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Old 01-17-2019   #21
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Psalmopoeus irminia, Venezuelan Suntiger, molted. It spends most of its time inside its hiding place so no really good pics. When I fed it today it was doing the "happy dance" while it was eating its roach and one of its legs was temporarily visible. Here's the orange Nike slash characteristic of the species on the leg.
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Old 01-19-2019   #22
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Great series! Having a huge fear of bugs I can't imagine having that many pet spiders....wow! They are beautiuflly coloured and thank you so much for sharing the images showing that.
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Great series! Having a huge fear of bugs I can't imagine having that many pet spiders....wow! They are beautiuflly coloured and thank you so much for sharing the images showing that.
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The Venezuelan Suntiger, recently molted, finally came out to play. This is a crummy pic through the side of the enclosure through webbing so not so sharp but it does show the colors on the underside. It has a red-orange heart shaped area surrounding the fangs and the underside of the front feet is iridescent blue-green. When it goes into a defensive posture it rears its body up revealing the underside and throws its front legs up, showing all of this to a potential predator, has "don't touch me" written all over it. Still a baby it's now ~ 2 1/2 inches long after the molt, a bit less than half its expected adult size.
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Old 01-27-2019   #25
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Here's the Venezuelan Suntiger, again through the webbed up plastic enclosure, so crummy pic of a beautiful creature. I didn't touch the color saturation, it's more colorful than the photo shows. It's a fierce eater, I have to be very careful because it is faster than a person's reaction time, occasionally tries to attack or bolt.
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Old 02-04-2019   #26
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Green Bottle Blue eating a roach. Fang you very much.
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The 1 1/2" Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens sling fed again yesterday and let me loom right over her to get photos with the MP-E65 lens, better resolution than the 100 f2.8L IS macro I used in the previous pics.

It's a hairy little beast. On the crop of the legs you can see the very fine proprioceptive hairs that cross the joint space, giving it positional information on the joints and legs. And the femurs in that same photo have long black hairs with tan tips and very fine, short iridescent blue-green hairs that give them their color.

The crops of the abdomen show both the long orange hairs and the very short orange hairs and black hairs that give it the Batman figure in the center.

The roach is having a bad day.
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The roach is having a bad day.
And obviously it won't be having any more days, so they won't be getting any better either.
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And obviously it won't be having any more days, so they won't be getting any better either.


Here she looks like she's smoking a roach.
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My little 1" Grammostola pulchra, Brazilian Black, sling molted. Its fangs are pink and soft after the molt and it takes 5-7 days for the exoskeleton on the fangs to harden enough for the sling to be able to eat. Here are the first four days, first photo day 1 was taken 6 to 18 hours after the molt (molted during the night sometime), then a shot every day through day 4. I'll add more days as I get them.

Photos taken of the sling while it was in its burrow, clinging to the dirty clear plastic wall of the enclosure, far from ideal. Color temp is the same for all, didn't touch the saturation. Love the Canon MP-E65 macro lens!

In the first photo one can see a row of brown raised domes inside the mouth, cheliceral or cuticular teeth. Tarantulas with these teeth can chew up their prey, those lacking these teeth can only suck fluid out of their prey. In all the photos one can see a trilobed pattern of much smaller raised brown dots on the labium and maxillae, the cuspules. They serve glandular, sensory, and/or mechanical functions.


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