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Hapalopus sp. Colombia "pumpkin patch" large

octanejunkie

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Today was a good day, my local USPS carrier brought me 2 new friends, a pair of 3/4"-1" H. sp. large

These guys are awesome, so small and already full adult coloring. Here are a few pics

Emerging from it's vial
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A new home
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Settling in and starting to explore
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These guys are TINY in the 24oz deli cups I'm housing them in, but following husbandry notes from @Tomoran I wanted to give them around 3" of sub to burrow in and good surface space to web. I created starter burrows under the cork bark using the end of a sharpie; the are both using their burrows. Might feed them today.

After doing my research I found a nice deal here on the pair from @Sharno :) :T: Thanks so much!
 

octanejunkie

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Both these slings webbed and sealed up the hides I made for them (cork flats with starter burrows underneath) within the first 2 days of arrival.

One of them used the starter burrow, the other decided to dig its own and I just realized, molted! Looks like it happened yesterday, maybe the day before. Calling it PP#1.
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Just took a closer look at PP#2, the other one, and it is upside down at the mouth of the burrow, I suspect it will molt tonight.
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Bad pic but time will tell.
 

octanejunkie

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For @Bethan567

The enclosures are basic 4oz deli cups that the market sells salads in. I filled 2/3 with substrate, use a soldering iron to burn air holes all round for ventilation. I added moss and cork bark chunk that I cut from a slab and shaped to size. I made a starter burrow against the side and hot glued the cork bark chunks to the side of the enclosures and decorated with moss and added a bottle cap water dish. The spiders adapted the burrows and hides accordingly as spiders do.
 
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