Sunday, July 19, 2015

Xenesthis sp. blue continues to grow

Xenesthis sp. blue moulted last night and went from a brown blob back into a blue-red beauty. I wonder why it went through such a brown phase after the previous moult when always before it's been blue-legged with red hairs on the abdomen. But it's back to being blue-red now. I am so glad to see this eating and moulting well. These blue coloured rarities can be rather expensive spiders.

Last moult: 18.7.2015

Earlier moults: 29.4.2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Damon diadema

I finally managed to get an Amblypygi, a Damon diadema.

She's tiny with a body length of c.1,5cm. But she is very pretty.

Friday, May 29, 2015

A Death and Two Rehousings

RIP Tegenaria domestica. This mature female died, presumably from old age, 27.5.2015. What a shame. She was a sweetie.

Rehousing the Euathlus sp. fire was incredibly easy. It is so sweet and obliging a spider.

"Hey there spidey-fellow, would you kindly move into this cup for me so I can move you to a nicer home?"

"Certainly good Sir," it replies and walks calmly into the cup. And just as calmly walks into its new abode and immediately starts exploring. "Looks good! I'll just crawl under this piece of bark and settle in."

Rehousing the Brachypelma klaasi wasn't quite as simple as the Euathlus

"Hey there spidey-fellow, would you kindly move into this cup for me so I can move you to a nicer home?"

"NO!!!!! I KICK HAIRS IN YOUR GENERAL DIRECTION!!!! YOUR MOTHER WAS A HAMSTER AND YOUR FATHER SMELLED OF ELDERBERRIES!!!!!" After a major rage attack (I had to put on latex gloves because of all the urticating hair!) it was tired and thristy and went straight for the water before exploring the new abode.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Euathlus truculentus "black"

Euathlus truculentus "black"; female.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Brachypelma klaasi

I was supposed to be on a break from buying spiders. But when I saw this orange-pink fuzzball, my self-control broke down. Brachypelma klaasi, purchased 2.5.2015; ls c.4cm

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Brachypelma smithi moult 18.4.2015

Funny smithi since it decided to moult out in the open. It has a nice hide right next to this open corner. But nope. Out in the open it was. But all went well with the moult and the colours of its new coat are amazing.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Euathlus sp. "fire"

Euathlus sp. "fire"; LS c.3,5cm