Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Some Updates

It has been a long time since I last updated this blog.
So here are some recent happenings:

Recent purchase:
1) Grammastola pulchra (Brazilian Black)
2) Brachypelma Klaasi (Mexican Pink)

Will upload pictures as soon as I purchased some decent batteries for my camera.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Molts Updates

Recently molted tarantulas but sadly the exo skeletons have been crushed during the molting process.

1) Brachypelma smithi > from 2 inches to almost 3 inches...ALMOST
2) Pterinochilus murinus > from 3 inches to 4 inches +/-...MALE
3) Nhandu coloratovillosus > from 1 inch to almost 2 inches
4) RCF Grammastola porteri > from 1.25 inches to almost 2 inches

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Missing Leg !!!

I discovered this yesterday at around 2am morning.I am so shocked and frustrated with the missing of my Chilean Rose Hair tarantula.I don't know when this happened and what caused it,as the missing leg was no where to be found.

As bad as it can be,luckily tarantula has the ability to regenerate any missing legs.
It'll be quite a wait to see my tarantula with eight legs again though.

1) Seven legged spider - for now.

2) Close up of the legless joint.Wonder what had caused it.

Some molting pictures.

Some updates on the tarantulas:
Molting pictures:

1) Lasiodora parahybana freshly molted.

2) Brachypelma boehmei postmolt.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Balaptica Dubia Moulted.

I didn't know that Dubia roach will also moult until I found this 10 minutes ago in my Dubia roach enclosure.

1) A freshly moulted Dubia roach !

2) The dorsal view. Notice the pale coloration-sign of a moult.

3) The ventral view. Hard to keep it lying flat for picture session though.

4) The old exoskeleton. Notice the vertical crack where the newly formed roach breaked through.

5) The underside of the exoskeleton.

Another lesson well-learned.

Parcel Received From Andrew on 03/11/2009

Today I've received another parcel from Andrew.

Erm...should say that I went to pick it up at the pos office today because of the heavy rain and it's only a slight chance that a posman will wade through the pouring rain to deliver it to me.

1) As usual, a thick layer of cushioning to minimize any harm that would happen during shipping.

2) Packing of the new Pandinus imperator scorpling, my first scorpion !

3) A container(now i got a container for perhaps an arboreal tarantula sling) packed with sphagnum moss and some surprises inside :)

4) Vial contaning the scorpling,with label.

5) Closeup of the African Emperor Scorpion (Pandinus imperator).

6) Surprise within the moss - Dubia roaches (Balaptica dubia)! This is just one of the bigger nymphs. They're going to be my colony starter.

7) Temporary housing for the roaches and some springtails. Can you spot them? LOL

I've got to say that I;m really satisfied with this shipment. Thumbs up ;) ! ! !
Thanks Andrew.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

My Tarantula Collection as of 01/11/2009

So now I'm going to show you what's inside those parcels that I received from Andrew Ang on 14/10/2009.

- Usambara Orange Baboon tarantula (Pterinochilus murinus).
3 inches leg span (LS) juvenile.

- Mexican Red Leg Tarantula (Brachypelma emilia).

- Rose Hair Tarantula (Grammastola porteri).
2 inches LS juvenile.

- Chaco Golden Knee Tarantula (Grammastola pulchripes).
2 inches LS juvenile.

- Mexican Red Knee Tarantula (Brachypelma smithi).
2 inches LS juvenile.

- Honduran Curly Hair Tarantula (Brachypelma albopilosum).
2 inches LS juvenile.

- Brazilian Black & White Tarantula (Nhandu coloratovillosus).

- Red Color Form Rose Hair Tarantula (RCF Grammastola porteri).

- Mexican Fire Leg Tarantula (Brachypelma boehmei).

- Green Bottle Blue Tarantula (Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens)

- Brazilian Salmon Pink Bird Eater Tarantula (Lasiodora parahybana)
**This one was from a friend.

Nice ^ ^