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Aparently I'm a Shroom Farmer

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chit Chat' started by KIM QUY, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. KIM QUY

    KIM QUY Member 3 Year Member

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    Woke up and of course I had to go check on my babies. Aaaaand saw this wee lil mushroom sprouted overnight INSIDE my baby enclosure! I baked that substrate (topsoil) prior to putting it into the enclosure!

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    Tortoise Tom Well-Known Member

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    Picture isn't showing for me.

    I had some weird little yellow fungus pop up overnight in one of my enclosures. I didn't get a pic. I just removed it all with a spoon.
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    KIM QUY Member 3 Year Member

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    Thank
    Fixed it, thank you. Mine is an actual mushroom. Very weird.
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I've had them in the past, usually when the substrate has got too wet.
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    Mr. P Well-Known Member

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    Shrooms need moist soil and high nitrogen to feed off of and you usually get that ftrom decomposing matter. Tarantula waste and food parts can create the decomposing nitrogen so you may just need to do a little house cleaning to rmove those conditions.

    Also, shrooms release millions of spores so if the conditions stay the same the shrooms will come back.
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Mushrooms aren't a problem...Tarantulas have evolved with them for millions of years. Just pluck them out and move the water dish.
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    I get that type of shroom popping up all over my back yard every spring. I pull them out and chuck them.

    Changing subjects: That is an awesome tarantula! What species is it? I don't want to guess and be wrong.
  8. KIM QUY

    KIM QUY Member 3 Year Member

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    She is my favorite lady right now. A B. Vagans. Got her as a surprise freebie and almost traded her out since I had a cap of 2 tarantulas at the time. My very understanding boyfriend let me keep her. She was never in my list of must have tarantulas. Such an underrated species. She is oh so calm, eat voraciously and attack the mealie with gusto. And the colors, oh God, those velvety black legs and that cute red rump. I love her.
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    KIM QUY Member 3 Year Member

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    Here's her full body shot. Took it with my phone with the flash on.

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    Tortoise Tom Well-Known Member

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    I love the color on the prosoma, the shiny legs and I love how they are proportioned. I just picked up two of these a couple of months ago, but mine are still pretty small. I hope they grow up to be as gorgeous as yours is. I love their personalities. Always out, not skittish at all, and they are savages at feeding time. I debated whether or not I should get them, but since getting to know them, I'm really glad I did. Seeing pics of yours makes me even more happy that I took the plunge.
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    I had some pop up in my P striata enclosurea whole back.


    P striata Patrick shrooms 2.jpg P striata Patrick shrooms 1.jpg

    I gotta rehouse him anyway.