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3 years 1 month ago #74094 by shan
Hi all.

I am Shan from centurion. Just got myself a G. pulchripes sling about a week ago. Also got a brown button spider that I rescued from the wife and a can of doom. Always wanted a T and now I have one. Very excited. I have done a lot of reading about enclosure size, substrate, heating, misting/water and feeding and very importantly on how to keep crickets alive. Now I guess the true learning begins.

I am also looking for an Euathlus sp. Red or dwarf Chilean red rump for my daughter. Let me know please if you know where I can find one.

Great site btw.. Lots of info.

Shan.

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3 years 1 month ago #74095 by Jake
Morning Shan

Welcome to Forum.

I hope you got rid of that can of dooom now that you have a new baby in the house. :lol: :spider:

As for the Euathlus sp, they are not a very common spider and do come up for sell from time to time.
Just have to shop around and keep asking.

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3 years 4 weeks ago #74096 by Stanley A. Schultz

shan wrote: Hi all.

I am Shan from centurion. Just got myself a G. pulchripes sling about a week ago. ...


WELCOME TO THE HOBBY!

WELCOME TO THIS FORUM!


My canned newbie greeting:
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Ah, ha! Did you hear that? That was the newbie alarm! :lol:

Please don't be offended. Tarantulas have been around for several hundreds of millions of years, and have been evolving and fine tuning their lifestyles steadily, seemingly almost forever. So, we're all playing catch-up here, and in a sense will be newbies for a long time to come.

I strongly urge you to go to the Spiders, Calgary webtree and start reading. At least scan through the entire website, picking out topics that catch your attention, but be sure to read the following webpages. (Even experienced aficionados can sometimes benefit from a little review.)

STAN'S NEWBIE INTRODUCTION . No! You start out with the RIGHT foot first.

STAN'S RANT . Read as many of the books mentioned here as you can find.

MYTH WEBTREE . How did we ever get into this mess?

CARE SHEETS: THE MOTHER OF ALL MYTHS . How to avoid both going crazy and killing your spider at the same time.

TEMPERATURE . You may suffer hot flashes or cold chills but your tarantula doesn't.

RELATIVE HUMIDITY . You've been lied to!

GROWING YOUR OWN . No, we're talking about tarantulas here, not the other "stuff."

SUBSTRATE . Getting to the bottom of it all.

ADDENDA AND ERRATA . Changes, additions and all the material that never made it into the printed version of TKG3.

CARE AND HUSBANDRY OF THE CHILEAN ROSE TARANTULA . The pièce de résistance for everybody who has a Grammostola rosea. This one is necessary only if you already have a Chilean rose or are getting a rose. Otherwise it may only be interesting reading to give you a broader data base. (Also, remember that this webpage was written primarily for Northern Hemisphere enthusiasts. Keeping a Chilean rose in another Southern Hemisphere country should not pose any issues like the dreaded Hemisphere Shift.)

The best news is that 90% of the questions you wanted to ask plus a lot, LOT more that you didn't think to ask are all laid out for you for ABSOLUTELY FREE if you read that website and take advantage of your friendly, neighborhood, public library! All you need do is read.

Best of luck. Hope this helps.

The Tarantula Whisperers!
Stan Schultz
Marguerite Schultz
Co-authors of the TARANTULA KEEPER'S GUIDE, now in its third edition!
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3 years 4 weeks ago #74097 by shan
Thanks guys. @stan, I have read your links before I bought my chaco - great laugh and info. Thanks.

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3 years 3 weeks ago #74115 by Kenneth
My chaco just molted today great lil guys :D

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3 years 2 weeks ago #74123 by shan
So in hunting down an Euathlus sp. Red, I ended up with a B. smithi. What a fantastic spider. So calm and willing to be handled. Set her up in an exo terra 30cm squared tank. Loving my new T.

Still looking for that Euathlus sp. Red. Lol

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