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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by jwkate, Sep 30, 2018.

  1. jwkate

    jwkate New Member

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    Hi

    I joined because my Chilean rose tarantula died at the age of 22 last spring (I had her for 18 years after getting her from a famliy that had had her for 4), and I'm interested in another one. Unfortunately, I didn't really do everything right the first time around and after reading here, I can see I have a lot to learn about proper tarantula husbandry.

    I don't want to support pet stores, so I'll need to find a good tarantula breeder, I guess, and I'm hoping this forum will be able to point me in a good direction and help me set up her environment better than the one I already have.
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  2. MassExodus

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

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    Welcome to TF. Dry substrate, sand or cocofiber or excavator clay. Water dish, and hides/cover. They like it dry. I'm not sure how many people are offering captive bred rosea, I kind of like the fact that I can go to a pet store and pick out an adult female for cheap though.
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Welcome to the group !!! :beer:
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Hi and welcome to the forum.
    You can't have got it so wrong if she lived to 22 :)
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    LC72uk Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Welcome to the Group:):T:
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    jwkate New Member

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    You can't have got it so wrong if she lived to 22 :)

    I suppose not, but I just wonder if she had the best life she could have. Thanks for the welcome, all.
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