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Paul L. - 2012-05-01
I am new to T's as well. Years ago i had one, but moving constanly freaked him out, I needed to give him to someone who would care for him and keep him in one spot. Now i have another, his name is Harley and he is the coolest creation EVER! I love to watch him eat, is that weird? I mean, when he does all the things that T's do for prep, actual dining etc. Okay, shoudl I not do that? Is he thinking why is this freak watching me eat? Anyway, mine did not eat for about ten days after we got him home. The substrate was wet, it was a new environment etc. After the substrate dried though, awwww hell, it was lights out for the crickets!!!!! Another question, why does he ball up the web he set down to eat on after he is done? And, the last time he ate, he did not eat all of his meal like the times before. Is that nromal?

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tony - 2010-06-01
I just bought my pink toe, after purchasing its environment /cage/terrarium a few days prior in preparation for it. Temp and Humidity are good (within norms), water is in cage, but tonight on its "cave" I found some odd milky-like mucus. Almost looks like bird droppings. She/He has not eaten much since I just got her and only put in 2 crickets one of which I still see alive.

Any idea what this might be? She/He seems to be climbing and moving around, sticking to the corners and moving here and there. What do you think this mucus could be?


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  • louise - 2010-06-22
    It's the poo from your spider don't worry just wipe away as and when you can.
  • will 101 - 2010-08-14
    I just got mine too and I have a girl. They can live for 25 years mine has mucus I think it could be from them having 8 legs.
  • slingfan07 - 2012-02-22
    Wow Will I feel bad for your T.
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marina - 2012-05-06
I have two rose haired tarantulas. I love them alot they are awesome to have around they don't seem to mind my two cats that love to watch them espieclly when they eat. If you are considering a tarantula I highly reommend one.

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Editor's Note - 2012-05-01
I love my Delielah!!! She's the coolest and most gentle creature I have ever had(and I've had lots of critters over the years. I did get "fanged" once on my knuckle....It was just a little jab, no ill effects at all.I think she was PMS'ing or something!! But I've handled her since and she's been sweet as ever!!She molted last year, but I MISSED IT!! I was on vacation!!! I left the molt in there for a while...but then took it out and kept it!!! It was like one of my kids losing their first tooth!!!

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  • Paul L. - 2012-05-01
    Okay, gotta ask, what was it like to be bitten? Excrutiating or just like damn, I just got bit by my T? Did she dry bite ya or did she release some venom with the bite?
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aimee - 2009-03-04
My friend has one named gloria and it's really surprising to read how aggresive they are. I don't know about you but it's the laziest pet in the house and hasn't displayed any aggresive behavior to the hundreds of people who've handled it in the 2-3 months he's had it. I hope it's not sick or anything.

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  • Marc - 2010-07-30
    It's like if you own a tiger. It might not be aggressive if it's been taught to be around humans, and it's well fed, but one day it might have fear or his instincts might get stronger and, pop, it will attack.
  • Simon - 2011-03-30
    So long as the tarantula is eating on a weekly basis & the colors & hair look vibrant & fuzzy it should be ok mine is very lazy unless it involves food or making someone back away because he does not like to be messed with, if you have any questions please let me know I have been raising & caring for tarantulas of all kinds for 21 years so please ask away I do not mind at all.
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Vuk Šćepović - 2012-04-21
I will buy him for my birthday! I can't wait because its in November :(
And I have a question!
Can I put it near to my men-eating plants or it is a bad idea?

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john - 2012-04-18
Who are their predators?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-19
    Not sure if this is what you mean but various birds, reptiles or even mites can be predators of these guys.
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Catherine Bridges - 2012-04-12
we have two one rose and one skeleton and the rose has not shed at all we have had them for a year or close to the skeleton has molt two to three time is it normal for that to happen

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-12
    Yes, normal.
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matt - 2010-12-20
I have never seen the molting process, and today my pink toe finally molted. I was worried at first because I thought it was dead. It hung its self by the front two legs, really crazy looking. Wish I could have seen it molt. I have heard you should not feed them, but it already has crickets and anole lizard in the cage? Should I try and remove them?

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  • Matthew - 2012-04-05
    Don't remove them not unless you want too because it will reject food before and after molting -- well a little after and when it gets to the point where it wants to eat it will.
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Kristin - 2012-04-09
I have a Texas brown tarantula that I inherited from my cousin after he was killed. I have never had one so have been learning. I came home and found it on its back under its hiding place. It freaked me out I was so upset I thought it was dead so I removed hiding place and quickly turned it over and gave it water. Now I have read that it was getting ready to molt so what do I do now? Put the hiding place back in its habitat or just leave it alone? Can someone give me some good information?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-10
    I would just put her back as best as you can - as close to where you found her.
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