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Steven Knoetze

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    1983-06-17
  • About me

    new to tarantula keeping but improving all the time...
Member since
Friday, 05 August 2011 09:14
Last online
2 years ago
  • Steven Knoetze replied to the topic 'Re:Re: Price check- for your more rare T's....' in the forum.

    @Zane, You had good intentions which I commend you for.
    I for one still believe it is a good initiative but maybe for a later time when everyone simmers down. This would definately keep the hobby managable with nobody being overcharged for the less commonly kept species.

    I still want one of those Oligoxystre diamentinasis's if you ever decide to part with one, BTW.
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  • Steven Knoetze thanks user 'Zane02' in the forum message ' Re:Price check- for your more rare T's....'.
  • Steven Knoetze replied to the topic 'hows my abdomen looking' in the forum.

    @Jake,

    Could be a P cambridgei thing. I also noticed the other day that mine's abdomen also looks like it isn't attched well to the rest of the body. Has a white connection similar to the leg joints. Very strange indeed.
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  • Steven Knoetze replied to the topic 'Re:Price check- for your more rare T's....' in the forum.

    I am with Zane on this one I'm afraid.
    If we could get a standardized list going on the price range for the rarer T's it would help prevent people from not getting ripped off just because it's another blue spider.
    As for the debate on legal or illegally imported T's, I think it is a senseless debate as the hobby is up and alive and largely due to illegally imported species, nobody can deny that. It's a fact.
    Everytime somebody posts a breeding report of an as yet unavailable species, where do you think it originated from?? Probably fell from the sky I suppose.
    Anybody against this is a little naive in my opinion, or perhaps jealous at not being able to afford the rarer species?
    This is a great way of learning which of the rarer species are already in the country at the moment, if there is a breeding pair and that might be available in the near future.
    @Zane, I would love one of those Olygoxystre diamantinensis that you have. Just saying.

    My only rare T's are:
    Ephebopus cyanognathus - Blue fang tarantula - 4-5cm. For me it's priceless. Probably worth R600-R700(paid R450)
    Ephebopus murinus - Skeleton tarantula - 1-1.5cm. Probably worth R450(padiR450)
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  • Steven Knoetze thanks user 'ShaunT' in the forum message ' Re:Re: Enough space?'.
  • Steven Knoetze replied to the topic 'Tarantula Growth Challenge' in the forum.

    My G rosea was 2cm and went 4 months with no food, wouldnt eat. then molted twice in 2 weeks with 1 cricket in between molts. Now been 2 months with no eating.
    this sort of info would be crucial in a "study" like this I believe.
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  • Steven Knoetze replied to the topic 'Tarantula Growth Challenge' in the forum.

    Just my 2c on this project:

    What would be a great project would be to get 2 slings, preferably sac mates and hopefully ending up the same sex, and document their individual growth rates. To make it really interesting you could then keep one at ambient temp and humidity and on a regular 3 weekly feeding schedule whereas the other test subject would be temp and humidity controlled as per the species husbandry requirements and power fed every 1-2 weeks.
    This growth comparison would be more interesting than seeing individual random spider growth rates which, in my opinion, may end up being a bit boring considering the time between molts may be months. The only way this would interest me would be if the log kept information like:

    When the T was fed,
    When it rejected food,
    How long it closes itself off pre-molt,
    How long you waiting post molt before feeding,
    Temp and humidity(accuracy would be quite important)

    These factors all have the potential to affect the growthrate. Perhaps even your location could be a factor, Bloemfontein vs Durban for example.
    I will look at maybe doing this myself, what I basically mean is maybe we can agree on a template on some form to keep all the various factors standard for comparison purposes. What do you think?
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  • Steven Knoetze thanks user 'Hendrijs' in the forum message ' Breeding report - Orphnaecus.sp "Marinduque purple"'.
  • Steven Knoetze thanks user 'Hendrijs' in the forum message ' Breeding report - Orphnaecus sp. "Cebu"'.
  • Steven Knoetze thanks user 'F1refly' in the forum message ' Breeding report - Orphnaecus.sp "Marinduque purple"'.
  • Steven Knoetze thanks user 'Hendrijs' in the forum message ' Breeding Report - Poecitotheria smithi'.
  • Steven Knoetze thanks user 'Tyronel' in the forum message ' pamphobeteus machala (purple bloom) Breeding Report'.
  • Steven Knoetze thanks user 'Hendrijs' in the forum message ' Breeding report - Orphnaecus sp. "Samar"'.
  • Steven Knoetze thanks user 'Hendrijs' in the forum message ' Breeding report - Pamphobeteus platyomma'.
  • Steven Knoetze thanks user 'Ducheck' in the forum message ' Contact details on advertisements'.
  • Steven Knoetze replied to the topic 'Contact details on advertisements' in the forum.

    Fully agree.
    Must say I whatsapped Hetroscuderia as he gave his contact details and communication was top notch.
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  • Steven Knoetze thanks user 'Unknown_saviour' in the forum message ' H. incei communal set-up (DUW!!!)'.
  • Steven Knoetze replied to the topic 'Oligoxystre diamantinensis - Anybody know of this species???' in the forum.

    Deon wrote:

    Except for the slings, which have a huge difference, how does this T differ from a Greenbottle blue ?

    I think a lot is different between the 2.
    Like Zane has said the habitat will be much different as well as the size between the 2 species.
    The colour for me is the biggest difference, while they both have similar colouration the GBB has a patterned abdomen where the Oli does not. Also the GBB has much duller colours to match the arid enviroment whereas the Oli has bright, striking colours typical of Aboreal species.

    @Zane, I'm glad to hear they are at least being kept locally. Any idea of who you got them from or if there are any more available? Also what sort of price did they cost when you got them?
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  • Steven Knoetze thanks user 'Stan Schultz' in the forum message ' Rehousing'.
  • Steven Knoetze created a new topic ' Oligoxystre diamantinensis - Anybody know of this species???' in the forum.

    So I have recently come across this T and I must say I have fallen in love.
    Up until now the Pamphobeteus ultramarinus has been my all-time favourite, unobtainable species but I think this might might just beat it now.
    Not much seems to be known of them, they're from Brazil. Discovered in 2009.
    Males get to around 25mm and females to around 37mm so definately a dwarf species.
    I have attached pics as a sling and then of mature T's. They are very similar to a GBB but then in other pics very different.
    Anyway, anybody come across these before? I would love to find one!!!!
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    Adults
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  • Steven Knoetze replied to the topic 'Poecilotheria subfusca~ lowland ~communal setup- discussions' in the forum.

    Do you have any of these guys that you may be selling??
    Please let me know if you do.
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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  • Steven Knoetze replied to the topic 'Re:Re: P.muticus' in the forum.

    Congrats Cerat!! Beautiful species.
    Please give me a shout when they are ready, might also be keen on buying one.
    you can get me on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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  • Steven Knoetze thanks user 'Ceratogyrus' in the forum message ' P.muticus'.
  • Steven Knoetze thanks user 'entomology' in the forum message ' Pics of my Poecilotheria subfusca lowland'.

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