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  1. #11

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    Here is a shot of Joe hanging out near the grape wood. You can see some webbing there, which is pretty cool. If I can bribe Brhino into cutting off a corner of the cork bark we got, Joe'll have a roof for that little retreat.
    Well, it seems all the fish in the rivers are dying. Could this be an act of cod? --Colin Mochrie

    Never forget only dead fish swim with the stream. --Malcolm Muggeridge

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  2. #12

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    am sure I deserve a few of these... lol - Cyberra Thanks for sharing your X-stitch fish pillow project! - Aminax for being prone to computer problems - Cyberra happy birthday to me... August 29th - Cyberra earned ANOTHER one... siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh - Cyberra 
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    *shivers* You can KEEP the creepy giant spider

    The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of the act


  3. #13

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberra
    *shivers* You can KEEP the creepy giant spider
    Aww! Joe's not that big! We've got spiders in our lab much, much bigger than Joe. Honestly, Joe wouldn't even be big enough as a meal for some of our specimens.
    Well, it seems all the fish in the rivers are dying. Could this be an act of cod? --Colin Mochrie

    Never forget only dead fish swim with the stream. --Malcolm Muggeridge

    Please visit my AC blog: Tank-side Thoughts

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    Joe got the roof top. I'm not sure I like the way it looks, but it does the job. Later on I might shave off the edges at an angle. I could also try rotating the tank. Since I installed it, Joe has been hiding as much as possible.

    Here's what I mean:
    Well, it seems all the fish in the rivers are dying. Could this be an act of cod? --Colin Mochrie

    Never forget only dead fish swim with the stream. --Malcolm Muggeridge

    Please visit my AC blog: Tank-side Thoughts

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    Nice tank. Uh, why did you name a spider Joe?
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
    29 sw: Damsel, shrimpgoby, pistol shrimp, waspfish
    65 fw: Rummies, glowlight tetras, pencilfish, darters, ottos, f betta, goby, dwarf gourami, ninjas
    29 fw: Chili rasboras, pygmy cories, P. Gertrudae

  6. #16

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishkeeper
    Nice tank. Uh, why did you name a spider Joe?
    Joe got his name because the student who gave the spider to me is named Joseph, and Webster because, well, it makes webbing... even if it isn't the "classic" spider web everyone imagines when they hear the term.

    Basically, I'm a sentimental dork!
    Well, it seems all the fish in the rivers are dying. Could this be an act of cod? --Colin Mochrie

    Never forget only dead fish swim with the stream. --Malcolm Muggeridge

    Please visit my AC blog: Tank-side Thoughts

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    Here are the steps I take to move a tarantula from one container to the next. This method works with the tiniest spiderlings to the most aggressive goliaths (so far). By doing it this way, you save your tarantula and yourself from unnecessary stress and/or injury. I do this in the bathroom tub because they usually can't climb up the porcelain. Be sure to close the drain!

    First assemble the supplies needed.

    Here pictured is (from left to right):
    1. (On top of the blue lid) Wash bottle: for me, this is far better than a mister; others in the hobby swear by their misters, but I prefer these
    2. Transport container with lid- this needs to be smaller than both normal and temporary containers
    3. Soft, unused paintbrush- Put away your ten gallon hats & lassos, this is what is used for tarantula wrangling!
    4. Grape wood pieces- left outside of the container for now, do not put into temporary container until tarantula is in
    5. Securible lid to new container (jazzy blue)
    6. Temporary container with moistened substrate & without tank decor (very important!): Glass and plastic is really hard for tarantulas to grip, so slipping and falling is a possibility. If they land in the soft substrate there's little possibility of injury; but if there was a water dish or piece of wood in there, it would be another story entirely
    7. Water dish with pebbles and water (OUTSIDE of new container for the moment)
    8. Normal tarantula container that has mold out break


    Second, admire the web work and feel a stab of guilt that it is all about to be wrecked. Then, remember that, in the wild, after a good storm a web is usually destroyed.


    Third, remove everything in the moldy container EXCEPT the spider. This is to prevent injury and make it easier to herd the spider.


    Fourth, open the transport vial and rest it on top of the substrate with the opening facing the tarantula. With extreme gentleness, use the bristles of the paintbrush to push the tarantula along towards the vial. If the spider strikes, no problem, it gets the bristles and not you, and it doesn't associate the texture of your skin with something to kick or bite.
    Well, it seems all the fish in the rivers are dying. Could this be an act of cod? --Colin Mochrie

    Never forget only dead fish swim with the stream. --Malcolm Muggeridge

    Please visit my AC blog: Tank-side Thoughts

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    Aminax: Mind if I post this guide as an article??
    Do as I say. Not as I do.

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    Fifth, once in the vial, cap it and use this opportunity to check over the spider. Are all legs properly flexed and aligned? Is the abdomen round and not bloated? Are the hairs and coloration on the abdomen easily distinguished?


    For the record, this stance is roughly translated to: "I'm a gigantic spider, darn it! Stop messing with me!"


    Most of the time I just give the vial a flick and the tarantula comes right out and lands on the nice, soft substrate. Joe wasn't having any of it, and this'll just make it easily for when I need to move it back to the original container.

    Last, place tarantula into mold-free container. This particular container has far more ventilation than the other. To make sure Joe has enough humidity, I've inserted a water dish with pebbles.
    Well, it seems all the fish in the rivers are dying. Could this be an act of cod? --Colin Mochrie

    Never forget only dead fish swim with the stream. --Malcolm Muggeridge

    Please visit my AC blog: Tank-side Thoughts

  10. #20

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    Quote Originally Posted by William
    Aminax: Mind if I post this guide as an article??
    Go ahead :)
    Well, it seems all the fish in the rivers are dying. Could this be an act of cod? --Colin Mochrie

    Never forget only dead fish swim with the stream. --Malcolm Muggeridge

    Please visit my AC blog: Tank-side Thoughts

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