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Shawn Viljoen

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Shawn Viljoen

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    1990-08-26
  • About me

    I am very new to tarantulas. I am hoping to get enough info to start my own collection.

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Wednesday, 11 December 2013 13:08
Last online
7 months ago
  • Shawn Viljoen replied to the topic 'Collection of 6 T's for sale.' in the forum.

    Just to clarify on the urgent - My wife's cats have discovered that there's something moving in the boxes. I would like to avoid having these awesome guys dying because of a playful cat roaming around.

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  • Shawn Viljoen created a new topic ' Collection of 6 T's for sale.' in the forum.

    Hi guys,
    I have 6 Ts for sale (R1000 for all of them) in the Roodepoort area. This is quite urgent so I'm not looking to get too much for the 6.
    They all come with the tanks they are currently in and 5 additional tanks.
    The Ts:
    Salmon Pink Bird Eater - around 10cm (not docile at all)
    Chaco Golden Knee - around 5/6cm (docile and ready to handle)
    Red Rump - around 3 cm (not sure about nature haven't tried handling)
    Curly Hair - around 5 cm (docile and ready to handle)
    Brazilian Red and White - around 2 cm (not sure about nature haven't tried handling)
    Curly Hair - around 4 cm (docile and ready to handle)

    I'd be happy to meet up at any public place in Gauteng for the sale.

    If you have any questions feel free to contact me.



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  • Shawn Viljoen created a new topic ' Please help me identify this T?' in the forum.

    Hi Guys,

    We found this T in Swartruggens. I was just wondering if you guys could help me determine which T it is?
    We didn't catch the T. We just snapped a pic and let it carry on. We have found other ones on the farm also, but none of them came close to the beauty of this one.

    Thanks in advance.

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  • Shawn Viljoen replied to the topic 'How to do fair T pricing?' in the forum.

    Thanks Jake

    If any of these are illegal to own just let me know, but I don't think that any of them should be.

    Description Scientific Name
    1 X Salem Ornamental (Adult Female +-10-11cm) Poecilotheria Formosa
    1 X Srilankan Ornamental (Adult Female +-10-11cm) Poecilotheria Fasciata
    1 X Salmon Pink Birdeater (Adult Female +-9-10cm) Lasiodora Parahybana
    1 X Indian Ornamental (Sub Adult +-8 – 9cm) Poecilotheria Regalis
    3 X Mexican Red Rump (Adult Female +-7-8cm) Brachypelma Vegans
    1 x Asian Fawn (Female +- 7-8cm) Chilobrachys Huahini
    1 X Peruvian Pink Rump (Adult Female  +-7-8cm) Thrixopelma Ockerti
    1 X Choco Golden Knee (Adult Female +-7-8cm) Grammostola Pulshripes
    1 X Chilean Rose Female +-(5-6cm) Grammostola Rosea
    1 X Green Bottle Blue (Adult Female +-7-8cm) Chromatopelma Cyaneopubescens
    2 X Mexican Firelegs (Female +-6-7cm) Brachypelma Boehmei
    1 x Venezuelan Sun Tiger (Female +-6-7cm) Psalmopoeus Irminia
    1 X Purple Tree Spider (+-6-7cm) Tapinauchenius Violaceus
    3 x Curly Hair (Adult Female) Brachypelma Albopilosum

    RARE (according to owner)
    1 x SP Purple (+-1-2cm) ???
    1 x SP Fire (+-1-2cm) ???

    5 x Black and White Birdeater (3-4cm) Nhandu Coloratovillosum
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  • Shawn Viljoen created a new topic ' How to do fair T pricing?' in the forum.

    Hi Guys,

    I have a friend that is looking to sell a few of his T's as he is moving and can't keep them anymore.
    I'd like to know where we can get some fair pricing for the T's. He isn't really looking to make money off them, it's just a case of he doesn't really want to lose on them.

    I can provide the full list here if that will help, but I don't have any pics at the moment. There are about 30 T's Ranging form small to big.

    Regards
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  • Shawn Viljoen replied to the topic 'Chaco Golden Knee hiding a lot.' in the forum.

    Hi guys,

    Just some feedback. The little guy seems to be doing great. I've noticed that he comes out every now and again. I've added the heating pad with the bit of cold that has come in and he seems to be eating good again.

    Thanks for all the replies. :)

    In the meantime I've gotten another T. A Salmon Pink Bird eater. L. parahybana. Also an awesome little guy, but he is growing super fast. I like it.
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  • Shawn Viljoen replied to the topic 'Chaco Golden Knee hiding a lot.' in the forum.

    Hi guys,

    Here is a pic of the setup as promised.

    Thanks
    Shawn
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  • Shawn Viljoen replied to the topic 'Chaco Golden Knee hiding a lot.' in the forum.

    Cool. Thanks I will do.

    Thanks guys. It's really cool to see the nature of the T community.
    The hobby just gets better with this kind of response. :)
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  • Shawn Viljoen replied to the topic 'Chaco Golden Knee hiding a lot.' in the forum.

    Thanks Jake,

    I'll have a look at the heating pad suggestion.

    And yes for the moment I'm using potting soil. I'll move over to peat as soon as they have been in the current enclosures for 6 months. I only heard about the peat being an alternative just after housing them.
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  • Shawn Viljoen replied to the topic 'Chaco Golden Knee hiding a lot.' in the forum.

    Hi SixGun16,

    Thanks for the quick response.
    I'll post a pic of the enclosure as soon as I get home.

    It is a 10x10x10 cm glass case.

    So I have:
    Chaco Golden knee
    Curlyhair (+- 2cm) - molted once. about 7 feeds so far. (also in the 10x10x10 case)
    Dwarf Black Tiger - (when I got it they said it was 3mm but I haven't seen it in quite some time) also 1 molt and about 5 feeds in a 5x5x5 case.
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  • Shawn Viljoen created a new topic ' Chaco Golden Knee hiding a lot.' in the forum.

    Hi Guys,

    Okay so I'm very new to this so please keep that in mind. noob
    In early Jan I got myself 3 Ts.

    So the question is regarding my Chaco Golden Knee. The little guy/gal (about 3.5cm at this stage) keeps digging to the bottom of the enclosure and doesn't seem to be coming up at all.
    In the first few weeks the T was eating great and even shed a mold ( the T ate 2 more times after the mold) but now she/he stays hidden all the time.
    I figured that it could be due to cold, it has been raining a lot this side (the T has only been hiding for about the last 2.5 weeks), I got a new (bigger) heating pad under the enclosure, but that does not seem to help at all.

    If this is normal I'll be happy to accept it and wait out the winter. But if not please advise?

    Also I think (ammature thinking beware) that the potting soil might be a bit deep. The enclosure is about 10cm deep and the potting soil fills it up about 6cm. If that is the case is it fine if I just remove a few cm of the potting soil?

    The enclosure also contains a small piece of rounded bark big enough for the T to hide under and a coke bottle lid size water "bowl"

    If I missed on mentioning anything that is important please let me know and I'll fill in the blanks.
    If there is another thread that already covers this (and I've missed it) please give me the link?

    Thanks
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