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Good Morning from Bakersfield, CA

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by FrmDaLeftCoast, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. FrmDaLeftCoast

    FrmDaLeftCoast Member

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    Good Morning from Bakersfield, CA.

    My name is Fernando...

    Due to YouTube and some uploads featuring T's watering and feeding. I've gotten the urge to join the T world community. I never thought of owning a T. In all honesty I assumed I couldn't afford to purchase or maintain one. Yet once I found out they use coir pith, peat moss, etc. as their substrate. I became very intrigued. Since at my work we use these raw materials to make potting soils, garden soils, topsoil, etc. The issue now was the price for a T. At least that was the issue until I learned about slings and there reasonable prices.

    I was very close to making my 1st purchase this past Tuesday. Unfortunately right when I was about to checkout and complete my purchase (Jamie's Tarantulas). The website went into maintenance mode. There goes my chance to acquire the Brazilian White Knee Sling w/the terrestrial enclosure.

    In the mean time I've just been gathering as much info on T's from websites like this one or by watching YouTube videos.
  2. Arachnoclown

    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Welcome to the group....Acanthoscurria geniculata are great first tarantulas. I have a few myself.:T:
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    PanzoN88 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum and eventually the hobby.
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  4. FrmDaLeftCoast

    FrmDaLeftCoast Member

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    Can't wait for the day when I no longer have to google "Acanthoscurria geniculata" to know which T's there talking about...lol. Thanks
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Hi Fernando and welcome :).
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    MassExodus Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    It takes afew months, but youll learn the scientific names. It makes it easier on you, and others, for identification. Welcome to TF, and the hobby. Any questions just ask.
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    LC72uk Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Welcome to the Group Fernando............LC72UK:):T:
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    Thank You!
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    Thanks! Really appreciate everyone's kindness.
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    Hello and welcome. I'm a huge fan of the A. geniculata too! I think its a great tarantula species to start with.
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  11. MassExodus

    MassExodus Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I know this forum has an A geniculata loving fanclub. I just sold every tarantula I have left, including an adult female A geniculta ... except my Brachys, and one female juvinile A geniculata that I've watched grow from a sling, who once ambushed me when I opened her top. I inhaled the whole puffball..anyway, It goes without saying, I'm quite fond of her..the only genus besides Brachy sp. in my collection. I'm moving to reptiles and I just don't have the space..but..I miss my spiders already. Fk it I'm going to the liquor store..
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    Quick update -

    Just placed an order for my 1st T's (Thanks to Seven Wonders). I'm a single father with 2 kiddos. Therefore I decided to go with 3 T's (my 8 yr old daughter is going to be pissed...she wanted a hamster). LoL

    Nhandu chromatus (Brazilian Red & White) 1.5"

    Acanthoscurria geniculata (Brazilian White Knee) 1.25"

    Grammostola pulchripes (Chaco Golden Knee) .75"

    Should get these beauties later this week. I just placed an order for some cork bark, tongs, glue gun & a temperature gauge. Stayed up last night making air holes in a few containers. Tomorrow I'll be able to get the substrate from work. After that i just need to visit my mom and grab myself some fake plant leaves. Find a place that sells feeders and patiently wait for my 1st ever T's. In the mean time I'll read, study (memorize scientific name) & watch (YouTube) every thing in regards to these T's.

    Thanks for reading!
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    MassExodus Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Nice haul! A hamster, lol..just let her get attached to the spiders, and then explain that hamsters are food..she'll be a hobbyist in no time!
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    My exact words to her were "We can get a hamster and feed it to the tarantula"....She was not amused...lol
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    Whitelightning777 Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Don't forget to get a Pamphobeteus species and a Lasiodora species as well!! :)

    L klugi Justina at attention 2.jpg P machala Persephone molted 6.jpg
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    You won't believe it, but it's the honest to God truth. Since my order isn't shipping out until tomorrow. I was able to add another member to my family - Lasiodora parahybana. True Story! I pinkie promise!
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    Temperature gauge? Waste of money as they are unnecessary as most tarantulas will be just fine at room temperature. That money you used for a gauge, you could've used on another eight legged tank.
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    The information I obtain on husbandry agrees with you. The only reason I went ahead and spent $4 on one - In Bakersfield it get's extremely Hot and in winter it get's somewhat cold. Many peeps mentioned "if your comfortable in your house, so is the tarantula". Unfortunately I hate being Hot (temperature wise, not looks) and comfortable for me is 65 degrees or cooler.
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    Welcome to tarantulaforum.com, if you have any questions feel free to ask.
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    Will do...Thank You!