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Feb. 1st, 2012 @ 10:27 am Hey All
I was wondering if there was anyone left here? I just happened upon this community and was hoping maybe one of you more experienced spider owners could offer some help?

I recently bought a Rose Hair we call Harry (since we don't know the sex yet) Harry currently resides in a 10 gallon tank with the same bedding the pet store had it on, Harry has a piece of wood to climb as well as a hollowed out log for hiding, a night light and a heat lamp, watering dish and pretty much all the curious faces pressed against the glass it could ask for.

My issue is this...Recently Harry has decided to get a little daring and will climb to the top of the tank and hang by one leg from the screened cover. While this looks rather odd and creepy at the same time i worry because i don't want him to fall. Each time he's done it we keep a soft cloth nearby the tank and i will coach it onto it and gently place it back on the floor of the tank. It worries me because i know if it falls from that height it can be very dangerous for it and i have seen it actually drop from the top on the other side of the tank landing with a loud thud...I didn't get to it in time....

Is there something i can do to keep it from climbing up there? I have read to raise the bedding up more which we've done but this morning guess who's hanging out? I think i'd need to fill more than half the tank with bedding to make it safe for it to fall on if it decides to crawl around on the screen again....

Any help would be awesome...
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FUNNY - Elephant Trampoline [ANI]
Aug. 25th, 2011 @ 01:00 pm Hiding Spider
Current Mood: amusedamused
This video has been making the rounds on Facebook. I thought it was adorable.


And then someone linked me to this one, with a voice over, and I completely lost it.
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Lizzy Borden
Feb. 16th, 2011 @ 09:44 am Mosquito-eating spider likes smelly socks
Current Mood: impressedimpressed
Current Music: LCD Soundsystem - Disco Infiltrator

Wow, this is awesome!!


Cross-posted to arachnerds .
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i'm looking at you!
Oct. 17th, 2010 @ 10:19 am new member
Hi, just joined. I love Tarantulas I have 2 rose hair, and one cobalt blue. My cobalt is a testy one when I check in on her other than that she stays in her cave.
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Mar. 17th, 2010 @ 01:53 pm Rose hair tarantula
This is a shot I got of my rose hair, Daisy, trying to climb up her tank wall.


I love her orange hair by her fangs!
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Nov. 12th, 2009 @ 08:46 pm Tarantula's Lair
Current Location: Living Room
Current Music: Skindred~Make Up Your Mind
This is a really good forum to find out information, give info and in general meet new people who are in the business and hobby of Tarantula and other arachnids. Its wonderful and I highly recommend it!

the link is http://www.tarantulaslair.com/main/

Currently there is a membership drive going on so If you join say that RDR recommended the site and then if you post 25 quality post you qualify as active :D You can also join in this contest there is a rather hefty prize to anyone who is interested.

that is what you win if you recruit and win :D

also feel free to add me as a friend on here, I love having people who are actually interested in similar things :D
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Oct. 22nd, 2009 @ 11:14 am Largest web-spinning spider discovered

Largest Web-Spinning Spider Discovered

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Lizzy Borden
Oct. 19th, 2009 @ 01:15 pm Babies!
Just got these little guys on Saturday :)

An Avicularia versicolor.
And a Grammastola pulchra.

Anyone else have baby pics of their Ts?
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Oct. 12th, 2009 @ 05:14 pm News: Scary ancient spiders revealed in 3-D models, thanks to new imaging technique.
News: Scary ancient spiders revealed in 3-D models, thanks to new imaging technique.

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