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Got my FIRST tarantula

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Inky, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. Inky

    Inky Member

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    Hi!

    I am new and recently just ordered a Brachypelma baumgarteni (Mexican Orange Beauty) 1 1/4", any advice is greatly appreciated. It should come in a few days I am very excited!
  2. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Hi Inky, welcome to the hobby. Brachypelma are easy to keep, all they need is dry substrate, a hide and a water bowl.
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    Tortoise Tom Well-Known Member

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    Hello and welcome!

    Congrats on the new spider! Can't wait to see pics.
  4. Inky

    Inky Member

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    Tortoise Tom is that a Chilean Dwarf Flame in your profile pic?
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    Tortoise Tom Well-Known Member

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    That is Grammostola iheringi. I managed to find one for sale. It is a female and about 3.5-4" DLS now. Here is the whole pic:
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    Whitelightning777 Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Wow!! She's gorgeous. That species and Grammostola grossa are truly gems.
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Welcome to the group. Heres my 4" Brachypelma baumgarteni juvenile...great first time tarantulas. Screenshot_20180807-103950_Video Player.jpg
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    LC72uk Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Welcome to the Group...........LC72UK:):T:
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    Welcome to the forum