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Delphinia - 2012-11-05
My spider did another interesting thing. I was trying to move her into a smaller container so I could clean the larger one, and first she raised up her front legs, and then she put her legs down, put her abdomen up, and 'squirted' something at me. It was a white liquid, and seemed like a warning. I haven't been able to find anyone who has heard of this.

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  • Ooga Booga - 2012-11-18
    It's going through its period and trantula blood is white so just wait a couple weeks or get a male trantula for it to go away.
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jesse - 2012-09-30
I just recently got my tarantula her name is ZELDA and she is beautiful as ever went past our first molt together..(killer) so I figured her out she's very chill. Eats about 2 to three crickets every three days, roughly.  But now....shes spinning her food in webs ....never seen this. Why is she doing this

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-10-01
    They say they do it to protect the food to eat later or to protect themselves while eating it.  There are actual videos of this on u tube. 
  • Ooga Booga - 2012-11-18
    Cause you named her after a video game character so it's upset and it eats when it's upset so change the name to something cool like Tyrone. No Tyrone is not my name nor anyone I knows name.
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Cindy Fortin - 2010-07-12
We just got our tarantula and I have a question. Herck secreted a white milky substance does anyone know what it is? If you could please let us know that would be great thanks :)

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  • emma williams - 2011-11-30
    it's poo , dont worry .
  • Anonymous - 2012-11-13
    Are you sure that it's poo?
  • Ooga Booga - 2012-11-18
    The substance is normal the white substance is the trantula's blood.
  • Ooga Booga - 2012-11-18
    Trantula poo is black anyways.
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Alison - 2012-11-12
Hello. I have owned a Goliath Bird Eater, Salome, for about 3 months now. She seems health and stays active most of the time. I peered into her cage yesterday and noticed that she had started to dig/burrow in the corner of the cage. I looked a little closer and notice that just inches from her was one of her legs completely off of her body (with no other leg to replace it as if she had molted). I'm freaking out. Is this normal? I can't find anywhere on the internet where such a thing is addressed. She was still alive when I left for work this morning. Please help!

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-11-12
    Spiders have the ability to shed legs the way starfish can regrow their body parts. All spiders have a joint in their legs near the base which breaks away when the leg is grabbed or caught in something. The open stump is closed off by muscular contraction at the joint and blood loss is immediately stopped. If a leg is injured in any way the pider may decide that it is more trouble than it is worth and pull it off itself.  The leg will not totally be replaced with the next moult, it will take several sheds for the new leg to be the same length as the other legs
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kirk - 2012-11-04
i have a goliath and she only sits in her water dish she will not eat or move from her water dish. I there something wrong with her?

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Anonymous - 2012-08-24
Can you use tap water in their water dish?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-25
    If you have city (if you pay for water) water then the water has already been treated so it is safe.  If you have well water, tiy cab have the water tested, usually for free, at a pet store or purchase a kit to test the water with.  Chances are real good , if you can drink it so can they.
  • Mark Kwiatek - 2012-11-04
    Isn't chlorine a concern in tap water? I always use distilled water or water that was carbon filtered to remove the chlorine?
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sally - 2012-10-09
How do you tell the sex of your tarantula

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  • Niki - 2012-10-21
    the legs if there legs are longer (girl) widder(boydont understand all and ask me 615-215-9079
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Delphinia - 2012-10-09
I have had a rose-hair for about 2 weeks now. She (I think a she) has been fine and only reared up at me once. I have touched her back legs and had her fine with that, and thought I would try putting my hand in to start getting her used to it. I had my hand laying in the cage, palm up, for about 2 seconds when she jumped at my hand. She didn't rear up first or anything, and didn't hurt or bite me. I have been trying to find out why she might have done this, and haven't been able to find any information about it.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-10-12
    Sounds like it is very nervous. It is not being overly aggressive... but definitely not wanting to be interactive. Tarantulas don't actually relish being held, though this type of tarantula is one of the most docile. You may want to check its habitat to see if its comfortable - the temperature and humidty - and see that it has a place for it to retreat like with a piece of  driftwood or bark.
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Wilder - 2011-04-18
I very much enjoy this one, though I'm having a VERY hard time locating someone who still has spiderlings, they're a popular breed apparently! I DO, however, have 2 Sri Lankan ornamentals, and 2 Chilean rose-hairs, though am wanting something with more color to add to the collection... Awesome spider though!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-18
    You have a full house.
  • PF - 2011-10-11
    I don't know where you live and if you live outside of Canada, I don't know what are the procedures for exporting T. Here's the website of Tarantula Canada inc.: http://www.tarantulacanada.ca/English/English.htm , there's also, in the States, a breeder named John he imports from Tarantula Canada. I don't know if he has ornamental blues. I found him on youtube and he does very good videos on how to take care of T, species specifiacations, etc. On youtube type in Jon3800 and send him a message. There's also on youtube Tarantulaguy1976, I have never spoken with him but I know that he breeds ornamental blues. Hope this helps.

    Good luck!
    PF
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Isabel S - 2012-09-26
I just got a rose hair last Sunday (3 days ago) and I thought maybe I could hold it for the first time today. It ran away and picked up its back legs when I tried to nudge it from behind. Does it still need to acclimate or is it aggressive? Oh and it just ate 2 crickets an hour or two ago. Maybe it was still digesting. This is also my first pet tarantula.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-09-27
    For a few times (maybe 10) just lay your hand in the enclosure - palm up for 5 to 10 minutes so she gets used to your hand.  Usually they just relax a litttle and come over to see what it is.  It tickes cuz they will use their feet (don't know what you call that) and just touch your hand.  be real still.  Eventually it should just sorta climb up on your hand - lift real slow and then maybe pet its head and put it down.  Do this several times and then you should be good to go.  Go slow - my favorite thought is KING KONG coming into my room while I am sleeping and it would scare me.  Your hand is King Kongs to that little gal.
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