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Henry - 2006-04-02
Good but needs brighter colours

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Animal-World info on Rose-haired Tarantula
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Anthony Meleo - 2006-03-31
Hi my name is Anthony. I had a rose hair tarantula and it was so cool. I would always scare my mom and friends with it. That was funny. i was sad when I got rid of it. I had to get rid of it because my grades went down but I plan on getting another one.

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Sean - 2006-03-27
I have kept a red-knee for obout a year. I bought her when she was about the size of the top of a coke can, now she is about the size of a coaster. She has shed atleast five times, once i walked in on her in the process, i left the room to not disturb her and came back later after she was finished. Another time i walked in on her and out of the corner of my eye noticed her move strangly, this is because she had just flipped back over from molting!! Her entire legs were pink like crab meat and as soft as noodles!! her legs werent straight at all, she looked like a land octopus. Anyway, keeping her has been exactly like the care sheet said it would be, i guess you could say she has proved every part of it correct. I keep her in a 20 gallon. She has a unique anxious temperment.

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Animal-World info on Pink-toed Tarantula
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Somebody who is now quite fond of Pink Toes - 2006-03-07
I haven't kept this spider as a pet. But, if I was thinking about adopting a tarantula, I would look at this one first. This site has been very helpful, especially since I have been researching the Pink-Toed Tarantula for a science report i am doing.

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Donny - 2006-02-15
REGENERATED LEGS. I have a number of tarantulas in my collection right now. A stripe knee, Cobalt blue, chilian rose hair, 2 pink toes and a goliath bird eater, (theraphosa blondi). I recently bought the second pink toe and she arrived with one leg missing. She has just undergone her first molt since being here and the leg is completly regenerated. Complete regeneration can occur during one molt.

Donny. Feb. 15/06

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Phil M. - 2006-02-12
I've had my T. blondi for about 5 months. It is quite easily startled and short tempered. There's nothing quite like the sound of if its fangs hitting my metal tongs as I attempt to remove food scraps and feces from its enclosure. The urticating hairs from this species are extremely irritating. I have found a pair of arm-length rubber gloves to be very useful. You must be very careful not to get any of those hairs near your eyes,nose, or mouth.
It has a 9" legspan and is in a 20 gal. long aquarium with about 7 inches of Eco-Earth/vermiculite/peat moss mix. Heat is supplied with a 60 watt ceramic heat bulb during the day, a 15 watt red night bulb 24 hours a day, and an undertank heater placed on the side of the aquarium. Humidity is maintained by misting daily and covering about 2/3 of the screen top with a sheet of acrylic. The temperature stays around 80F day/74F Night. Humidity is 80%. Surprisingy I feed this spider mostly gut loaded crickets(the largest ones I can buy) several times a week. About once a week it gets a Madagascar hissing cockroach. Of the tarantulas I have, currently, this one requires the most maintenance. Due to its aggressive nature required living conditions, and feeding regimen, I don't recommend this one to anyone new to the hobby.

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Jimmy - 2006-02-11
my trantula is so sweet i bought it for 15 dollars at petco and when i got it home i put it on my moms bed to scare her and it did!!!! after that i put it in my cage and now it loves it and likes to hunt little critters that i throw inside every now and then. even though this spider looks mean its really nice and doesnt mind if you hold it!! a great pet indeed

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Animal-World info on Pink-toed Tarantula
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Frank Saplamaeff - 2006-02-03
This site is pretty good compared to the ones I've seen today, small but correct. the only thing I would suggest is putting cotton in the water dish as an owner of three. I find it helps to keep them from drowning, mostly if you have differant sized tatantulas in the same tank.

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Jean - 2006-02-02
I got tired of having the traditional pets that everyone expects one to have, so I bought a Rose-Haired Tarantula, and a Bird Eating Spider. My Goliath was sick apparently when I got him. He died several days after I purchased him. I also have just recently purchased two Pink Toed Tarantulas. One is still a baby spider. The other one is a half size bigger. The smallest stays on the floor of the taranium and the bigger one likes to stay on the wall close to the top of the taranium. I love my tarantulas. I just respect and take care of them and their environments. But I am too scared to hold them for fear of possibly getting bitten.

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Becky - 2006-01-25
this was really helpful. i am planning on adopting a pink toed tarantula and was just curious about a few things which were answered. thanks a bunch!

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