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This is a discussion on more "critters" within the A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants... forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Watch out tarantula....he.he such a nice bug very pretty indeed....

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    Watch out tarantula....he.he such a nice bug very pretty indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cakedaddy View Post
    is it a pink-toed tarantula??? I used to have one.
    It is an Avicularia but not an Avicularia avicularia. This one is Avicularia versicolor sometimes known as the Antilles Pink Toe.

    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiorchids View Post
    I saw a doco on those tarantulas ages ago, apparently they come from the Venezuelan coastal deserts. Awesome creatures, even though i hate spiders.
    These actually are rain forest dwellers, Jordan, native to Martinique, and Guadeloupe.


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    What does the millipede eat?
    They are detritovores, Don. In other words they feed on detritus (dead plant and animal matter) though mainly dead plant matter in this case.

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    huh maybe the one i saw was a different one. Although i recall hearing that the Venuzuelan one was the only blue one in the world.....maybe they were wrong?

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    [QUOTE=pavel;244507]Well as many of the older members know, I don't have "normal" pets, I do 'critters'. ("Why?!" the newbies, ask. Because they're cool! And really low maintenance to boot.) Haven't been able to get a pic of my centipede for Steve yet -- bugger just does not want to cooperate.

    Your critters are so cool Paul!
    Have you ever tried to count its little legs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiorchids View Post
    huh maybe the one i saw was a different one. Although i recall hearing that the Venuzuelan one was the only blue one in the world.....maybe they were wrong?
    They could have been. Then too it depends on, in part, what they were focused on. There are several Ts with blue on them, but are not solid blue. Then ones like this one are blue in their very young and juvenille phases but once they mature are no longer blue. So they might have been refering to a T that is all blue as an adult. But the only Venuzuelan T that comes to mind that might fit what they were talking about is Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens (Greenbottle Blue Tarantula) -- and while, as an adult, the legs are blue -- the abdomen is red/orange, and the cephalothorax is green. The only all blue as an adult I can think of off hand is Haplopelma lividum (Cobalt Blue Tarantula) but that is native to areas like Thailand and Malaysia.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post
    Well as many of the older members know, I don't have "normal" pets, I do 'critters'. ("Why?!" the newbies, ask. Because they're cool! And really low maintenance to boot.) Haven't been able to get a pic of my centipede for Steve yet -- bugger just does not want to cooperate.

    Your critters are so cool Paul!
    Have you ever tried to count its little legs...
    If it would hold still I could try counting body segments -- each segment has two pairs of legs -- but that hasn't happened yet.

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