Sapphira exploring BIG SPIDER DO NOT CLICK IF YOU DON'T LIKE HAIRY BIG SPIDERS

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  1. milos_mommy

    milos_mommy Active Member

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    Sapphira came out to hunt, so I go some pretty decent pictures. I wish they were better photography-wise, but you can see her very well. Unfortunately I didn't get any of her eating.

    She's totally starting to get her adult coloring! I'm excited.
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    She's also over 2.5 inches (legspan) now.
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    She was really thisty. She drinks off the walls now, but soon she'll be big enough for a bowl.
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    Her legs are longgggg
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    OH Hai, haz eksta legs fer creeeeepin.
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    Criosphynx New Member

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    *squeeee*

    More! More!
     
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    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    very pretty blue color! :).
    is she soft? sorry ive never really looked at a tarantula before. we had one surrendered to the shelter once but i was defanged and brown
     
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    milos_mommy Active Member

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    Fransheska...to be honest I have NO IDEA.

    I've never even handled her...and I've never "petted" a tarantula. Those hairs on their backs can get imbedded in your skin like fiberglass and cause itching and an allergic reaction. When they walk on you, their tootsies are soft....

    I was thinking about handling her for the first time tonight. When she was younger she was way too jumpy/fast for me to do so.

    The brown was probably a chilean rose hair. Veryyy docile and pretty much have the temperment of puppies.
     
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    Izzy's Valkyrie Very Food Agressive

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    She's purdy :D
     
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    HoundedByHounds Oh, it's *you*

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    sucha pretty muppet-spider!
     
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    bnwalker2 My house is a zoo

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    I'm completely terrified of spiders but I looked anyway

    She really is beautiful, even if I am scared of her! :p
     
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    FoxyWench Salty Sea Dog

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    i love her coloring! very pretty spider.

    ive had a tarantula walk on me, felt like a cross between velvet and tiny tiny velcro...
    a very strange feeling ...
    im nto a fan of spiders, but tarantulars are different cause there Big and Fuzzy!
     
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    Phoenixangelwyngs Zookeeper Extraordinaire!

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    She's pretty.... creepy in a giant spider way..... but pretty. Now I'm curious about spider feet even though I'm scared.
     
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    BoxMeIn21 Yeah. So?

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    That's a purdy spider - how big will she get?
     
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    She'll get pretty big...about a six inch legspan!!

    She's nearly a year old already.
     
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    SisMorphine Your Mom

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    Very pretty color!
     
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    I gathered up courage to peek ! Great shots !
     
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    AGonzalez Not a lurker

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    Ohh, I like spiders! I had a huge brown tarantula that was an inhabitant at my work. Charlotte used to sit in front of my door and scare off soldiers...she was great.
    I used to pick her up and remove her from the doors (automatic, I could only see her smashed in them) and I'm surprised I never got chomped. They do feel kind of itchy if you touch the actual hair though. Then again, I was "Ace Ventura" there - I had 3 deer, a brown bear "George", and 4 ducks - then Charlotte. :)

    She's gorgeous! What do ya feed her?
     
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    Doberdogs Living on Doberman Drive

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    She is gorgeous and I love her!
     
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    Cool story :) A lot of tarantula species are very docile. You pretty much have to poke Sapphira in the face to even get her to do a threatening pose.

    She eats small crickets right now. When she's full grown she'll probably get some superworms and roaches for variety...and maybe an occasional pinkie.
     

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