should get together and play sometime. My wife is going out of town this weekend so I got all day Saturday.
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Post by TheCalebSimmons on Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:38 pm

I found my lost Mexican Red Rump!!! He is safe and sound!
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Post by Clifton on Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:02 pm

wow didnt think u would find it

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Post by Ahriman on Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:14 pm

Congrats, i know that feels good. I just had that situation with my red knee a month or two ago. Saturday sounds good. Polar Sheep will probably want to go too unless he's got something to do. What would be a good time to meet Saturday?
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Post by TheCalebSimmons on Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:36 pm

Great the more the better. My house is open, I live just over chapman mountain or we can meet up some place else if you would rather. I am good any time after 9:00 AM.
Just got my new google voice number. Feel free to call me at
(256) 513-9672
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Post by Ahriman on Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:46 pm

Sounds good, my brother will be down for the weekend too so i might have 3 or 4 ppl with me.
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Post by Polar_Sheep on Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:51 pm

I'm game for some MTG

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Post by Ahriman on Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:18 am

Awesome, it's a date then lol.
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Post by TheCalebSimmons on Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:40 pm

So my house is good? I get to show off my Tarantulas . I figure we will order pizza for lunch, everyone can pitch in a few bucks.
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Post by TheCalebSimmons on Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:41 pm

Does anyone know if it would be safe to hold my Ecuadorian purple (Avicularia purpurea)??
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Post by Polar_Sheep on Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:24 pm

I think it would be relatively safe to handle ANY T so long as the T allows it and the handler knows what they are doing. As with handling any T keep it close to the ground and watch for sudden burst of movement that could result in a fall/Injury. and always remember every time you handle a T you risk injury to yourself or the T.

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Post by Ahriman on Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:45 am

I personally handle all of mine. My skeleton hasn't been handled in a while due to his bad attitude though. I don't handle the Cobalt too often either for te same reason. But they'll let you know if they don't want to be handled.
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Post by TheCalebSimmons on Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:45 am

So was wondering what time you guys wanted to get together to play magic? I am free anytime.
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Post by Ahriman on Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:16 pm

We should aim for some day that it's not Halloween. I didn't realize it was Halloween saturday. Brain lapse lol. What's another good day for you.
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Post by Polar_Sheep on Sat Oct 31, 2009 3:04 pm

Yeah, Was a bad choice. But hey, we will get togther and play......Sometime

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Post by Ahriman on Sat Oct 31, 2009 4:09 pm

Most definitely. We could always meet up at Book Mark or the Deep if that's closer for you. They also have plenty of tables and space.
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Post by TheCalebSimmons on Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:29 pm

Its cool. I ended up having a good day with my brother playing magic and Starcraft. I am really not a fan of the deep. The book mark sounds cool. Never been there but I would like to check it out. It is a bit of a drive but I don't mind. Gives me yet another reason to stop my Angels. Angels is the best coffee shop in the world. And I know she wouldn't mind us playing there if you wanted. It is actually much closer for me but whatever.
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Post by Ahriman on Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:11 pm

Where's Angel's I wouldn't mind meeting at a coffee shop anyways. I'm not too big on the deep either, i'd rather hit Book Mark anyways. We can hit up this Angel's place.
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