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Phormictopus auratus

Konstantin

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Hi all
This will be one of my keeper's journals of my slings and their development and transformations as time goes by.
As per tirle meet my Phormictopus auratus (Aurea).Hopefully a female but will think of a boy's name if needs be later on.lol
Purchased from @Phil and is with me since 08.04.2020.
The lil fella is a very good eater and curently in a 10x10x5 cm enclosure with a eater dish and slightly moist (but not
soggy)substrste.Here are few pics.
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On 17.04.2020 we had our first moult together.
Pic without flash
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Pic with flash
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These spider starts as a brown sling and is cool that already goes through some colour changes.Once it hardens and is done stretching will decide if is ready for bigger enclosure as it seems it put some(not massive.lol) size to it.
Thanks for reading and will post updates as time goes
Regards Konstantin
 

Konstantin

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Hi all
Waited few days for the little one to harden and strech and fed it a tyni cricket two days in a row before moving it to a bigger house with a proper hide in it as the little one has put a bit more size to it and had nowhere to hide in the old house any more.It went in almost instantly and is loving it so far.
Here is a pic for reference between new and old enclosures
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Regards Konstantin
 

Mvtt70

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Awesome, they're amazing when they get their colors I have a 4-5" female who's probably my favorite tarantula lol. Also have 2 slings a little smaller than yours.
 

Konstantin

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Hi all
A little update.
Shortly after the rehouse the lil one closed shop and was not to be seen.
Today was feeding everyone else and thought to put a micro cricket in there to see if lil one will sence it and come out for a meal.It sure did.Couldn't open that burrow fast enough bless its little cottons.lol.By the time I put the tub back on the shelf it had the cricket and went to munch on it back in the burrow.
Trying that too with my G Pulchripes to see if it will tempt it out .lol
Regards Konstantin
 

Konstantin

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Hi all
A little update on the lil one.
It has been playing Bob the builder last night instead of being a good spider and go to bed.There is a tunel exiting in the corner behind its hide and a new entrance decoration.
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Not able to catch it out for a pic but at least is moving about and eating in his new enclosure
Regards Konstantin
 

menavodi

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Looks nice. It is not easy to take pictures like that, but you did it. :cool:
 

Konstantin

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Hi all
Little update on the little one.He seems to live the fossorial life lately.There is some webbing down so it is coming out duri g the night I imagine.Also its closing shop almost all the time but opens to grab the 2 micro crickets I put in every 4 days and then closing both ends of his burrow again by the next morning.
Weird little thing.
Regards Konstantin
 

Konstantin

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Hi
Yes I do that.It is a bit more eye pleasing for me and give the slings some more security when they out of their burrow than bare enclosure.
Regards Konstantin
 

Konstantin

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As for AB seems there is a group of regulars on there that have the tendency to bash new commers with criticism about their ways of keeping tarantulas while praising each other for doing exactly the same things.But Im not one to get into arguments and couldn't care less about those individuals petty picking anyway.
Regards Konstantin
 
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