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Hello from San Diego

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by AmberK, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. AmberK

    AmberK New Member

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    Hi there! My name is Amber K. I got my first tarantula in 1983 then got out of the hobby when my first T died and I got married and started a family. Back in the hobby now since my youngest kiddo has left the nest. I currently have 17 Ts and am hoping to meet other hobbyists that I can learn from and share info with. Interested in starting a M. balfouri communal :)
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  2. Enn49

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

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    Hi Amber, welcome back to the hobby.:)
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    Tortoise Tom Well-Known Member

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    Hello and welcome to the forum!

    What species have you got? I have one M. balfouri in my collection and I love it. The idea of a community of them does seem super cool. I watched all of Tom Moran's videos on the subject too! :)
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    Welcome back to the hobby and welcome to the forum.

    I too am quite curious as to what your collection consists of.
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  5. AmberK

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    Thank you for the welcome all! My collection is as follows (in no particular order):

    A. seemanii (Zebra)
    A. avicularia (Pinktoe)
    C. cyaneopubescens (Greenbottle Blue)
    B. hamorii (Mexican Redknee)
    E. uatuman (Emerald Skeleton)
    P. metallica (Gooty Saphire)
    P. irminia (Suntiger)
    B. vagans (Mexican Redrump)
    B. albopilosum (Curly Hair *like me!)
    A. urticans (Peru Purple Pinktoe)
    C. versicolor (Antilles Pinktoe)
    H. sp Columbia (Pumpkin Patch lg)
    L. parahybana (Salmon Pink Birdeater) x 5

    Currently on the hunt for a G. pulchra and researching more on communals. I'm on arachnoboards and have been enjoying info from Dark Den and Tom's Big Spiders. :)
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    Tortoise Tom Well-Known Member

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    Great collection. I have several of those.

    I bought 10 little tiny G. pulchra slings a few months ago and I'm selling a few of them. They are all molting for the fourth time with me right now and all are over an inch now. Do you ever come up the 5 towards Santa Clarita?
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    AmberK New Member

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    I could make a trip up that way! Going camping first part of September but maybe after that! That's not too far from Magic Mountain right? :)
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    Tortoise Tom Well-Known Member

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    About 10 minutes form Magic Mountain.
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    PanzoN88 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice collection. I've had experience with 7 of the species you listed. I must say one thing though:


    (Inhales)......YOU ARE MISSING AN E. Sp. red (H. Sp. red) AND SOME Phormictopus Sp. Which is like giving up tickets for a once in a lifetime vacation in order to sit at home and binge watch vintage episodes of the price is right. I know it doesn't make sense, but it's a Tuesday morning.
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  10. AmberK

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    Excellent! Now I must go look up those species! :)
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    LC72uk Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Welcome to the Group Amber.........................LC72UK:):T:
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  12. AmberK

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    Thank you much!!
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    MassExodus Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Welcome Amber, to TF, the best forum EVER
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  14. AmberK

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    I'm really impressed
    Loving it already!
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