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  1. I thought I was never gonna get babies! Sure, it's a nice surprise when they finally put the prom dress on but I want to be a grand Pappy! I got 6 small/med nymphs February 2015 and exactly one year to the day I finally found babies, felt like Christmas morning! Few months later now and a few more females popped cause now there's 100's! Happy Birthday to me!
  2. I love em! There seems to be plenty hanging out in plain sight until I open the bin then most run for cover under the leaves and bark. Fun to handle, multiply like mad, and as it has been said before CUTE!
  3. I keep them on 1-1/2" coco husk, that's the coarse stuff, with several layers of bark and leaves on top. I add enough water each week to keep the coco moist. This creates a nice moisture gradient, stays dry up top. They stick tons of ooths between the bark in the lower layer near the moist coco and the little ones like to hang out there too. The larger nymphs and adults prefer the upper layers. I keep it right around 80 deg F and they are breeding like crazy! So much so that I'm considering moving them to a cooler area. They are eating hardwood leaves, apple, various squash, and I occasionally put in a small dish of dog food, sometimes gets eaten and other times not at all. The apple and squash are devoured readily though.
  4. Happy birthday! :)

    1. Tex


      Thank you, my Blatto-Brother!

  5. I feed mine cooked meat as well, fun to watch the frenzy! They seem to favor beef and pork over poultry though. When I have leftovers that are about to get tossed I'll cut it into small chunks, trim all fat, rinse under hot water, toss in the bin and watch the madness!
  6. i give mine small bits of cooked meat occasionally. When I have beef, pork, or chicken leftovers I give most to the Orange heads and it drives them into a frenzy then the Ivories, they love it too but not as much as the latter, then the caves but I'll have to check on them the next day to check for their leftovers. If they have leftovers then it goes to the Orange heads, they'll never turn it down.
  7. Go to McMaster-Carr.com as stated above. The 30 mesh I am referring to is there. 30 × 30, Opening Size: 0.0268", Open Area: 65%, Wire Diameter: 0.0065", Item: 9230T28. There is 100 and 120 mesh in the “Corrosion-Resistant Type 304 Stainless Steel Wire Cloth” category. Prices on this site are also about half of the site you referenced. Just a note, 120 mesh is a size commonly used to contain fruit fly cultures.
  8. Lemon Guava is a tough sell at my place!
  9. So far the 30x30 works for fresh new babies of Shelfordella lateralis, Periplaneta White eye and normal, and Therea petiveriana and olegrandjeani. I haven't tried it with Gyna or Surinam yet. I'll also try with Green Banana and Pale Bordered field roaches in the near future. FYI The lateralis babies walk right through the standard 18x16 aluminum window screen, though I do use it for larger species.
  10. That is standard window screen which is 18x16 mesh size, same as what you can get at your local home improvement store. It's cheap so you don't really need to buy100 feet of it. Most likely the fiberglass screen you are already using is also 18x16. So the holes in the aluminum window screen will be the same size as fiberglass screen. You mentioned some of your nymphs slipped through, red runner nymph walk through this size mesh as well. Do yourself and your wallet a favor and buy a smaller quantity at any home improvement store to try out or better yet get a smaller mesh size as I mentioned in the posts above.
  11. Found this lady in the bin today, thought it was worth sharing!
  12. I too am interested in building large colonies of B. giganteus, A. tessellata, B. fusca, and B. dubia.
  13. I would love to have some B. Giganteus. Please pm me if you are interested in selling some or trading for some tarantulas!
  14. I just received them from Kyle as well, 3 days ago, along with some question marks and glowspots. I love getting new editions!
  15. Thanks for the confirmation Dude! Do you have any tips on husbandry? Any special needs, temp, humidity, diet? I have them on moist coco fiber/husk mix with rotting oak and oak leaves at 80-85 deg F. I havn't had them long enough to figure favorite foods. Thanks
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