“This is my water dish. There are many like it…but this one is mine.” -Victory Jr.
So this post will show all of my kids at this particular time. I’m also using this to test the gallery feature of wordpress, and what better way than to show off the menagerie?
At this point we have fifteen in the gang. I am most definitely going to add a few more to the zoo, but unlike the bigger collectors in the hobby, I’m very satisfied with the species variation I have here. There are a couple more arboreals I am interested in for color as well as behavior, and 2-3 more terrestrials for similar reasons. I will most likely top this out at 20 in the collection for awhile. One of the nice features about keeping these animals as pets is that space issues are truly not that big a deal, and as most tarantulas take quite awhile (relatively) to get to full size/mature, there is some nice “lag” between rehousing situations.
Clicking on any picture will bring up the gallery feature:
Grammostola porteri “Tiphane” As of this date, she is refusing food, and has webbed a bit more on the sides. I’m expecting a molt fairly soon. This is my favorite T of the group.
Grammostola porteri “Dory” The name should say it all. 🙂
Grammostola rosea “Iskierka” She has molted, moved to a nicer house, and has been redecorating…as in creating a full basement. I’m not sure if she’ll be adding a pool or not. 🙂
Grammostola pulchripes This will be one of the biggest tarantulas I have, but right now, it is a pet-hole. THIS is the best picture since I got it. 😀
Brachypelma vagans Fresh off a molt and having gained about 25% in size, I am contemplating a rehouse..although she has built ‘down’, and has a LOT of room, looking at it from that perspective.
Poecilotheria ornata – picture is as of a couple weeks back. It is currently burrowed, and the kid has just molted for the 2nd time.
Grammostola rosea “Victory Jr.” Sometimes it is tippy-toes for mealtime.
Nhandu chromatus Another burrower -one molt down and finally venturing out, but not far enough for a good picture.
Eupalaestrus campestratus – Another burrower. This is a cool species and fun to watch, but pictures are hard with the angle and limited “window”.
Pterinochilus murinus The OBT “Orange Bitey Thing” or “Orange Baboon Tarantula”, this one has tube webbed into the moss and THIS is about as good a pic as I’ve been able to manage.
Avicularia avicularia “Dimi” The “Pink-toe” is a beautiful, docile tarantula. She has settled into her house nicely.
Nhandu coloratovillosus Card carrying member of “The nuthouse”..this one is crazy…AND fun to watch. 🙂
Psalmopoeus cambridgei Pic is from last week. This one has created a dirt and silk tube web and is most likely getting ready to molt.
Psalmopoeus irminia Good little hunter, great colors. I LOVE the common name for this one: “Venezuelan Suntiger”.
Aphonopelma anax The “Texas Tan”. I got this one as it is a species that actually lives in Colorado. Tiny TINY little one, and has refused to eat for a week. As it looks healthy, it is probably in a pre-molt state.
The Menagerie 9-9-2015