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Everything posted by RosenKrieger

  1. I'm sure you can use them if you wanted. I'm not shooting for any specific temp, so I just used a low power UTH to bump the temp up a few degrees and checked on it fairly often the first few days. It never got too hot, but lats are pretty forgiving of temp spikes if there had been any.
  2. That is normal. They push the eggcase out partially to air it and rotate it before drawing it back into a different chamber to incubate.
  3. Personally, I just use a small (5 or 10 watt) UTH stuck to the back side of my roach bin. It boosts the ambient temperature in the bin enough to get production going, but also gives them a warm area they can get closer to or farther away from. I also have a bunch of ventilation holes drilled in the lid to allow excess heat to escape.
  4. Technically they did. people get around it by saying things like: "I have such-and-such. PM me" As long as there isn't a price in the post or the words selling or buying, they can get away with it.
  5. I live in las vegas and we have really dry air here, too. What I do for my hissers is I blocked off part of the screen mesh in their lid to reduce (but not completely stop) ventilation and I mist the cage down once or twice a day and give them high moisture foods (melons, apples, oranges, things like that). I have a pair and probably 12-17 babies, and they've done well so far. Other people might be in a more similar climate and could answer your question a bit better.
  6. Welcome to the forum. Hissers were my first invertebrates as well.
  7. The P Metallica has always been one of my favorite tarantulas. A couple months ago, I fulfilled my dream of owning one, and yesterday I was able to get one tattooed on me. I've been wanting this tat for years and it turned out pretty good.
  8. Noted. I don't use stuff from outside too often, so I'll stick to using the oven most likely
  9. I've heard throwing stuff in the freezer for a few days works pretty well too. I don't have any first hand experience with it though
  10. My wife and I stopped by a reptile store about a month ago, she got a ball python and I got a Greenbottle Blue tarantula and spent way too much money on other various supplies. We decided that would be our early christmas gift to each other. lol
  11. If you're not seeing it on any living roaches, then I'd say it's just mold growing on dead roaches opportunistically.
  12. I'm just getting back into the hobby after about 8 or 9 years gone. I didn't even know that species existed until now. They are definitely good looking
  13. My favorite species that I've kept for aesthetic reasons are Neostylopyga rhombifolia and Archimandrita tesselata
  14. Reptiles can go longer than you think without food. She could still be settling in as well. Each animal is an individual and some settle in faster than others. Make sure the temps and environment is correct and just keep offering food every couple days. (Disclaimer: I don't know the exact requirements for iguanas off the top of my head, the advice I gave is just general tips for most reptiles)
  15. Welcome! It's always good to have more bug lovers here.
  16. Thanks for the welcome. I noticed the links in your signature and gave you a follow on IG and FB, btw
  17. Yeah, so far I'm just noticing there are some species that aren't really around anymore and a few new ones. Looks like it's time to do some research and catch up. I just have to avoid the classifieds section for now, though. Luckily my wife won't mind new additions, but my bank account wouldn't be too happy with me. 🤣
  18. That pattern is really cool. Do they retain it as adults?
  19. Yeah, I'm noticing that. lol The tarantula taxonomy has changed quite a bit. I'll be browsing and see a spider I recognize with a binomial name I don't recognize. lol I used to have a bunch of roach colonies (close to 30 at one point) and I would love to get more. I'm hoping that'll be easier here than finding them on arachnoboards. 90% of roaches you see in their classifieds are feeder species.
  20. It's been close to a decade since I've been on here. My life took a bit of a downturn and I got out of the hobby for a while. I've spent the last couple years getting back on my feet and I finally have reached the point where I could get back into the hobby. I was browsing around arachnoboards (after getting back into my old account) and found a reference to this forum and was able to resurrect my account. Currently keeping 5 tarantulas, hissing roaches, dubias, and a trio of N. Gordanus millipedes. Along with a ball python and 2 cats.
  21. I love these critters. I kept them through a few cycles a while back, and still have the egg-saturated sand packed away somewhere around here. This makes me want to dig it up and start the colony up again. I love how when you don't have time for them anymore, you can just pack them away for a while. haha
  22. I'll totally help you look for some next time I'm down there.
  23. Some of my G. Portentosa hiss pretty loudly while others in the colony don't hiss much at all. And my E. Javanica are only 2i still, so I haven't heard any of them hiss yet.
  24. I don't live in Florida, but I requested to join the group anyway. I'm interested in at least learning about the species there and laws pertaining to them.
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