Saturday, July 28, 2012

Moving Day - Hyde

We had several slings / juveniles that were outgrowing their space, so we had a moving day. Here are the photos from Hyde's (Lasiodora difficilis) move.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Tiny - not so tiny

I can not believe I haven't updated about Tiny (Acanthoscurria geniculata) since May of last year! Complicated pregnancy will do that, though. When we got Tiny, we got several different slings and this one was the tiniest of the bunch, without a doubt. We received it in a vial. We still have the vial!

Just as you read on care sheets, Brazilian Whiteknees are voracious eaters and we've thoroughly enjoyed watching Tiny wrestle with food! We recently moved Tiny into a larger enclosure.

Acanthoscurria geniculata in burrow

Sometimes I just set the deli or spice cup (or whatever they are in) into the new cage and leave the spiders to adjust in their own time. Tiny set to work immediately and made his old home a part of his new home!

Acanthoscurria geniculata in burrow

His burrow is actually fairly intricate. You can peek in from either side, which is convenient. You can shine a light on one side and peek from the other. However, in the middle, the hold turns and goes into the middle of the cage. We had no idea for a while as to how far, since he didn't dig along the bottom of the cage like some of our pets have done. Now he has dug a small hole up to the surface, though. It is pretty far down from the main burrow entrances.

Tiny is no longer the smallest of our collection. The Curly Hairs are slower growing. Tiny has definitely become a favorite of the collection with his new burrow and his pretty stripes.