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My Poeciletheria

Discussion in 'Poecilotheria' started by Danilo, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. Danilo

    Danilo Member

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    Hi I thought I would start my own thread so I can post everything pokie related in one place

    It was feeding day for the vittata today and managed to get a pic of one out on the hunt
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    There still all hanging together and are excellent eaters ,
    Been feeding twice a week of around 11 crickets per feed between the seven of them and none are left after a couple of mins :T:


    Also been busy with the glue gun in anticipation for my new arrivals , getting the new terrariums ready for the male and female regalis .

    It's a work in progress but I'm happy so far
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    I went the extra mile for the male as I want him in excellent condition to perform ,
    and when he's either been eaten or passes with old age then I will move the vittata into the terrarium ,as they should be big enough by then.

    There' more greenery and sphagnum moss to be added before they arrive and more finishing touches.

    Also have a rufilata sling to come and an OBT ;)
  2. MassExodus

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

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    Someone got Poeci fever:) Nice man, keep us updated!
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    Metalman2004 Well-Known Member

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    The rufilata quickly became my favorite in my collection. If you like Poecs then you’re going to love your rufilata.
  4. Danilo

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    Poeci fever all the way :T:
    Always been my favourite genus of spider since I first spotted a regalis many years ago .

    And the good news , I just got my email saying they've finally been shipped .
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    Whitelightning777 Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    They are truly excellent. I adore my P striata, great little guy!!

    Still, they aren't M balfouri and they have cannibalized when kept together. When in doubt, assume all Ts are cannibals unless absolutely proven otherwise.

    Jamie's has great juvenile arboreal cages. So does Terra Blue in the 2 gallon tall ones. Exo Terra makes good ones tall for adults.

    Here's my P striata cage.

    Patrick cage 2.jpg P Striata Patrick newly molted 1.jpg

    Here's my P striata.
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  6. Danilo

    Danilo Member

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    Lovely looking T :T: and nice set ups

    I decided that if 2 disappear then I will split them all individually but so far so good (fingers crossed) .
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    Whitelightning777 Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I would separate them as soon as you can afford new cages. Why take even a 1% risk?

    Heck, I can take one off of your hands, especially a confirmed female!! :). ;)
  8. Danilo

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    @Whitelightning777
    I've never kept a communal before and that was the reason for me purchasing the vittata ,
    The guy I got them from also keeps his communally ,
    but in all honesty the longer I've had them I've become quite attached to them all and am probably going to separate them asap once I get something suitable to transfer them into .
  9. Danilo

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    Got my delivery from Poland this morning and they all made it with no DOA's

    I've transferred them all into their enclosures and managed to get a couple of pics of the regalis

    Here's the female
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    And the male
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    The male was looking a bit worse for wear but after a couple of hours in the warmth of his enclosure has come round and been exploring his new surroundings.

    The P.rufilata and OBT slings bolted for cover as soon as they were in there enclosures so I couldn't get a pic of them .

    I will leave all the T's alone for a good few days to settle in and make themselves feel at home