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Alexander - 2010-03-14
The venom is no joke. There is a story today in the newspaper about a Norwegian who got completely paralyzed in the body and had to be hospitalized for 4 days, and he suffered kidney problems for a year after being bitten..

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Mac - 2010-03-07
What time of year is the tarantula mateing season in Oklahoma. I have heard that it is pretty impressive to see them is such large volumes.

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Mary Pittman - 2010-03-06
I found an egg sac in her cave... do I take it out and put it in something else or just leave it? Will the babies be able to get through the screen tank cover?

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Tracey jacques - 2010-03-01
How many molting stages do they go through and what's the time frame between each one. My baby just molted three days ago, and my larger one just molted two weeks months ago.

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  • dk - 2010-04-12
    All tarantula's molt until the day they die... There's no real answer to this as they never stop molting...- Grammostola species, when adults, molt once every 1.5 - 2 years.

    Hope this helps.
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stefan moor - 2009-12-15
ive had my common pink toe for about 6 months and i dont think hes eaten that whole time! he molted when i 1st got him but hasnt done anything since! he hasnt made a web and he just paces in his tank! i mist it every other day and the temp is always around 73 degrees! i dont know what im doing wrong! plz help

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  • Bret - 2010-02-17
    I successfully keep several Tarantulas and you need to make sure you mist it every day, humidity is key, and you also need to make the temprature a little higher. Remeber they are from a very hot country. Do this and he should be fine.
  • stephen - 2010-02-28
    Hi, I have a pinktoe and mine used to pace the tank when I first got him. He was in a big enclosure so I changed it to smaller floor space, but more height, and I put a log standing up in there with jungle plants. Seems to be ok as it has made webs and no longer paces. I keep misting the tank everyday, and it is eatin great... hope this helps.
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Kristi - 2009-05-19
Our family just got a Pink-Toe over the weekend. We are housing it in a Lizard Lounge made by Oceanic (if anyone knows what this is). We have a heating pad under the tank but this doesn't seem to be enough to keep the temp up. So, we are also using red & black heat bulbs...the problem we are having is they are cracking the glass lid!! The glass lid is key to keeping the humidity up. Clearly there are many problems with this issue. Does anyone have a solution to this problem besides having a custom screen lid made? Help.

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  • Cali-Cartel - 2010-02-23
    Try a humidifier or humidor. If you can move the cage, place it in a bathroom with hot shower running for about 10-15 mins.
  • Matthew - 2010-02-27
    You need to have the enclosure well ventilated. If you do not the spider will grow mold in its lungs. Which would kill it quickly. Try plastic wrap with a lot of little holes in it.
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Penelope - 2010-01-30
Penelope is the most effective pet Ive ever had. I have cured SO many people of arachnophobia with her because she is so nice and chill. She is cute and cuddly and loves people. She is very social, she even has her own Myspace! look her up and add her to learn more. Penelope Eatsflies is her name. :)

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  • marc - 2010-02-27
    Thats so kool i havwe also scared people with my rose, thats her name, Im just wondering how do u tell the males from the females?
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Lenette - 2009-03-03
The humidity of the Pink Toe tarantula should be between 78-82% not as low as 65% and allowing the cage to dry out between spraying can also cause problems for this animal as they need to have high humidity and temperature.
One thing that can make this a difficult pet to have in captivity is that they need to have ventiliation in the cage making it more difficult to keep humidity.
We learnt the hard way and now have success with the pink toes and have a breeding pair.

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  • mitch - 2010-02-24
    i just got a pink toe and I am concerned about keeping the humidity at the correct level(s); do you have any suggestions?
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sabastian - 2009-05-03
I just got my indian ornamental about a week ago and I am in love with it.
It is so mildly tempered I have already held her plenty of times. I'm not worried about it biting me one bit. She's about 6 1/2 inches, and extremely gorgeous!

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  • Beth Death - 2010-02-22
    You should never handle an Indian Ornamental! If it is that docile I would be worried about its health. I have 9 tarantulas, mostly non-handleable... Cobalt (Adolph; a violent f-er), GBB, 2 OBTs (Usambara Baboons; from Africa... Orange Bitey Things for short), a Goliath, a Rose hair (OK to handle), 2 Chacos (also OK) and Kali, my Ornamental. I have been keeping tarantulas for close to 10 years, and until the girl at the pet store knew that, she tried to talk me out of buying Kali, because they are such a fast and aggressive species. WHEN, not IF you do get bitten... won't kill you; but it will hurt like hell for about a month.
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Andrew - 2010-01-09
I just bought my rose haired about a week ago and I love it. I'm still trying to learn everything I can about them. Everytime I go to the pet store I just wanna buy anything I can to try and make it happier, it's like a child to me. I never thought a pet could have this kind of effect on me but it did.

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  • rl - 2010-04-28
    I have the same feeling about my hamster, I got a baby rose haired 2 days ago. info plz!
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