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Old 11-14-2018   #1
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I'll keep this as a running thread on my tarantulas.

Here are my new baby tarantulas. The first shot is the 1" Grammostola pulchra, Brazilian Black. As slings they are tan with a black spot on their rump but as adults they are large, full bodied, jet black. They are terrestrial, and spend most of their time as slings in burrows they construct.

The second and third shots are of a 2" Psalmopoeus irminia, Venezuelan Suntiger, a very fast, aggressive arboreal tarantula that can jump. The fangs are surrounded by red/orange hair. When the tarantula goes into a defensive posture it throws its front legs up and rears back so it shows the red area around the fangs and the iridescent blue/green underside of its footpads of its front feet.

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A very nice series of closeups Paul. Thanks for sharing.
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A very nice series of closeups Paul. Thanks for sharing.
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Great shots Paul
Thank you both.
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Interesting stuff
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Interesting stuff
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Thank you.

Here's a video I did today of the Brazilian Black catching and eating a roach, viewed from his underside. You can really see him working the roach with his fangs and his pedipalps.

Canon 5D Mk IV, 100 f2.8 macro.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CSvPXH_4dI

Here's a slow motion, 1/4 speed, of him snatching another roach. The high frame rate comes at the cost of more noise in the video. Initially he picks up a chunk of substrate under his fangs and has to maneuver it out of the way before he can sink his fangs into the roach.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIPw5fAmRVE
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More videos, Canon 5D Mk IV, 100 f2.8 macro:

Here's the Brazilian Black, slow motion of the fangs munching the roach, then a defensive pose at the end (it saw me move).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMB7aHGT_1Q

The Suntiger flipping 90 degrees and snagging a roach in normal speed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiewVtDtP6s

And the Suntiger in slow motion snatching a roach before it hits the ground, and some excellent fang action.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrKtotYtWCI
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Here is a new Green Bottle Blue, Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens, to replace the one that died. It's larger, about 2", so should be more hardy. It arrived yesterday, ate a roach this morning!
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Grammostola pulchra, 1", waiting for dinner, then eating a roach.
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C pubescens eating a roach


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