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    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. But here are rather recent additions to the menagerie:

    This girl (a millipede) is about 5-6 inches (roughly 15 cm) long.

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    No idea what sex this little un is yet. It's a type of arboreal tarantula (and quite harmless unless you're a bug). When very young, these are a bright metallic blue. As an adult, it will have a red rump, a greenish cephalothorax (head-chest) and greenish blue legs.

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    Very neat!.. I think the millipede is quite cute actually haha... I think that the tarantula is beautiful as well, it has a nice hue of blue to it. Im pretty curious to see what the adults look like, they sound beautiful as well.

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    is it a pink-toed tarantula??? I used to have one.

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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. But here are rather recent additions to the menagerie:

    This girl (a millipede) is about 5-6 inches (roughly 15 cm) long.

    Name:  IMG_8198.JPG
Views: 351
Size:  77.1 KB

    Imagine buying shoes for all those little feet!

    Name:  IMG_8201.JPG
Views: 805
Size:  101.6 KB

    No idea what sex this little un is yet. It's a type of arboreal tarantula (and quite harmless unless you're a bug). When very young, these are a bright metallic blue. As an adult, it will have a red rump, a greenish cephalothorax (head-chest) and greenish blue legs.

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    I saw a doco on those tarantulas ages ago, apparently they come from the Venezuelan coastal deserts. Awesome creatures, even though i hate spiders.

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    What does the millipede eat?

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    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.
    Jordan, I'll bet even you would like a tarantula. They are soft and fuzzy and gently tickle as they walk on your hand. They tend to be shy, as well. We don't see them often here in the desert because of all the development, but it's a treat when we do.

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    I like your new Critters !!!

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    Eww on the millipede, but the spider is cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by panam View Post
    Jordan, I'll bet even you would like a tarantula. They are soft and fuzzy and gently tickle as they walk on your hand. They tend to be shy, as well. We don't see them often here in the desert because of all the development, but it's a treat when we do.
    I have seen them at the zoo, and i do like them, not as much as jumpy ones though!

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    Cool critters! You always have such interesting pets.

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