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What a difference 9 or 10 months can make!

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    Default What a difference 9 or 10 months can make!


    S/Helob (sex is still unknown) has been busy since first getting into its current home back in late January. At that time, the old homestead looked like this:





    Now it looks like this:




    And S/Helob has gone from this




    to this:







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    What a perfect Halloween post, Paul!

    Do you ever clean out the webbing? We had a spider in a jar when my daughter was smaller, and had to swipe out the webbing every now and then (mostly because I wanted to be safe from attack when I put in the next meals).

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    creepy, but well done

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    @ the little skeleton, too cool! This is really neat.

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    Cool! What species is this? I thought it was the blue bottle green, but the Latin shorthand doesnt match up...or maybe I am getting terms confused.
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    Why is it kept in a small jar? Interesting looking thing...not that I like spiders other than in pictures. lol It seems to me the thing would get bored being in a bottle. Seeing one kept like this raises a ton of questions in my over active brain...

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    It's plenty of space for a homebody spider Connie...sometimes too much space is bad for small critters! Personally, I adore spiders and am trying to convince Brit to allow me to get one soon. I want a Grammastola pulchra. Good luck to me finding one! LOLPosted via Mobile Device

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    Glad you folks liked the pics. I figured Halloween was a good time to post them.

    Quote Originally Posted by panam View Post
    Do you ever clean out the webbing?
    Nope. This species is known to be a very heavy webber. In part the webbing serves as a defensive strategy in this species. A the first sign of danger (and just about any sudden disturbance is viewed as danger) the T dives into its silken tunnels to hide.

    Quote Originally Posted by pipsxlch View Post
    @ the little skeleton, too cool! This is really neat.
    Thanks. It was a pain to make but I thought it turned out quite well.

    Quote Originally Posted by cakedaddy View Post
    Cool! What species is this? I thought it was the blue bottle green, but the Latin shorthand doesnt match up...or maybe I am getting terms confused.
    Personally I have never understood where anyone got the "common" name "blue bottle green" (aka "green bottle blue"). But you do have the species correct, it is a Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens.

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    Why is it kept in a small jar? It seems to me the thing would get bored being in a bottle.
    When S/Helob first took up residence it was a much smaller T. Many species of T are quite sedentary and as such don't require as much room as a more active animal would need.

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    I would assume that the common name is in reference to the bottle flies...their iridescence is similar. S/helob is very pretty! I just got the name BTW!
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    Really a cool spider and a setup for him/her.

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