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Plesiopelma longisternale

Discussion in 'General Tarantula Discussion' started by Enn49, May 4, 2019.

  1. Enn49

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

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    I thought I'd do a progress report on my little Plesiopelma longisternale, Toba, to help anyone that should be lucky enough to find one for sale (it took me 4 years).

    Toba arrived on 23/04/2019, a 4th instar at around 0.5" dls
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    I'm keeping it on dry coco fibre substrate in a 3" cube container with a small piece of cork bark, piece of plastic plant and a water bowl. So far it seems perfectly happy with this set up. It has dug down to the bottom in one corner but is rarely hidden from view, often found sitting on top of the cork or up amongst the leaves of the plant, even sometimes up the side of the container although it will make its way into the hole it has dug when disturbed It has been feeding well on small crickets.

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    Toba seems quite calm so far.
    Now I just have to wait for its first moult with me.
  2. Rs50matt

    Rs50matt Well-Known Member

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    Is this another dwarf species enn?
  3. Enn49

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

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    @Rs50matt Yes, adult body size is 1" (dls I don't know).
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    Nice catch
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    I did look after and realised this was the species we were talking about the other week . Attempted to delete my post but got distracted and it didn't complete. Like the update thou. Good reference if I'm ever able to get hold of one or 4
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  6. Enn49

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

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    @Rs50matt I'll try to keep this updated as it grows as a reference to help others.
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    It definitely likes its food taking down small crickets as soon as they hit the substrate.

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    Rs50matt Well-Known Member

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    Completely different food response than a h chilensis then. If it could I’m sure mine would pull out a clipboard and observe it’s “food” for months :)
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    @Rs50matt Definitely no hesitation with this one :D
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    Another one to look up..congrats on the rare find, Enn.
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  11. Enn49

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

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    @MassExodus Thank you Mass. I like to keep you busy.:D
    I think this one is going to be quite a character :)
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    Toba has been here almost 4 weeks now and has made its container home. It has dug down to the bottom in one corner, not a burrow just a big hollow and some of the substrate has been piled at the bottom of the plant and of course some in the water bowl. It has also webbed amongst the leaves of the plant, up the sides of the container and over the water bowl. Toba seems to be very active even during the day, often right up the sides of the container and regularly sitting on top of the leaves. When I move the container it will head for its hollow but at a sedate walk, no panic and sit on the edge watching.

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

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    Enn...how can you still be naming each of your spiders? Don't you have like 500 now? I can't remember what I ate for lunch yesterday..
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    @MassExodus I still haven't made the 100 yet, every time I think I've made it I lose an MM or 2. :). Names are easy, lunch yesterday not so easy :rolleyes:.
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    That's not too bad. When there are a bunch it can be a chore taking care of them, especially if you have multiple hobbies. Or, possibly, I'm just lazy. Probably that. That's why I have five now. And some poecis, later. Just a few breeding pairs though. Anyway, got any new spp. coming soon? :D
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    @MassExodus I'm lucky as I'm retired so I have plenty time. I've got 3 new Ts coming but they're all ones I've had before.
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    Gotta love when the Ts are on the way!!!!!
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