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5 years 3 months ago #56793 by Jake
HAhaha :happy: :lol:
I would pay to see that. :laugh: B)



Another thing is, the fact that you are opening the container from the top so this would automatically make the spider wont to defend himself.


Maybe tap on the glass before you open the lid, let the spider know you are opening it, as T-rad suggested use the bowl Idea, or just bug him enough and he will either flick at you or run away, giving you chance to work in he's enclosure.
Also feed him when you wont to work in he's enclosure.
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5 years 3 months ago #56824 by Danny
Sounds to me like it might be very hungry...

When you feed, does it eat? If it attacks the tongs with snapping movements, it's usually pissed off. But if it's going after the tongs and biting very deliberately it could be a sign that it's hoping for something to nibble on, especially if the previous owner fed it with tongs. Also the webbing near the hide might suggest he's hoping to pick up the vibrations of a meal walking past.

Also I see a lot of water marking on the side of the tank, has it perhaps been annoyed by spraying? The substrate doesn't look too moist and you say it has a hide, so it should be relatively "comfortable" in that enclosure. These also tend to burrow, is there anough substrate for digging?

If it was a mature male, you would clearly notice the clubbed pedipalps and also the tibial hooks on the front pair of legs.

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5 years 3 months ago #56830 by Dirk Cruger

HeteroScuderia wrote: Sounds to me like it might be very hungry...

When you feed, does it eat? If it attacks the tongs with snapping movements, it's usually pissed off. But if it's going after the tongs and biting very deliberately it could be a sign that it's hoping for something to nibble on, especially if the previous owner fed it with tongs. Also the webbing near the hide might suggest he's hoping to pick up the vibrations of a meal walking past.

Also I see a lot of water marking on the side of the tank, has it perhaps been annoyed by spraying? The substrate doesn't look too moist and you say it has a hide, so it should be relatively "comfortable" in that enclosure. These also tend to burrow, is there anough substrate for digging?

If it was a mature male, you would clearly notice the clubbed pedipalps and also the tibial hooks on the front pair of legs.


I actually considered it might be hungry so i've been giving it 2 large crickets every second day which it takes quite happily. So tonight i gave it 4 large crickets which it took quite happily, rolled it into a little ball (i know there is a specific term for this but i cant remeber) and is now chilling seemingly enjoying its meal. See picture.
I'm not sure this proves anything though because i also read that it will take whatever prey is available as long as it is available. What was interesting though was that everytime he caught a cricket he would go about repairing the webbed "carpet" he lay in front of the hide.

In answer to your other questions:
The water markings you see on the tank are probably from the washing two weeks ago and not drying properly. I dint mist at all, there is a small water bowl in one corner of the tank.
It has a hide large enough for the spider to sit in quite comfortably. Ive only seen it in here once or twice though. It usually hangs out on top of the bark.
There has been no burrowing whatsoever. Not even cleaning out the hide. The substrate depth in the tank is about equal to the legspan of the spider, guestimated at about 11cm.
I also dont see amy tibial hooks on the front legs.

Now having turned the tank away from the wall to get this picture i notice this white patch on the glass. But i guess thats a matter for a different thread.
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5 years 3 months ago - 5 years 3 months ago #56831 by Dirk Cruger
Apologies, here is the pic.

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5 years 3 months ago #56834 by Jake
That white patch is poo.

Another thing you must watch is over feeding the spider now.
If the spider abdomen gets to big and he falls he can rupture he's abdomen from that.

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5 years 3 months ago #56913 by Darren
My 15cm female is super aggro as-well not a chance in hell id ever touch her... what size does a Mature female get to? iv read any were from 12cm to 18cm this seems a little bit vague.... and 12cm seems to small for this species.... thanks

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