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Moved my spider!

post #1 of 19
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I know most of the people on here hate or are afraid of spiders, but for the few that arnt =D. I moved my OBT today into a new cage! I really like the way it looks =D

Except for the 10min chase around the container, there was no problems =D.

She used to have a cyst on her abdomine. She molted about 2 months ago but never came far enough out of her tube web for me to really check her out. I checked her when I moved her and..NO cyst!
=D Her abdomine is clean and clear and under control!

I've decided to name her Isabelle.

Her cage






The top doesn't secure down at all so I'm using this screen to provide a bit of security. It also prevents her from webbing up the lid which would cause all sorts of unwanted surprises.


post #2 of 19
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Aaand Miss Isabelle in her new digs.





It fits perfectly into the corner of my bookshelf..and saves so much space...which means..room for more...MUST RESIST!!! :Thole:

post #3 of 19
Well, as far as spiders go, Isabelle is a beauty! Looks like a nice comfy home for her. I'm ok with spiders like that (confinded) or even outside. It's when they get in my house that I freak! Congrats on your new "furbaby" (and she IS furry!
post #4 of 19
Beautiful spider you have there.
post #5 of 19
Wow she's beautiful, her colour is very striking. What does OBT stand for? Lemme guess "Orange something Tarantula"?
post #6 of 19
That is a very cool spider!

I know absolutely nothing about keeping spiders, but her enclosure looks small. Is that all the space she needs? Again, I'm clueless about this, just asking out of curiosity.

What do you feed her? What is the normal lifespan?

I have a great deal of respect for spiders and will relocate them rather than harm them if they invade my home.....even black widows.
post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by Kai Bengals View Post
That is a very cool spider!

I know absolutely nothing about keeping spiders, but her enclosure looks small. Is that all the space she needs? Again, I'm clueless about this, just asking out of curiosity.

What do you feed her? What is the normal lifespan?

I have a great deal of respect for spiders and will relocate them rather than harm them if they invade my home.....even black widows.
I had to look over it a few times to be honest. Her other cage was about 1/2 larger than the one shes in. I'm not worried about it though. When people think of size, they think of dogs, cats, lizards; things that need exercise and physical work. Tarantulas in the wild live in burrows or webs. They rarely leave them because they become prey items when they do. Males will wander out once they mature and are in the search for a mate but in general, they tend to stick to their hole/web.
The spider that I have is a BIG webber and I'm really excited to see what she does with the place. She will most likely web it up from top to bottom and be perfectly content. =) She wont get much larger than she is now either.

I feed her crickets from Petsmart. When I had my larger tarantulas (8"+) I would feed them large roaches. For 6 crickets, 1 roach does the job =D. Just make sure not to get your fingers in the way! They dont technically see more as they use vibrations to find their food. Your finger is just as good as any ol' cricket =D.

Lifespans tend to vary on the environment they live in. Males really get messed over Lol. They usually live around 3 years maybe a bit longer. Females usually live a good 20+ years. Lol See what I mean about being messed over?
Tarantulas grow faster/slower according to their environment, kinda like plants I guess?
Take 2 spiderlings from the same eggsac. Place 1 spiderling in a dry, cool area and the other in a moist warm area. The spiderling kept in the moist, warm area will grow almost twice as fast as the other spiderling =). Because of this, is nearly impossible to tell the actual age of a spider unless you hatched it yourself =D.

I can talk about tarantulas all day long. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask! =D

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Originally Posted by BabyWukong View Post
Wow she's beautiful, her colour is very striking. What does OBT stand for? Lemme guess "Orange something Tarantula"?
OBT - Orange Bitey Thing.

Scientific Name: Pterinochilus murinus
Common Name: golden starburst baboon...or 9 million other common names..lol
post #8 of 19
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Aaannndd 2 days later...



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post #10 of 19
WOW! She's gorgeous! Continue sharing pics!
post #11 of 19
I LOVE this one;


That pattern on the back of her thorax looks like a gold starburst. That is soooo beautiful
post #12 of 19
Oooo her cage is so pretty!!! She's REALLY bright orange and......pretty. Although still a bit creepy. I'm not a fan of spiders or things that bite. I will admit I have snakes and they do bite....although, I've yet to have a pair of fangs sink into my skin yet and I've had them since May.

It was really neat to read all that about her. I think spiders are a lot like Ball Pythons in the fact that they don't need a big area and people don't realize that all living things don't need lots of space. Ball Pythons are completely content laying in their hides 98% of the day and coming out only to eat and drink. They aren't roamers and if they are roaming something is wrong with their cage. I'm guessing that's probably about the same for your spider friend too? Do spiders need a heat source of any kind?

Does it hurt when she bites And can you even hold them? I'd be so freaked out about getting bit or it running away. I don't like fast moving creepy bitey things, ball pythons are rather slow movers, thank heavens, or I wouldn't have any!
post #13 of 19
Cool pictures. Never seen one that color before. And never knew that tarantulas built a web either.
post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by EnzoLeya View Post
Oooo her cage is so pretty!!! She's REALLY bright orange and......pretty. Although still a bit creepy. I'm not a fan of spiders or things that bite. I will admit I have snakes and they do bite....although, I've yet to have a pair of fangs sink into my skin yet and I've had them since May.

It was really neat to read all that about her. I think spiders are a lot like Ball Pythons in the fact that they don't need a big area and people don't realize that all living things don't need lots of space. Ball Pythons are completely content laying in their hides 98% of the day and coming out only to eat and drink. They aren't roamers and if they are roaming something is wrong with their cage. I'm guessing that's probably about the same for your spider friend too? Do spiders need a heat source of any kind?

Does it hurt when she bites And can you even hold them? I'd be so freaked out about getting bit or it running away. I don't like fast moving creepy bitey things, ball pythons are rather slow movers, thank heavens, or I wouldn't have any!
Nah, they dont need heat sources unless you are trying to breed. In the case, you use heat and cold to mimic their seasonal cycles to make them "think" that its a certain season so that they breed and lay you and egg sac.

Lol it hurts when most things bite you. It honestly didnt hurt when I was bitten, but there was also no venom. Certain species can seriously mess you up if your bitten.
I've held quite a few but its honestly not in the best interest of the spider to hold it. You not only have to worry about it running off and never finding it again but it could fall and rupture its abdomine, leading to death.

Lol these guys are FAST too! When I mean fast, I mean they have teleporting abilities. Their gone before your mind has time to digest it!

Here are some pics of me holding a few that I used to own.





post #15 of 19
Wow this totally gives me goose bumps! I mean I think big spiders are cool to look at but they do seriously freak me out!

I have to say the web she has already started is REALLY cool!

Are they super flighty like when you go to feed them and what not?
post #16 of 19
I have to say I`m not a spider fan but she`s beautiful! She`s been very busy in her new tank too!

Do you have to clean her out very often? Doesn`t that mess up her web? Do you have to give them water? I wouldn`t keep one but it is very interesting

I had another question but I`ve forgetten now
post #17 of 19
Cool spider! I think the Cobalt Blue spiders are amazing looking, your spider is a beaut too! I like exotic pets, I kept a bunch of those giant cockroaches (not hissers), these have wings.
post #18 of 19
Your tarantulas are all pretty, but I would never have the guts to hold one.

OBT = Orange Bitey Thing?! I seriously thought it'd be something like Orange Back Tarantula
post #19 of 19
She's amazing! I love her web.
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