Tuesday, September 9, 2008

OMG Spider Virtual Pet

Oh this is so friggin' cool!

Play with Spider! It will follow your pointer or you can drag it around. You can even give it bugs to eat! Awesome!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Chaos & Anansi

Since my last post, I have moved into my own apartment. I am in the process of a divorce.

I changed out the substrate (dirt) for Chaos the other day. I had never held her. She was VERY calm... after she stopped attacking the paintbrush I use to nudge the spiders.

Meanwhile, Anansi has a bald butt. I suspect it was fumes in the linen closet where they were staying or perhaps just because I had the two habitats right next to each other. Either way, I want to give her some time to de-stress before I mess with her habitat. I even had a scare where I thought she was dead. They aren't going back into the linen closet, just in case. And they aren't being set right next to each other any more, either. They are both eating well, though, so that's a good sign.

Chaos seemed so small once she was in my hand... they're both very big girls, though. I hope Anansi gets back to normal and/or molts soon so I can feel okay holding her again.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Chaos Molted

My Grammostola rosea (Chilean Rose Hair) finally molted! I didn't get to see it happen, but she did put down a lot of web for it. I tried to check the exuvium for signs of sex, but the part I need to see is missing!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Live Wish List

So I've been thinking it's birthday time... that kinda means tarantula time, right? I got Anansi 2 years ago for my birthday. Becca took me to OKC to get her. Only... that breeder is apparently out of business now. Bummer. I've been thinking about the next T, though. And now I've narrowed it down to one of two species:

I've always thought that the A. versicolor was beautiful, but both of these make good starters for Arboreal species tarantulas. I've been wanting an arboreal tarantula for a while. I have to work out habitat before I can seriously look at ordering one, though. And I might be able to find one in town. I have seen an A. avicularia at a pet store in BA before.

I hate the idea of buying from a pet store, but I also am nervous about receiving a pet in the mail! It happens all the time, though. They ship them often.